Chris Brien, internationally acclaimed Drumset Artist, Author, Composer, Percussionist, Educator and Clinician , is now a resident drum teacher at Tom Lee Popular Music Centre


- Drum and Percussion Teacher since 1986 in Sydney, Australia
- Expert in 4-way co-ordination (independence) with an innovative approach to the drumset
- Top selling recording artist, featured in leading publications and DVD's
- Chris Brien's drum instructional book "Progressive Rhythms" caters for all players of all levels. "Progressive Rhythms" _was reviewed in the March 2007 issue of "Modern Drummer Magazine".
- Extensive studio and "Live" experience, performed in many international festivals and theatre productions
- Being featured in leading drum magazines, drum websites and worked with world renowned artists
- Released several solo CD's & DVD's. Chris Brien's DVD "Independence Part II" was rated 4 out of 5 stars in the February _2006 issue of "Modern Drummer Magazine"
- Endorsed by Gretsch Drum, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, LP and Toca Percussion.

Drum Course
"The Chris Brien Drumming System" consists of 5 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and 2 Highly Advanced Levels

Course Content

- Fundamental Rhythms in Drumming
- The 48 Essential Snare Drum Rudiments
- Rock Beats & Shuffle Beats
- Latin, African and Jazz Styles
- Odd Time Playing
- Ostinatos
- Layered Grooves Patterns & Groove Playing
- Double Bass Drum Techniques
- Play-Along Tracks and Drumset Compositions



 

Percussion Course
Aim to further develop sense and understanding of rhythm and timing in music through playing different percussion instruments. This couse is suitable to all music learners
Course content covering major Latin percussion instruments

Chris Brien Drum Course and Percussion Course Available at Tom Lee Popular Music Centre, 2/F., 6 Cameron Lane, Tsimshatsui:

Course
Type
Time
Tuition Fee
No. of Lesson
Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced
Chris Brien Drum Course
Private (1/2hr.)
Mon-Sun
$420
$500
-
1 Lesson
$1,500
$1,800
-
4 Lessons
Private (1hr.)
-
-
$1,200
1 Lesson
Chris Brien Percussion Course
Group (45 mins.)
Mon-Sun
$1,000
-
-
1 Lesson
Private (1/2hr.)
$420
$500
-
1 Lesson
$1,500
$1,800
-
4 Lessons
Private (1hr.)
-
-
$1,200
1 Lesson
 

Enquiries and registration: 2723 1416 or visit Popular Music Centre

"Progressive Rhythms" By Chris Brien
Book and On-Line video lessons

¡§Progressive Rhythms¡¨ is the most comprehensive Australian drum book ever to be produced in Australia, covering the following areas of drumming:

1. RHYTHMIC STUDIES
2. 1/8 NOTE and 1/16 NOTE ROCK BEATS (320 beats)
3. LAYERED GROOVES
4. SHUFFLE BEATS (150 beats)
5. LAYERED SHUFFLE GROOVES
6. FUNKADIDDLES
7. MIXED STICKINGS
8. ACCENTED 1/16 NOTES
9. ACCENTED TRIPLETS
10. LATIN RHYTHMS
11. 1/16 NOTE PERMUTATIONS
12. 1/8 NOTE TRIPLET PERMUTATIONS
13. OSTINATOS (60 examples)
14. SOLO EXERCISES
15. TRIPLET BASED SOLO EXERCISES
16. M.L.R.G¡¦s (Multi-Layered Rhythmic Grooves)
17. THE ESSENTIAL 48 SNARE DRUM RUDIMENTS

There are literally tens of thousands of combinations within this book!!

One of the many unique features of ¡§PROGRESSIVE RHYTHMS¡¨ is that anyone who purchases a copy of ¡§Progressive Rhythms¡¨ gets free access to on-line video file drum lessons @ www.chrisbrien.com that demonstrate and explain many of the fundamental patterns and exercises in ¡§Progressive Rhythms¡¨.

Once you have purchased a copy of ¡§Progressive Rhythms¡¨ by Chris Brien, email Chris at chris@chrisbrien.com quote the ISBN number on the bar code on the back cover of the book and mention which Tom Lee Music Store you purchased the book from and Chris will email you the access codes for the on-line drum lessons @ www.chrisbrien.com

"PROGRESSIVE RHYTHMS" by Chris Brien has been listed as one of the top 12 drumming tutorial products released since 2005 by the world¡¦s leading drum magazine "Modern Drummer Magazine¡¨ USA, June 2007

"Chris Brien World Rhythms" CD

¡§Like Virgil Donati and Grant Collins, Australia¡¦s Chris Brien is a percussive one-man band wonder From Down Under.
Brien¡¦s impressively packaged eighteen-page hardcover CD booklet (in English and Chinese) is not to be outdone by his seventeen rhythmically outrageous first-take tracks. Realizing that there are no overdubs makes these complex yet musical drumset compositions all the more inspiring¡K¡K¡K¡K 4 Stars out of 5 Stars rating.
¡§Modern Drummer Magazine USA November 2008¡¨

INDEPENDENCE DVD

In this outstanding first tutorial performance, Chris Brien has included 5 original pieces, and several Free Form Solos, as well as concise explainations on how to develop your understanding of 4-way independence.

"His seamless use of ten pedals and various other percussion instruments is absolutely amazing!!

INDEPENDENCE PART II "A Giant Step" DVD
By Chris Brien

A 3-disc set featuring 5 hours of footage

¡§Slamming tribal rhythms at the cutting
edge of 4-way independence¡¨

In this outstanding tutorial performance,
Chris Brien has included 9 original pieces,
Countless multi-layered rhythmic grooves,
As well as detailed explanations and
exercises of how to develop your
understanding of 4-way independence.

Special Features:
¡P Multi-layered rhythmic grooves.
¡P Double strokes with hands and feet.
¡P Twin Effect pedal technique.
¡P Funkadiddles.
¡P Conga drum technique and patterns.
¡P DVD-Rom including MP3 downloads,
¡P Manuscript downloads and bonus footage.


Independence Part II has been rated:
4 stars out of 5 stars by ¡§Modern Drummer Magazine¡¨ USA.
March 2006