In the world of rudimental drumming Bill Bachman needs no introduction. He is not only a prolific author, world class performer, clinician and educator, but also an inventor and touring/recording drumset artist.
Bill studied percussion performance at the University of North Texas and is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He has played with and instructed many award winning marching percussion groups including the UNT drumline, Cadets, Bluecoats, Blue Knights, and Carolina Crown in his 12 years touring with Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society’s Health and Wellness committee and Modern Drummer magazine’s education team where he was recently nominated in the 2015 reader’s poll under the “clinician/educator” category. He has presented hundreds of drum clinics and drum festival performances on five continents over the last fifteen years as a clinician for Remo, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Row-Loff Productions.
He is author of Row-Loff’s drum instructional books Rudimental Logic, Quad Logic, and Bass Logic which have become part of the curriculum in countless high schools and colleges, and the producer of the instructional drum DVD’s,Rudimental Beats and Reefed Beats. Bill is also a columnist for Modern Drummer magazine and the author of the book Stick Technique, an Essential Guide for the Modern Drummer published through Modern Drummer and distributed through Hal Leonard.
As an inventor, Bill designed Vic Firth’s Heavy Hitter Pad series – a wildly successful product that set the standard for the practice pad industry, his unique Vic Firth signature “Billy Club” drumstick for tenor drummers which combines the projection and maneuverability of a mallet with the quickness and rimshot ability of a snare stick, and his patented “Remote Speedy Hat” which alleviates the need to cross over to play the hi hats. The Remote Speedy Hi-Hat’s patent pending design virtually eliminates friction and lets the hi hat cymbals both react and recoil instantly unlike all of the other remote cable hats on the market.
Most recently Bill launched DrumWorkout.com, a website packed full of lessons, his “Extreme Hands Makeover” and workout videos where subscribers can practice along with Bill while seeing everything demonstrated and getting coaching along the way.
Bill is the drummer for the progressive rock band Spoke of Shadows, has toured with progressive rock artist Neal Morse, and he freelances in the Dallas area. He teaches worldwide through live internet feeds via Skype, as well as locally in Dallas. For updates, videos and more information on Bill, visit him online at www.billbachman.net or facebook.com/officialbillbachman.