👨🏻 Owner of Drum Beats Online 🥁 Drummer of I Prevail . 👇🏼DBO Academy waitlist
👨🏻 Owner of Drum Beats Online 🥁 Drummer of I Prevail . 👇🏼DBO Academy waitlist
Only 12 HOURS LEFT to join DBO Academy! Join now and get instant access! (Link in bio/story ) ▪️ I know it can be scary to join a new community drummers... I get you - 5 years ago I was playing drums in my basement, unhappy with my drumming with little opportunity to get out there and play. ▪️ I've got you - I've created an easy to follow online drum lesson platform so you can cut through years of struggle and hundreds of dollars on lessons that don't work. All leading you on a personalized path to drumming success. All taught by a touring and grammy nominated professional! ▪️ You've got this! - DON'T go on this drumming journey alone. you can join the hundreds of other drummers who are on the same path as you! And I'll be there to guide you each and every step of the way! If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask in the comment section below! ▪️ So join me inside DBO Academy! Doors close tonight at midnight! Everyone who joins will get a chance to win this beautiful snare by @offbeatdrumco ▪️ Also congrats to @marcelo_ferns_drummer19 for winning yesterdays contest! You won a full free year to DBO Academy!
*CONTEST TIME* Win a full year to DBO Academy! 🥁🎓 ▪️ Here’s how to enter: 1. Comment below what the drums mean to you and how they have impacted your life. 2. Tag 2 drummer friends of yours! ▪️ That’s it! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow on instagram! ▪️ Remember, everyone who joins DBO Academy gets the chance to win an amazing 14x6.5 copper snare drum by @offbeatdrumco !! . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #giveaway #cymbals #rockdrumming #contest #snaredrum
My friends! I’m so excited to tell you that doors to DBO Academy 🥁🎓 are open NOW! ▪️ The doors have been closed for awhile and they will close again at 11:59pm on Nov.27th. ▪️ The reason I do this is because once doors are closed, I spend a majority of my time and attention on the existing members of DBO Academy 🥁🎓 ▪️ So NOW IS THE TIME to become a member. I promise that if you watch the lessons and spend time practicing what’s in them, you will see HUGE results. ▪️ Click the link in my bio/story to get instant access!
Guys. I legitimately don’t know what to say here. This is absolutely insane and surreal. The majority of my drumming memories are me playing drums in my moms basement. ▪️ I remember putting headphones in, playing along to my favorite albums, pretending that I was playing in front of a big crowd. ▪️ During that time I would watch the Grammys every year always hoping that one day I would be able to go. ▪️ As I’ve gotten older I started to let some of those dreams go. Just 3 years ago I was just making drum videos in my guest bedroom. At that point I didn’t think I’d ever get the chance to tour. And I DEFINITELY let go of the dream of ever being nominated for a Grammy! ▪️ 3 years later I can’t believe that I’m not only touring full time, but that we got nominated for 2 FREAKING GRAMMYS! I’m incredibly thankful for @iprevailband for giving me the opportunity to go on this wild ride with them. I’m honored to be a part of this band of amazing humans. ▪️ I’m also thankful to my incredibly supportive wife @lanelizabeth for always encouraging me to follow my passions since we were kids. My mom @suevogez bought me my first drum set and my brother @rj_helguera not only introduced me to music, but gave me the opportunity to play drums live for the first time. I’m incredibly grateful for them both and for all of you who have joined me on this journey each step of the way 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️ ▪️ LETS FREAKING VLOG THE GRAMMYS!!
There are moments like this where I’m thinking in my head “is this real life?!” ▪️ I’m incredibly grateful to have the amazing outlet of playing the drums. I seriously feel like it’s a cheat code in life. ▪️ Whether I’m happy, sad, anxious, excited, or anything in between; drumming feels like the right outlet. ▪️ I’m also incredibly grateful for all of the amazing drummers who have supported, encouraged, and taught me along my journey. 🙏🏽 Honestly, that’s what I’m trying to do for all of you drummers out there! ▪️ Which is why I just created a FREE online workshop called “Become A Rock Drummer.” In this 4 part workshop you’ll learn how to set a rock solid foundation on the drum set, you’ll learn the perfect practice routine, and I’ll give you my complete “rock drummer blueprint.” ▪️ Click on the link in my story/bio to reserve your seat now! Enrollment is only open from the 12th to the 18th! Like I said, it’s totally free and I think you’ll love it! Can’t wait to see you there! . . 📸 @kurtmackey . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #livedrumming #metal #meinl #instadrummer #byzance #vicfirrh #vf15 #drumuniversity
Drum fills. Everyone wants to know a million different ones. But what if there was a few key concepts we could incorporate to our existing fills to make them MUCH more versatile? ▪️ That’s what we are learning in today’s new YouTube lesson “5 Tricks To Transform Your Fills.” ▪️ The link is in my story! Go check it out and comment your favorite ice cream flavor 🤷🏽♂️ . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #drumpic #iprevail #livedrumming #meinl #byzance #meinlcymbals #vicfirth #vf15 #metal #rockdrummer #drumuniversity #instadrum #instadrummers #drumlesson #drumfill #drumfills #chops #drumlick
My live play through of “Hurricane” is up on YouTube! Link to the full video is in my story. ▪️ It’s cool for me to watch a video like this from a third person prospective because I’m like “wait what the heck?! I get to do this every night?!” I’m incredibly grateful. ▪️ Playing the drums gives me so much life and sharing these moments with you all and having the opportunity to teach and guide you makes it even more complete! ❤️ ▪️ Thanks to @meinlcymbals for giving me the sound I’m looking for. And @vicfirth for giving me the feel I’m looking for. 📸 @kurtmackey makes it all look good. . . . . #iprevail #live #hurricane #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #livedrums #drumvideo #drumuniversity #instadrum #metal #rock
The calm before the storm ⛈ And by storm I mean having strobe lights blinding me for an hour straight, @brian .burkheiser jumping off my drum set, @eric_prevail screaming loud in my ears (jk he’s barely in my mix 😘 ) and me banging my head so hard I can barely comprehend what’s actually going on. ▪️ All that to say I enjoy the storm quite a bit. 📸 Pre-show golden hour brought to you by @kurtmackey
Getting to travel around and play drums is something I always wanted to do, but before I was in that world I didn’t know how to navigate through it. ▪️ Which is why I made today’s YouTube video! “10 Tips To Be The Best Touring Drummer” 🥁 🌎 ▪️ In this video I give you a peak behind the curtain of what touring looks like (for me personally ) and what I think is ESSENTIAL for you to work on to have the best touring experience. ▪️ This is a video I would have learned a lot from before I started touring. So even if you’ve never toured a day in your life, I think this video will be helpful for you! ▪️ Check out the link in my story to watch it!☝️ ▪️ . . . 📸: @jp_productions_nashville . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #livedrumming #touring #drumpic #instadrum #meinl #meinlcymbals #byzance #vf15 #vicfirth #iprevail
Where are all my intermediate drummers at? 🙋🏽♂️ ▪️ Who out there feels like they are in a loop of playing the same beats and fills over and over again? Desperately wanting to play something new, but you keep reverting back to the same patterns. ▪️ Because of this, you have been stuck in the intermediate level for quite some time and can’t quite break into the world of advanced drumming. ▪️ Don’t worry! I’ve got your back. In my latest YouTube lesson I give you three ways to help you break into the world of advanced drumming. ▪️ SPOILER ALERT: it’s all about increasing and expanding your mind+drum connection. Go to the link in my story and start growing! . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #drumbeat #drumfill #drumlesson #vf15 #vicfirth #meinl #meinlcymbals #advanceddrumming #chops #groove #drumuniversity #instadrummer #drumvideo #pancakes
Tour is over! Feels great to be back home and changing things up behind the kit. ▪️ During these live shows I really tried to focus on having less tension when I play. I think a lot of times when we have more energy behind the kit, the body’s go-to response is to tense up. ▪️ Focusing on hitting hard with a loose grip has helped me feel a lot more comfortable and free while playing live. ▪️ I also noticed that I lean forward a lot when I’m playing with a lot of energy. This literally only makes it harder to execute my double bass parts as clean as I want, plus it adds a lot of tension in my legs! ▪️ So throughout the shows I changed my posture to sit straight up (while still head banging like a crazy person ) and that removed a ton of tension as well! ▪️ It’s awesome how these slight adjustments can be game changers behind the kit. I’d recommend trying to find your “tension spots” next time you are playing and see if you can relax them! ▪️ Now back to work on the upcoming DBO Academy! Things are about to get awesome. Have a great day friends! . . . 📸 @kurtmackey & @rob_cella_photography . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #drumpic #drumpicture #livedrumming #iprevail #meinl #vicfirth #drumuniversity #metal #rock
I’m honored to have the opportunity to play drums on stage every night. ▪️ I feel like it’s important to always have a mindset of gratitude whenever we have the opportunity to play! ▪️ Trust me, I know what it’s like to drive 4+ hours to a gig and play in front of 3 people. I’ve done that. A lot. But it’s always important to remember to be thankful for the opportunity to share your passion with others! ▪️ So always give it your all in any drumming situation. You never know where these opportunities will take you (even the really small ones! ) Keep pushing forward my friends! . . 📸 @kurtmackey . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #meinl #byzance #vf15 #vicfirth #instadrummer #druminiversity #drumpic #drumpicture #iprevail #livedrumming #gig
Here a quick comparison between my old mice set and my new @earthworksaudio DK7 set. The difference is pretty insane in my opinion! ▪️ Can’t thank my partners @sweetwatersound enough for helping me improve the sound of my studio overall. They seriously have the best customer support over there and I genuinely believe that they are the best place to go for music gear. ▪️ You can check out the full video up on my YouTube channel! . . . . . #drums #drummer #drumming #drumbeat #drum #doublebass #meinl #vf15 #vicfirth #byzance #cymbals #instadrummer #drumuniversity #groove #metal #iprevail #drumfill #drumvideo #sweetwater #earthworks
Oh snap! 😱 I’m fully set up with my brand new @earthworksaudio microphones that sound amazingggg! ▪️ I partnered up with @sweetwatersound where I got these beauties. Why? Because they are simply the BEST place to get music gear of any kind. ▪️ I made a full video on YouTube comparing these new microphones to my old ones. I think you’ll be shocked by the difference! Check out the link in my story! . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #Sweetwater #Earthworks #meinl #vf15 #vicfirth #groove #chops #iprevail #drumuniversity #instadrummer
Who out there struggles with confidence behind the kit?? Especially when playing in front of people (or even worse, other drummers! ) ▪️ First of all, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! This is a really common thing for us drummers to experience. If you are in this camp, I want you to try a little experiment over the next week. ▪️ 1st. Pick a beat, fill, or song that you want to get better at. 2nd. Practice it everyday for at least 15 minutes and at the very end of each session, record yourself playing it. 3rd. Evaluate what you want to improve and celebrate your #smallvictories 4th. By the end of the week, play what you worked on in front of your friends, family, or any other drummer you might know ▪️ As you are trying this experiment you will notice a few things. Once you hit that record button at the end of each practice session, you will most likely feel the pressure. ▪️ This is a great time to consciously work on relaxing and try to match how you felt before hitting record. ▪️ Once it’s time to play in front of your friend(s )/family, again try to remember how you felt before there was anyone in the room. Once you you play, see if you can play it again for them! I’m willing to bet the 2nd time you will feel much better than the first time! ▪️ It’s important to remember that this is training your mind and the more control you have of your mind, the more control you will have behind the kit! ▪️ Go ahead and try this out and remember, you’ve got this! . . . . 📸 @thomaslislebrooker #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #drumlesson #vf15 #meinl #byzance #meinlcymbals #vicfirth #drumuniversity #iprevail #drumpic
New YouTube lesson on 3 Impressive Drum Beats is up! ▪️ Of course, the purpose of playing drums is not just to impress people. We all know it’s much much deeper than that! ▪️ However, every once and awhile you might find yourself in a situation where it might be helpful to have some impressive beats in your back pocket! ▪️ Go ahead and check out the lesson on the DBO YouTube channel and try these out for yourself! . . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #impressivebeats #drumbeats #groove #chops #meinl #meinlcymbals #byzance #vicfirth #instadrummer #drumvideo #drumuniversity
Getting weird with my setup. Sometimes I feel the need to totally change my environment behind the kit. ▪️ Anyone else feel the same? What’s your go to “weird” setup?? Let me know! 👇 . . . . #drums #drumming #drummer #drum #meinl #byzance #instadrummer #drumvideo #vicfirth #vf15 #splash #weird #minihats #groove #drumbeat
As drummers, why is it that sometimes when we are having the best time, we look the angriest?! ▪️ I certainly have my fair share of crazy drum faces, but now I wear them with pride! ▪️ What drummer has the best drum face? Let me know! 👇 . . . .📸 @strifemagazine #drums #drumming #drumpic #drummer #drum #drumface #meinl #vicfirth #dw #tama #drumuniversity #instadrummer #drumpicture #iprevail #germany