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Do You #LiveToPlay?

Percussion is not a hobby. It’s a way of life.

Making music is the greatest feeling in the world. It doesn’t matter whether it’s happening in front of a sold-out crowd or alone in a practice space. We do it because we love it.

But it isn’t easy. We sacrifice our time, carry equipment, sweat, study. We get blisters, build calluses and become stronger. We do it because we can’t imagine doing anything else.

Grab your phone and show the world what being a drummer is all about. Tag your photos to join the #LiveToPlay community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.



#VF15 is all about sharing and learning from one another! These are some of our favorite video submissions.If you’d like your video to be featured, upload it to Instagram and tag it with #VF15!

Dive into our latest lessons and performances!

  • Joe Crabtree Lesson Series: Jeff Porcaro's "Rosanna" Groove
  • Performance Spotlight: Stephane Chamberland | Synchonisité
  • "Chance the Dog (the Song)" by the KRAKEN QUARTET
  • Performance Spotlight: Travis Orbin | Projects II EP
  • Maksym Deomin Lesson Series: Utilizing Gravity Effectively on Drums
  • "Restless" by Rich O'Meara - Marimba Literature Library
  • Vic Licks
  • SOU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog
  • Performance Spotlight: Donovan Melero with Hail The Sun | "Human Target Practice"
  • Performance Spotlight: Peter Erskine "Tribute" / London Drum Show 2015
  • Performance Spotlight: Joel Stevenett | Neil Peart Tribute
  • "Kim" by Askell Masson - Performed by Timothy Feerst
  • Performance Spotlight: Borka Hess | The Run
  • "Dream of the Cherry Blossoms" by Keiko Abe - Marimba Literature Library
  • "The Offering" by Michael Burritt - Marimba Literature Library
  • "Etude No. 2" by Paul Smadbeck - Marimba Literature Library
  • Joe Crabtree Lesson Series: The Secret to Soloing in Odd Times
  • Play-Along Track: Kiko Freitas / Cálculo Renal
  • 2016 WGI World Percussion Championships
  • Performance Spotlight: Gregg Potter
  • You Broke it, You Bought it - by Timo Andres
  • Performance Spotlight: Marco Iannetta
  • "Two Brazilian Steel Dances" by Ney Rosauro
  • Bernhard Schimpelsberger - Guru Purnima Drumsolo
  • Guy Nwogang - "Bye Bye" (with FREE track!)
  • "Music for Wood and Strings", by Bryce Dessner
  • Performance Spotlight: Jamison Ross - "Seven Years"
  • Stephen Taylor's Drum Workshop: Punk Rock Drumming: How To Not Lock Up
  • Shed Session: Peter Erskine / Autumnal Foliage
  • Performance Spotlight: Ash Soan - "Slave To The Rhythm"
  • "Land" by Takatsugu Muramatsu
  • Performance Spotlight: Ray Luzier with KoRn | "Freak On A Leash"
  • Vic Firth Salutes DCI 2015

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We’ve all got our go-to sticks — the ones we can’t live without. Show us what sticks you’re swinging withand tag your photos with #MyPerfectPair for a chance to be featured here!