Private Instruction

Welcome, my friend.

I’m Rich Stitzel - creator of The DrumMantra.

If you’ve ever struggled with your time, reading, coordination, phrasing, groove, or your overall comfort behind the kit you are in the right place.

I am here to help you break through the barriers that keep most drummers from ever realizing their full potential.

When you work with me, I will help you discover your weaknesses to fix them, and uncover your strengths to refine and highlight them.

I will put you on the track to understanding how to truly develop your playing effectively and efficiently.

I have been a professional drummer since 1991. I've toured the world, played with Grammy winners, platinum sellers, and countless artists spanning many genres of music in my 25+ year career.

I have written two books. The first book is called “​The Foundational Series​”, which is a method for guiding drummers through a series of exercises intended to strengthen coordination, rhythm awareness, concentration, timing, phrasing, and creative expression. This book is a must for any serious student who is ready to go deeper with their practice. The second book is called "​The Primary Series​" and picks up where the Foundational Series ends. The Primary Series is all about the 3:4, 5:4, and 3:5 polymetric relationships. This book is for advanced drummers.

I have worked with hundreds of students at all levels from beginners to college kids to professionals. I've taught at rock camps, jazz camps, workshops, intensives, and clinics in many cities the US. I currently have several hundred students from over 40 countries around the world studying my 30-day online course, “The DrumMantra3030” as well as the exercises from my books & “boutique” drum set lesson packs.

I have gathered an abundance of insight into the technical AND artistic sides of being a drummer, as well as the professional/business side, and I always love to share what I've learned. I want you to be great.

I proudly endorse the following companies:

Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Low Boy Beaters, Moravian Percussion (The Boxkit), Polynome App., Prologix Percussion, and Sabian Cymbals.

Register for a Private Lesson

and begin your journey today.


one time payment

You get:

  • One 1-Hour Lesson
  • Live in person or video conference meeting
  • Playing Evaluation
  • Goal Setting
  • Robust Assignments
  • Consultations on Professional Aspirations
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one time payment

You get:

  • Four 1-Hour Lessons (must be used within 2 months)
  • Live in-person or video conference meeting
  • Playing Evaluations
  • Goal Setting
  • Robust Assignments
  • Consultations on Professional Aspiration
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