Are you interested in learning to play drums?  I have spent over 10 years teaching drums throughout the high schools and colleges of 6 different countries including the USA, Philippines and Canada. This website serves to offer an easy to understand approach to drum/percussion theory with focuses on sight reading, stick drum and mallet technique, stick control and an introduction to literature for various instruments.

In the future I will be adding sections for keyboard instruments: marimba, vibraphone and xylophone as well as congas & bongos.  If you have any percussion instrument that you'd like to see explained or even specific questions about certain instruments, styles, etc...feel free to send a message on the contact page.  Try to explain in detail what it is you want to know as best you can so I can elaborate. Thanks for stopping by and happy drumming everyone!

Latest news

Jun 19, 2023

Website revival

After nearly a decade offline, I have returned. Some company bought my domain when I forgot to renew it and held it hostage for $3000+ for many years and then sold it to some other company and eventually it ended up for sale at the regular price again and I snatched it up immediately. So glad to be back. Stay tuned for much music!

Jan 25, 2012

Website redesign

What you're looking at is the newly refurbished drummerjacob.com website aimed at making it easier to get to the information and media that you need.


Jan 1, 2012

Happy New Year from drummerjacob.com

What a year 2011 has been!  Its the twelfth year of the new millenium and id like to celebrate with a little blog outlining my top 12 drum books for drumset.

Oct 27, 2011

Return to the USA

After 4 years in the Philippines and other asian countries, its time to return to the homeland.  I'll be in the Dallas area for awhile so hit me up my fellow Texan musicians.