November 12, 2020, You’re invited to join The Collective LIVE from 5-7PM EST as we proudly present a FREE two-hour clinic via Zoom in our Masters LIVE series of lectures from Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Drummer, accomplished author, and educator: John Riley!


Riley has had a celebrated career in the music industry for over 3 decades. His career has spanned prolific performances with the likes of The Vanguard Orchestra, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie, just to name a select few! John is also synonymous with his teaching catalogued in cornerstone books of jazz drumming education such as The Art of Bop Drumming and Beyond Bop Drumming. Riley is an extremely well-versed teacher, and has been bringing his Master classes to festivals and schools around the world. He currently sits as a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, and we are excited and honored to have him share his wisdom with The Collective community!

Thanks to the Collective’s new online remote learning initiatives, newcomers and alumni from around the world have been able to reconnect with The Collective on a daily basis, and bring our famous New York campus straight into their living rooms in real-time. Albeit by taking online private lessons with some of the incredible faculty or tuning into one of our clinics with a featured faculty member, musicians are able to continue to pursue their goals and share amazing experiences together online through The Collective!

Now, The Collective and Riley are able to bring you a 2-hour course curated by our guest of honor, and hosted by Collective faculty member Peter Retzlaff. John Riley will be discussing Motives, Movement, and Music, while taking a live Q&A session from the Live-Stream Chat! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, and be sure to keep updated on all Collective news and content by following us on social media: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @thecollectivenyc

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