Rich Stitzel has been a professional drummer since 1991. He’s toured the world, played with Grammy winners, platinum sellers, and countless artists spanning many genres of music in his 25+ year career.
As an educator has worked with hundreds of students at all levels from beginners to college kids to professionals. He has taught rock camps, jazz camps, workshops, and clinics all over the country.
As an author, Rich released a book called “DrumMantra: The Foundational Series”, which is a method for guiding drummers through a series of exercises intended to strengthen coordination, rhythm awareness, concentration, timing, phrasing, and creative expression. This book is a must for any serious student who is ready to go deeper with their practice. Book two, The Primary Series, is due to be released late Fall 2017.
Rich proudly endorses A&F Drum Company (metal), Craviotto Drum Company (wood), Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, The BoxKit Cajons, and Sabian Cymbals.
Rich on PolyNome…
The PolyNome app is insane! What I have spent literally hundreds of hours writing out for my DrumMantra educational series can now be programmed almost instantly into this app. There are so many amazing features that I am super excited to dive in to. If you are serious about complex rhythmic relationships, getting your time together, and LEARNING from an app, this is a no brainer.
I have created some “moving clicks” that are based on the audio files from my book. Man, it’s so nice to be able to have that on my phone & be able to change tempos.