“Playing With Sticks” and “The Next Level” draw on Queen’s vast drum corps, solo performance and teaching experience— offering a comprehensive, step-by-step approach that covers all aspects of hand technique, from the grip and rudiments to building speed and endurance. The combination of Queen’s 144-page book filled with printed examples, exercises and explanations plus video demonstrations from the 3 1/2 hour DVD will allow drummers to develop their technique more quickly and efficiently.
A featured performer, battery instructor and arranger for the Tony® and Emmy® award winning Broadway show, “BLAST”, Jeff Queen has also been a member of world-renowned corps such as the Bluecoats, Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Knights— earning the Drum Corps International and Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion honors in 1994 and 1995. Today, as a signature artist for Vic Firth Drumsticks, and a clinician for Pearl Drums, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian cymbals, Jeff continues to compose, consult, teach and perform throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
The Jeff Queen combo-pack has a suggested retail price of $49.95 and is available at leading drumshops, music stores and wherever Hudson Music DVDs and books are sold. View free Quicktime video clips and sample exercises at Hudson Music’s website