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Creativity = Breaking rules after having learned them.

Claus Hessler


The institution for Moeller technology as well as open-handed playing: Claus Hessler's drum playing stands for the highest instrumental level in terms of technique and coordination.

Multiple nominations, among others at the polls of Modern Drummer Magazine for his international book releases with Alfred Music and Wizdom Media, testimonials from David Garibaldi, Steve Smith, Alex Acuna and many more.

His trademark is his individual style of amazing technical skills, ostinato-oriented solo playing and stylistic range - the "balancing act between craft and music" always sounds like something more than "just" drumming.

In addition to a long-standing column for Drums & Percussion, he writes for Modern Drummer (USA), Drumscene (AUS) as well as Perkusista (PL), among others, and is on the starting line with Sabian's HH Garage Ride and a Signature Stock at Promark. He also endorsed Mapex Drums, Evans Drumheads, Gon Bops Percussion, Drummershoe and Ahead Armor Cases and is internationally on tour with his clinics and performances.

Especially his teaching skills are in high demand: Several ambitious drummers have already been coached by him - among them names like Anika Nilles, Patrick Metzger, Christoph Buhse, Chris Lesso, Stephane Chamberland and many more.

He also teaches at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt and the Berufsfachschule für Musik Dinkelsbühl and is president of Percussion Creativ e.V., the largest German-speaking community for drummers and percussionists in Europe.

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