Artist Lesson Series
Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper Band)-
CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH ROCK LEGEND ALICE COOPER Glen Sobel has played in a variety of genres including rock, hip hop, pop, metal, punk, and fusion. Recently he has played, toured, and/or recorded with gigs ranging from hard rock (Alice Cooper), pop/r&b (tour with ELLIOTT YAMIN- American Idol finalist who topped the Billboard Hot 100), instrumental fusion (Glen played on PAUL GILBERT'S DVD), stadium/arena rock (Glen toured in 2010 with VASCO ROSSI- Italy's biggest rock super-star, playing to crowds in excess of 40,000), last minute subbing with some of the industry's heaviest hitters (Glen subbed a week for TOMMY LEE in Mötley Crüe on a few hours notice pulling double duty on the Crue/Alice tour), to studio TV work (Glen plays drums on the new version of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL theme on ESPN).
Glen was recently voted #1 Hard Rock Drummer from the readers of Drum! Magazine
Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)-
Jim is the drummer and bandleader for multi-platinum group, Rascal Flatts. Since moving to Nashville in 1997, Jim has played over a thousand of sold out shows for millions of fans. His television credits include The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show, The American Music Awards, The Voice, American Idol, Dancing with the stars, Oprah, and The Today Show. Jim’s recording credits include Rascal Flatts 2014 release Rewind, as well as multi-platinum disc, ‘Me and My Gang’, EA sports ‘MADDEN 11 Football’, Brian McKnight’s album, ‘Ten’ as well as movie soundtracks for “Heaven is Real” and ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’
Jim has been constantly recognized by his peers as being one of the best in the business. 2011-2014, Jim was voted “Best Country Drummer” by the readers of Modern Drummer Magazine as well as winning “Best Drum Clinician” in 2009. The readers of DRUM! Agree voting Jim “Country drummer of the year” 2008-2010, 2012-2013.
In May of 2014 Jim was featured on the cover of Modern Drummer.