John Xepoleas

Band: Independent, Educator

Bio

John Xepoleas is one of the most respected drummers and educators on the West Coast. He has performed in a variety of musical settings ranging from jazz, rock and fusion, to big band, R&B and funk. He’s had numerous articles published in Modern Drummer magazine, wrote a top selling drum book entitled, Style Studies for the Creative Drummer and he developed the Lessons with the Greats book series for drums, bass, guitar and saxophone. John now hosts a successful “Online Drum Lesson” website, as well as a popular YouTube drum lesson channel. He is currently the music director for the Soundwall rock ‘n’ roll summer music camps, performs and records as a freelance drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and maintains a thriving teaching practice.

 

Drumheads Preferences

Snare Batter:

Single Ply Texture Coated

Snare Resonant:

Classic Clear Snare Bottom

Tom Batter

Modern Vintage II

Tom Resonant

Classic Clear

Kick Drum Batter

Superkick II

Kick Drum Resonant

Regulator Small Hole

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