Chris Hoffmann

Popakademie, Art of Drumming, Jesse Tellem

Chris Hoffmann is a drummer and educating artist from Germany.
Chris began his musical studies at the jazz college of music in Mainz and completed his master studies at Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim.

Over the years Chris has played on various studio productions and is the live drummer for various bands and artists. They received several awards, released their music on professional platforms and appeared on radio and tv. His artist roster includes Grammy Award Winner Carlos Nunez, Pierre M. Kraus Late Night Show, ClockClock, Sven Garrecht, Loi, Mike Singer, Moss Kena, Jesse Tellem and many more.

His artistic and educational reputation in digital learning environments gave him the opportunity to work at the highly acclaimed Popakademie Baden-Württemberg.
On the internet, his educational drum videos on the learning platform and the YouTube Channel „Art of Drummung“ have more than 2 million views.

Chris uses his patreon page as a platform for his students and follower to experience interlocking learning environments of online lessons and lessons in-person. It contains pre-recorded educational drum videos, performance videos, behind the scenes material and community features.

In 2023, his first publication as a book author was published, the “Practice Journal For Musicians".

"My goal with this practice journal is for you to become the best musician you can be by making you your own best teacher. I’m excited for you to experience what this will do you for your musical and personal growth."

IN 3

  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    For me there wasn't that one moment. My progress is the result of my daily work and all the people I met along the way.
 To pick one memorable moment: arena support tour with Jesse Tellem and my closest friends.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    Teaching drives my creativity the same as playing with artists. Explaining things in more than one way by using examples, comparisons and finding analogies makes me also think more creatively about my own playing.
  • Why do you choose Vic Firth?

    My 55A and AH5A sticks are the perfect connection between me as a person and the instrument I play. They allow me to play any style of music at any intensity I choose.


Popakademie, Art of Drumming, Jesse Tellem