Don George

While Don George is known as Neil Peart’s first drum teacher – and proudly says, “Neil didn’t need another lesson for 30 years,” referring to Neil getting with the late Freddie Gruber later in life – Don has remained an exceptional one-on-one drum instructor for over 45 years and is also somewhat of an historian on Drumming Education.

In his first Drum Talk TV interview, filmed with an in-studio audience, Don discusses some of his collection of materials dating back to 1923, as well as demonstrates and talks about his magic formula for teaching drums to all ages – a must see for all players and instructors.

Don also demonstrates how to develop limb independence and explains why it is so important to drumming. Oh – we of course asked Don about teaching a young Neil Peart and Don talks about their continuing relationship as well.

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