DRUMSET LESSON SERIES WITH
Vic Firth is proud to present this series of lessons for the drumset player from the internationally renowned drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator Steve Houghton.
Steve initially received acclaim at age twenty as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Gary Burton, Shelly Berg, Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bob Florence, Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Dianne Reeves, Rosemary Clooney, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, and Maureen McGovern, to name a few. A band leader, classical percussionist, clinician and author, Houghton is also the associate professor of percussion and jazz at Indiana University-Bloomington, and is on faculty at the Henry Mancini Institute.
Bass Drum Technique – Heel Up vs. Heel Down
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Internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age twenty as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Les Hooper, Bob Florence, Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Bobby Hutcherson, Pat LaBarbara, Bill Cunliffe, Steve Allee, and Joe Henderson.
Houghton’s partial discography as leader includes: The Manne We Love: Gershwin Revisited (TNC), a collection of John Williams’ charts for big band and quintet, the Steve Houghton Quintet Live @ the Senator (Jazz Compass), Remembrances (Warner Bros.), and Steve Houghton Signature (MesaBluemoon).
As an author, Houghton’s publications boast more than thirty educational books and DVDs. His most recent project, Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Directors (Alfred) is a DVD-book series that addresses the entire rhythm section.
Houghton is currently Professor of Percussion and Jazz at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Houghton is the Immediate Past- President of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and endorses Yamaha drums and percussion, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, and Remo world percussion
products and drumheads.