NAME: Stephane Chamberland
Stephane Chamberland is a drummer, clinician, educator and author. He has been playing and recording with countless musicians performing literally hundreds of live shows in Canada. He is known to be a versatile drummer, performing, reading and writing all styles of music. He is currently playing with his own jazz band and working on many other projects with freelance musicians.
Recognized internationally as a clinician, Steph has presented hundreds of clinics and masterclasses in stores, schools, camps and festivals around the globe in United States, Canada, Taiwan andChina over the past 10 years. He performed at the Canadian Cape Breton Drum Festival 2008, at the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), at theDa Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre) and at the Shanghai International Percussion Camp. He also maintains a busy private teaching schedule at his studio in Quebec City, The Wizdom Drumshed, and also teaches regularly in New York with Dom Famularo . Steph's studio is a state-of-the-art teaching and recording facility where drummers from all around the world come to study. Steph is also part of the education team for Vic Firth with the PDT+ program and has been working with companies such as Mapex to create the Mapex Learning Advantage Program and educational posters .
Stephane has studied drumset with many respected teachers in New York, New Jersey and Toronto, including Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Rick Gratton, Robby Ameen, Jeff Salem, Paul DeLong, Joe Bergamini, John Favicchia, Aldo Mazza, Frank Belluci. He went to Manhattan School of Music and studied with John Riley and Bobby Sanabria. He also studied at the Conservatory of Music in Quebec City and with several teachers in the Quebec City area.
Steph's interest in writing and education has led him to becoming very active in the music publishing world. He is the co-author of the book "The Weaker Side" with Dom Famularo (Alfred Publishing), and a contributing writer for Modern Drummer Magazine and Classic Drummer Magazine. He has also been featured in Gigging Musician, Drums Etc, International Musician and Percussive Notes. His book was voted number one at the NAMM Show 2008. He was also part of the team that wrote the new edition of the number one drum book in the world, Stick Control.
More info at www.stephanechamberland.com.