About Us

Welcome to OnlineDrummer.com, owned and operated by OnlineDrummer.com, LLC. We're often described as the friendliest, most helpful community of drummers online. We're here to help you learn our shared passion - the drums - and we're determined to have fun along the way.

History

We launched on July 1st, 2004 with Nate Brown's original goal of filling the void in online resources for drum teachers. We provided weekly drum beats and sheet music for drum teachers to keep their students learning and excited about learning.

As the site continued to grow, we learned that many people didn't have access to a private drum teacher and were using our resources to learn directly online. As a response, we launched video lessons, our drum forum and sheet music designed to provide resources directly to students as well as to teachers.

Currently, we are continuing to grow our talented team and content selection to provide premium drum sheet music, an unparalleled drum forum community, top-notch drum lessons and inspiring articles to both educate and motivate learners and teachers.

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Nate Brown
Publisher and Editor-In-Chief

Publisher of OnlineDrummer.com, Alfred Publishing author and Drum! Magazine Groove Analysis video instructor, Nate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH with graduate coursework in Education and Instructional Design and Technology.

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Steve Ley
Sheet Music Team Director and Editor

Steve Ley is a professional drummer, teacher, writer and transcriber based in Sydney, Australia. Steve studied Music Performance at the top-ranked Australian National University earning a Dip. in Music with a concentration in Jazz Performance.

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Pete Neville
Sheet Music Team Transcriber

A graduate of the University of NSW, the Sydney Conservatorium and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Pete is currently undertaking a Masters in secondary music/drama teaching. His work has been heard on Australian TV, Radio and in theatre and film. Having toured throughout Australia and internationally with numerous ARIA and DMA award-winning artists, Pete is one of Australia's most in-demand drummers.

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Alex Ribchester
Video Instructor

Alex Ribchester is a professional drummer and teacher based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK.

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Ed Vallee
Moderating Team Leader

Ed Vallee is a full-time, in-demand professional drummer based in Phoenix, Arizona with decades of road experience and expertise.

Additional Moderating Team Members:
Becky Alford
Frances Edwards
Martin Osborne

Authors:
Zack Albetta
Nate Brown
Patrick Marsepoil
Alex Ribchester
Dawn Richardson
Andy Ziker

Honors & Recognition

  • Recommended in the book "Drums For Dummies (2nd Edition)" as a "Great online resource ... dedicated to drummers and drumming."
  • Runner-up, best educational website, Drummies! Reader Poll by Drum! Magazine
  • The London Metro: "The ideal place to find out about drumming."