drummer's team

Our teachers
At drummer’s focus, all drum teachers are highly successful stage professionals. Not only will they teach you an excellent technique but they will also give you a multitude of valuable hints from their own professional experience. Additionally, each teacher (apart from our guest teachers) has completed two and a half years’ in-depth in-house training that ensures that all training units are approved, interesting, proven and presented in a logical sequence.

Finally, all our teachers are highly committed and it’s no coincidence that there is always the right groove between student and teacher.

drummer’s team, July 2010, df.M

The drummer’s focus teachers are (from left to right):

Front row:     
Pete Wrba (df.M), Hans-Martin Chemnitz (Headmaster df.K), Heike Wendeler-Chemnitz (Secreteriat df.K), Markus Meinecke (Headmaster df.Sbg), Andy Witte (Headmaster df.S and df.BSee), Cloy Petersen (df-Founder and Headmaster df.M), Muriel Petersen (Secreteriat df.M), Tony Kreitmayr (Assitant Headmaster df.M).
2. row: 
Philipp Meyer (df.M), Alex Holzwarth (df.M), Wolfgang Rösch (df.M), Tommy Eberhardt (df.M), Michael Schwager (df.M), Fabian Füss (df.M), Marc Turiaux (df.M), Rainer Huber (df.M), Klaus Engl (df.M).
3. row: 
Andy Dick (df.M), Thomas Bittner (df.M), Alexander Heinz (df.M), Jürgen Weishaupt (df.M), David Bücherl (df.M).
4. row: 
Matthias Gassert (df.S und df.BSee), Martin Huber (df.S und df.BSee), Manfred Ibele (df.BSee), Jörg Harsch (df.S), Jens Christian Silz (df.K), Jochen Spahr (df.S).
Top row:Stephan Kappler (df.S), Vitali Schogenow (df.S), Thorsten Reeß (df.S), Louisa Beck (former df.K), Simon Röll (df.K), David Leisser (df.Sbg), Daniel Wenk (df.BSee).


Individual portraits and detailed CVs of our df teachers are available here.Jeff Porcaro (Toto) in the Munich Marriott Hotel after the Toto concert in December 1990www.jeffporcaro.net: “I wish the students of drummer’s focus the best of luck in your studies. Remember: listen to lots of records – and to your teachers!”Robby Ameen (int’l rock & Latin drummer from New York and author of “Afro-Cuban Grooves for Bass & Drums”, a book that has become a benchmark all over the world) www.robbyameen.com writes a personal dedication in May 1999: “This goes out to Cloy Petersen and all the guys at drummer’s focus who really know how to keep the practice rooms grooving, and afterwards the beer steins chugging ...Thanks!” … and: “You guys are beyond cool ... a lot of love!”

The df-teacher references are:
7 for 4 / Affair / A Poet’s Drum / Andre Carol Orchestra / Autor für Drums & Percussion Magazin / Autor für Soundcheck Magazin / Avantasia / B.B. King / Barbara Dennerlein / Beatfreaks / Benny Bailey / Biff Byford (Saxon) / Big Boy / Bireli Lagrene / Blind Guardian / Bobby Kimball (Toto) / Body & Soul / Bonfire / BR Radio & TV / Brunner und Brunner / Candy Dulfer / Catharina Valente / Charly Antolini / Cool & the Gang / Dancing Chromosomes / Das Experiment (TV) / David & Franco Petrocca / Dieter Reith / Dreamscape / Duran Duran / Ecole National du Cirque de France / Eddie Herrlich und seine Schlagerfreunde / Eric Singer (Kiss) / Erik Brodka Band / Eugen Cicero / Eurocops (TV) / Fahnder (TV) / Fool’s Garden / Foreigner / Franco Ambrosetti / Franz Benton / Franxon Natra / Freak Out / Fretless / Funkability / Gary & Gerry with their Used Underwear / Georg Danzer / Gianna Nannini / Gil Ofarim / Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) / Groovemachine / Groove Messengers / Günther Jauch (TV) / Hank Davidson Band / Harold Faltermeyer / Helmut Hattler / Högl Fun Band / Honigmond / Horst Jankowski / Hotshot Bluesband / Hunderte von TV-Spots oder Werbe-Jingles / Hunderte von Tonstudios im In- und Ausland / Iggy Pop / Irene Sperr / James Moody / Jazz-Fantasy / Jeff Wohlgenannt / Jeni Williams / Joan Orleans / Johannes Enders / John Warren / John West Bigband / Jonathan Kalb / Joo Krauss / Joy Flemming / Jürgen Drews / Justin Timberlake / Kamelot / Kristina Bach / Landesjugend-Jazzorchester Bayern / Lee Harper / Legacy / Lipstick / Lou Bega / M.T.Eyes / Manfred Mann / Markus Stockhausen / Max Greger / McDonalds / Megaherz / Megapearls / Michael Whitaker Band / Mittermeier & Friends / MoskovSKAya / Mouvement Rapide / MTV / Münchener Symphoniker / Munich Lounge Lizards Big Band / Munich Skyline / Munich Sound Orchestra / NDR Radio & TV / Nippy Noya / N-Joy / Nymphenburg Strings / Palazzo Frankfurt & München / Paul Kuhn / Peter Schilling / Phil Carmen / Paradox / Partyblues in BB / Performer on the “Int. Musikmesse Frankfurt“ / Performer on the „Int. Drummermeeting Lahnstein“ / Playhaus / Power-Percussion / Pro7 TV / Rainhard Fendrich / Re / Reardon / Reinhard Merz Bigband / Rhapsody / Rhythm Deep / Rocky Horror Picture Show / Ron Williams / Ronny Nash and his Whiteline Casanovas / RTL / Ruben Gomez / SAE München & Stuttgart / Sam Alex / Sandy Lomax / Sat1 / Schmidbauer / Serum / Sieges Even / Slash / sno* / Sovetsko Foto / Staatsorchester Oldenburg / Stadt Flensburg / Stadt München / Stefan Massimo & The Delicats / Steps of Spirit / Stringtime / Superglow Experience Band / Supremes / SWR Radio / Tatort (TV) / Temptations / The Run / The Titans / Thilo Wolf Big Band / Thomas Gottschalk (TV) / Toni Spearman / Toots Thielemans / Traumschiff (TV) / Udo Jürgens / Uriah Heep / Vegas / Veterinary Street Jazz Band / Victoria Beckham / Viva / Wally Warning / Weigand / Watzmann Musical Tour / Wolfgang Schmid / Workshop Drummer für MGI, BSM, SAE u.a. / Yes ... and many, many more ...

The df band Power-Percussion live on 5-29-2003 at the 20Y 20th anniversary of df.M in Munich with our teachers Jürgen Weishaupt und Pete Wrba.
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