About Drummer Talk

Drummer Talk is a curated blog and weekly podcast devoted to drums, drumming, education, the music industry, and other percussion-related topics. Features news, reviews, interviews, and much more.

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The Internet’s longest running drumming podcast!

Drummer Talk started out as a simple weekly podcast in 2005 – a time when podcasting was new, and only us nerds were into it. Part education, part editorial, part morning-drive radio, the Drummer Talk podcast has carried on for nearly 10 years with one goal in mind: bringing you the most interesting drumming topics.

DrummerTalk.org is an extension of the podcast and is a drumming resource to the greater percussion community. It features hand-selected articles, news, reviews, interviews, videos, and other cool drum stuff collected from around the web! Don’t let robots pick your drumming news!

Hosted by drummer, educator, and composer,  Dave Kropf.

About Dave Kropf

A versatile and well-rounded composer, percussionist, and clinician, Dave has performed and taught around the U.S. and Europe. His musicianship on drums, vibraphone, and blues harp has placed him in projects including work with Vicky Beeching, Aaron Strumpel, Marty Parks, Lillenas Publishing, and Ardent Studios. His expertise ranges from drumset to drumline; classical percussion to world music; and orchestral to to electronic music production.

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Dave has 19 years of private lesson teaching experience as well as 13 years teaching at the collegiate level.

He holds a Bachelor of music from the University of Memphis in Music History and a Masters in Music from the University of Memphis in Jazz and Studio Music (Drum Set).  From 2002-2012 he was Music Department Chair and Percussion Division Head for Visible Music College in Memphis, TN.  Currently, he is the course director for Music Composition Programming at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL where he focuses on beat construction as applied to hip-hop, electronic, and other popular music styles. When he’s not teaching or performing around Orlando he can be found out riding his Harley.

Member ASCAP and the Percussive Arts Society