MasterClass Sheila E. Teaches Drumming and Percussion TUTORiALSheila E., a world-class drummer and percussionist who has played with the likes of Marvin Gaye and Ringo Starr, shares her personal journey and invites you into the dynamic world of rhythm and performance in her new MasterClass on drumming and percussion. Learn the fundamentals of drumming and get started right away, whether you own a drum set or use pots and pans from around your house. Discover Sheila’s warm-up routines and learn how to train for the stage, lead a band effectively, and always follow the beat.
Born into a legendary music family, Sheila E. was drawn to drumming and percussion from a very early age. Her father, Pete Escovedo, led bands that opened for The Temptations and other greats, and her uncles were Santana member and Azteca founder Coke Escovedo and The Dragons’ frontman Mario Escovedo. She performed her first onstage solo at age 15 and knew from that moment that performing music was her calling.
Sheila has played with Gloria Estefan, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Lopez. Her hit songs “The Glamorous Life” (nominated for two Grammy Awards) and “A Love Bizarre” garnered her even more acclaim and recognition as a multitalented musician: a drummer, percussion player, songwriter, singer, dancer, and dynamic performer. Rolling Stone counts her among the greatest drummers of all time, and now she’s teaching you how she claims the stage.
In this online class, you’ll learn about:
• Basic and complex drum beats
• Types of drums
• Finding your rhythm
• Solos and fills
• Leading a band and jamming
• Warm-up and practice routines
• Singles, doubles, and paradiddles
• Training for performance
• The Escovedo family
• Experimenting with percussion
• Timbales and conga drums