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This is an entry to a unique niche in the field of rudiments: Swiss Rudimental Drumming and its connection to the French drumming tradition can be looked at as the initial spark for a whole genre of drumming and the phrases we refer to as “rudiments”. It will both clarify ever-present questions like spacing of strokes (on drag rudiments e.g.) and also add further and deeper understanding with regards to questions of authentic interpretation at the same time. We will discuss historic aspects, grip and technique, dive into the details of the patterns, make you aware of challenges, help you structure your learning process and guide you through the minefield of misconceptions.
This is the first time ever you can learn about Swiss Drumming and its specialties in an international format/online course. In case you want to taste the “primeval soup” of drumming and understand rudiments and their original European roots you will not want to miss this opportunity!
Master of Moeller Technique
Virtuosic improviser with masterful coordination
Educator on Open Minded Drum Camp since 2017
The Wise mentor |Yoda| of Open Minded Drumming
“A lot of my technique comes from Claus … I studied with Claus for 8 or 9 years, starting around the age of 19. Claus is an awesome teacher! He has more knowledge about music and drumming than anybody I’ve ever met.”
Drummer with NEVELL; Teacher, Author & Educator
His flawless and fluid motions, the way he applies Moeller technique for ostinatos over various toms and cymbals along with independent patterns of his feet is really unique, very “drumistic” and yet musical… I hardly know anyone who is closer to the “real Moeller” than Claus.
„ … After my lesson, as an experiment I immediately began using the Chapin-style grip Claus showed me. I was stunned at the level of comfort I felt! I’ve never used a grip like this before…the closest to it was when I studied with Chuck Brown in 1972 in Oakland. I’m a fan…!!! Thanks you again for the kindness and hospitality.“
Drummer with TOWER OF POWER; Teacher, Author & Educator
I travel the globe performing, teaching. It is rare when I meet someone who has all the qualities of being a wonderful person and performer. Claus has both! He understands the bigger picture of drumming and music. He learned all the techniques the best I have seen and when I return each year to Germany I learn again when we perform together!
Global Ambassador of Drumming
Claus just floored me when I saw him perform at the Musik Messe … his musicality, chops and unique instrumentation on the drum kit. Wow what a talent!
Drummer with P!NK, Billy Idol, Simple Minds | Speaker | Author
Rarely do you run across a player with such in-depth knowledge of technique matched with the ability to teach it. Claus has helped me in my pursuit of more relaxed and fluid approach to playing. I would highly recommend taking a Skype lesson, it will make a difference!
Drummer with NICKELBACK and THREE DOORS DOWN