The mission behind 180Drums.

Wherever your stage is, play with passion.
Be a hero, enjoy drumming for life.

Our Story
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The 180 Drums Story

In 2014 we set our to re-imagine drum lessons.

Today, we've helped over 7,000 drummers from across the globe, not to mention hundreds of thousand of drummers who watch our online lessons. We're even more proud of our tight-knit community of aspiring drummers from over 20 countries, with beginners to professionals. These drummers encourage each another to improve and share their progress while attending a series of high-quality drum education courses and programs inside our online Academy.

Today, we're obsessed with "180 moments".

A "180 moment" is when you achieve something you never imagined possible. We're obsessed with helping people experience their "180 moment". Our mission at 180 Drums is not just making "more drum lessons" but to provide free education to the less privileged so they can have their "180" moment, too.

If you are paying for drum lessons with us, you are supporting music education and instruments going into the hands of the less privileged. We are constantly looking to connect with partners (schools, churches, communities) who we can provide with free education and instruments. Our mission is to provide kids around the world with the necessary tools to help them have their own "180 moment" and every one of our students, teachers, and "180 ambassadors" supports this vision.

When you grow, others get to grow too.

The Meaning Behind
"180 Drums"

1. Make Education Accessible

A "180" moment is when you achieve something you never imagined you could. We're obsessed with helping people experience their "180" moment. Our mission at 180 Drums is not just making "more" drum lessons but to provide free education to the less privileged so they can have their "180" moment.

2. When You Grow, Others Grow

If you are paying for drum lessons with us, you are supporting music education and instruments going into the hands of the less privileged. We are constantly looking to connect with partners (schools, churches, communities) who we can provide with free education and instruments. Our mission is to provide kids around the world with the necessary tools to help them have their own "180" moment.

3. Join Our Community

When you join our community, you join our mission. Thank you to every single one of you who help us "turn lives around" through music education. It is a privilege and honour to provide education to our global music community and we couldn't do it without you.

Come and Visit Us

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Academy San Francisco

216 Eddy St, San Francisco, California (CA), 94102
(415) 655-9116

Academy New York

643 Mundy St Watertown, New York (NY), 13601
(304) 722-3754

Meet Our Ambassadors

Meet our worldwide network of 180Drum Ambassadors. These drummers are carefully selected and help promote music education in their communities and networks by teaching lessons with us.

All Ambassadors

Tillmann Schürfeld

Drummer

Tillmann Schürfeld is a German drummer, arranger, and composer. As a pop musician, he learned from prestigious teachers and personalities like Rudi Marhold, Simon Gattringer, and Claus Hessler. Projects with various pop artists he performed throughout Germany and Europe. Besides working as a live musician and musical director producing and songwriting is another important part of his work. He recorded, arranged, and co-produced numerous Single-, EP- and album productions. Tillmann gained his first impressions of Indian classical music as a student of Bernhard Schimpelsberger in May 2018. Through Schimpelsberger, Tillmann got the opportunity to become a student of Taal Yogi Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, one of the most renowned tabla maestros in India. Since February 2019 he studies under his Guru’s guidance to learn everything about Indian rhythm-concepts (“laya”/“taal”), translation of „tabla language“ on drums, and storytelling through rhythm. During his time in India, he attended numerous workshops, masterclasses, and concerts throughout the whole Western country. In summer 2019 Tillmann made his debut with “Anahad”. The project unifies the two worlds of Indian classical and Western pop music and offers a unique combination of dance, harmony, melody, and rhythm.

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Jon Foster

Drummer

Jon Foster is a drummer and composer who constantly pushes the boundaries of his involvement in the music industry.

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Richie Martinez

Drummer

Music is what I've known my entire life. And as the journey has been both fun and trying, I can say this to every dreamer, "work harder today than you did the yesterday, never become complacent, stay humble, be kind, have hunger for success, and be relentless in your pursuit."

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