SMP 007: Lance Beckford: Drummer, Percussionist, Educator

First off, thanks to everyone for the feedback regarding last week’s episode! I heard from many people who loved the new format, and a few iTunes reviews popped up as well, so thank you!

This episode I talk to Lance Beckford, a drummer, percussionist and educator. He’s played with artists such as Michael Haggins and Terron Brooks, and recently recorded for the soundtrack to the movie Annie.

In this episode he shares his experiences from playing, teaching, and staying very busy as a working musician.


What do you think of this format? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Let me know in the comments.

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As promised, here’s the photo of Lance and myself where I look like I want to punish the conga:



Lance endorses Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads, Vic Firth Sticks, Paiste Cymbals and Toca Percussion. You can get ahold of him at

Also check out the trailer for his instructional video:


Lance Beckford: The Musician’s Percussionist: An In-Depth Study – Trailer from Rayne Films on Vimeo.