BIOGRAPHY

Doug is an independent drummer, educator and clinician located in Edmonton, Alberta Canada where he operates his drum instruction studio, The DrumSpot.Growing up in the US, Doug started drumming at age 11 in his elementary school concert band, later joining the jazz and marching bands. He continued to play drums in his school music programs through high school as well as in various garage bands with his rock and roll loving pals. He continued gigging with multiple bands as he studied music theory, drums, percussion and art in college. Continuing in his drumming pursuits, he worked in the music retail industry and shortly thereafter began private drum instruction and playing drums professionally with various bands and artists.As an in demand touring and recording drummer, Doug is well versed in various styles of music and drumming and records and tours with various and diverse artists and bands. Acts that Doug works with and/or has toured with include: The Secret Destroyers, Dead City Dolls, Saints and Lovers, guitar virtuoso Greg Howe, Sexus, V, Skin and When Worlds Collide.Doug has been called upon to tour with numerous bands and has shared the stage with bands and artists such as Joan Jett, Dee Snyder/Widowmaker, Joe Perry, Marilyn Manson, Buckcherry, Gavin Degraw, John Legend and Maroon Five. He continues to work with a wide variety of artists and bands in the studio and on the road.As a drum educator, Doug teaches over 45 private students weekly and has recently added online and live streaming drum lessons to his website offerings (dougmeola.com). Doug is also a drum instruction book author, his latest book series entitled “Drumming Synergy” focuses on 4 limb independence, limb interdependence, control, speed and dynamics.As an educator, Doug continues to conduct various drum clinics in partnership with the companies that he endorses and is a contributing member of the Vic Firth Education Team.Doug's endorsements include Q Drum Co Drums, Heartbeat Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Humes and Berg Cases, Drum Workshop Hardware, Tune-bot, Prologix Pads and Carmichael Drum Thrones.

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The Secret Destroyers
The Secret Destroyers
Dead City Hustle
Dead City Dolls
Dead City Dolls
Dead City Dolls
Stille
Saints and Lovers
Saints and Lovers
Saints and Lovers
Stolen Transmission EP
Saints and Lovers
Supermodern
Sexus
Sexus
Sexus
Dust
Skin
Dark Sees Light
When Worlds Collide
In The End
When Worlds Collide