About Claus Hessler

At home both in the teaching and performing world, Claus Hessler appears to be a leading figure in drumset education. Coaching people like ANIKA NILLES (Jeff Beck, Nevell), PHILO TSOUNGUI (Mars Volta) or the likes of DAVID GARIBALDI or JOHNNY RABB has earned him international reputation as a master teacher. The platform openmindeddrumming.com appears as a natural extension of his book publications and teachings. In the past Claus has traveled globally to over 40 countries to teach and perform at DRUMEO (CAN), BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (USA), ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC (UK), and many more. Claus has six international book releases to his credit with ALFRED and WIZDOM MEDIA, including testimonials from STEVE GADD, JOHN BECK, ALEX ACUNA, VIC FIRTH, BILLY COBHAM, STEVE SMITH. Teaching positions as associate professor at UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS in Frankfurt, and UNIVERSITY OF POPULAR MUSIC in Mannheim, Germany. As a master student of JIM CHAPIN and DOM FAMULARO, open-handed playing and his mastery of Moeller Technique appear as his trademarks; his knowledge of rudimental history and its use towards drumset applications gives his drumming a truly unique voice. Claus endorses MAPEX drums, SABIAN cymbals, EVANS drumheads, PROMARK sticks, GON BOPS percussion, POLYNOME metronome app, AHEAD ARMOR drum cases, COOPERMAN field drums, MAJESTIC marching percussion.