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e/MERGE Bringing the Artist to you. Get a Free One-on-One Masterclass with a Top Artist Already for 75 years, Pearl has been working on bringing the best musical experience to drummers around the world. To support you in present troubling times Pearl Europe teamed up with some of our international Top Artists to offer you something unqiue! When you buy a Pearl e/MERGE drum kit -- you will get a one-hour personal drum lesson as a gift! The drum lesson will be on-line by one of the Top Pearl artists below. Select the artist you want to take lesson from and contact Pearl Europe at [email protected] with the proof of the purchase and serial number of the module. Valid: Starting today until March 31st 2021. Exclusive selected e/MERGE dealers: Thomann – Drum-Tec – Just Music – Musik Produktiv – PPC – Andertons – Gear4Music – Key Music – Maatwerk in Drums – Bax-Shop -- Musical Box – Merula – Tam-Tam Percussion – Alfasoni - La Baguetterie – Woodbrass – La Boîte aux Rythmes – Dirk Brand Genre: (prog)rock, jazz, pop, metal Lesson available in language(s): English German Social media links: Quick introduction: As a versatile all-rounder you can see/hear Dirk Brand performing on many international Drum-Festivals and working with tons of famous international artists from all types of genres and music styles and all over the world. For instance as an official band member of famous German metal group Axxis he toured all over the world and played at famous Wacken Open Air, Bang Your Head, Masters of Rock (CZ), and many more festivals. With Belgium dance super group Milk Inc. he is playing at some of the biggest dance festivals around and collaborations with mega stars like SEAL or A-ha happened. And in China and Japan he played with Marty Friedman from Megadeath and Japanese Keyboard wizard Tatsuya Nishiwaki! In 2015 he joined German prog-rock group "Subsignal" and recorded several highly acclaimed albums. Some albums were voted No.1 at many international genre specific radio stations and music magazines, and got nominated for best Prog-Rock Album in 2015 & 2018. As an on-demand drummer he played also many musicals like "Evita", "Linie 1", „Feet of the Flames" or "Hair"… just to name a few. Dirk Brand is author of highly acclaimed drum books "1000 Faces of Drum Styles", "Future Drumming", "Chart Reading" and "Pocket Rhythms for Drums" and also a DVD "A Band Concept". For German drum magazine „Drums&Percussion" he writes a monthly column about „Electronic and Hybrid Drumming" and “Double Bass Drum Playing”. As an international clinician and product specialist he has demonstrated and performed all over the World, sharing his wide style of different drumming skills on tons of drum festivals, like: TamTam Festival (Spain), Warsaw Drum Festival (Poland), Drums&Percussion Paderborn (Germany), Bag’Show (France), India, Vietnam, Singapore, Music Russia, Music Fair Norway, Music China, Malaysia, Dresdner Drum Festival (Germany), Drummer Meeting Koblenz (Germany) and many many more. Dirk Brand is also closely working together with Pearl Drums for their electronic systems, like: e/MERGE and MIMIC Pro. For 8 years he has been a member of the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster and since 2009 he is the Drum Department Head of the Rock-, Jazz-, Pop-, Academy called short RPJam in Gießen close to Frankfurt. How I Can Help: I have in-depth knowledge about the e/MERGE, am product specialist already for 20+ years when it concerns e-kits, am also a very versatile drummer, therefore completely flexible and open to talk about any drum topic you wish to know more about. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit several cameras, therefore being able to create different perspectives Pearl artist page for more info and details: Miguel Lamas Genre: Fusion, pop Lesson available in language(s): English Spanish Social media links: Quick introduction: Miguel Lamas (Ferrol/Spain, 1993) is a Latin Grammy Award winning drummer and playing drums already from 4 years old. He has worked live and in studio with artists like Dani Martín, Melendi, Amaia Montero, Miriam Rodriguez, Abraham Mateo, Maldita Nerea, David DeMaría, Zahara, O'Funk'Illo, David Bustamante, Soraya Arnelas, Lérica, Andrés Suárez, Tomasito, Juanito Makandé, Pepe Bao, Canijo de Jerez, Lin Cortés, Nani Cortés... just to name a few. Sa far he released two solo albums and also an album with his trio together with Raynald Colom & Jorge Vera. He performed at some of the greatest drum events around the world, like: The UK Drum Show (UK), Bag’Show (France), TamTam Drumfest (Spain), Meinl Drumfest (Germany), La Rioja Drumfest (Spain), NAMM Show (USA), ZonaSoul (Argentina), Clinic Days (Peru)... and many others. Also did he share his expertise during several online lessons at How I Can Help: There are for sure some points that I‘d like to bring to your attention: Timing, Sound, Creativity and Precision. But I am also completely flexible and open to talk about any drum topic you wish to know more about. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit several cameras, therefore being able to create different perspectives Pearl artist page for more info and details: Riccardo Merlini Genre: Rock, pop, metal Lesson available in language(s): English Italian Social media links: Quick introduction: Italian drummer, fastest hands on the planet, graduated at Conservatory, student of Mike Mangini in Boston, teacher, clinician, awarded world fastest drummer who discovered and developed the fastest hands technique reaching 400BPM with single stroke roll with drum sticks and 300BPM with bare hands. High profile and international renowned drummers from all over the world take lessons from Riccardo, like: superstar percussionist Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Mike Reid (drummer of Janet Jackson, Rhianna) and many others from around the world. How I Can Help: My technique is very useful and teachable to anyone from the first approach and it's very useful for every kind of expression and style on the drum set or percussions. It helps to reach more flexibility of wrist and fingers. Developing the right movements for a better control and grip functionality. My intention during this lesson would therefore be to explain you how my Super Fast Hands Technique works, at least for the first half an hour. I’ll show you many examples and give you exercises to develop and understand the benefits of this innovative method that helps you reach the fastest single strokes possible in a natural way, without tricks or shortcuts. Also I’d like to introduce to you one of my favorite tutorials: Hands&Feet Extreme Coordination… a system that I created to develop crazy independence and control of your limbs. But of course I’m also open to other requests like: just Double Pedal exercises (Doubles, Heel/Toe Technique, Singles…), Time Keeping especially at fast tempos, Chops etc… I speak English (C2 Level) and of course Italian. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit iPhone 11PRO front view Mac Book Pro Action Cam HD for my feet Pearl artist page for more info and details: Cédric Hilaire Genre: Rock, pop, fusion, alternative Lesson available in language: French Social media links: Quick introduction: "Cédric Hilaire a commencé à faire de la batterie ainsi que ses premiers concerts à l'âge de 17 ans. Il écume les scènes européennes avec différents projets (Zetlaskars, EARL, Fouad Nohra, Kulbuto, Konami Code, Bonobo Circus, Ape’s O Clock, Tomawok...) et cumule près de 900 concerts. En parallèle, le batteur développe une passion pour la pédagogie. Il rejoint l’écurie Yamaha en tant que professeur (la Yamaha Popular Music School près de Rennes) à l’âge de 23 ans et y donne des cours particuliers et collectifs pendant plus de 10 ans. En 2014 Cédric a créé son école de batterie en ligne, D-Click Online, pour transmettre ses connaissances et sa vision de l’enseignement au plus grand nombre. Il a déjà prodigué ses conseils à plus de 300 élèves à travers le monde. En 2019 il a construit son studio, le Studio DCO, pour pouvoir acceuillir des batteurs en stage sur un ou plusieurs jours pour qu'ils puissent progresser le plus efficacement possible dans un confort optimal. Depuis ce studio il diffuse aussi des vidéos pédagogiques sur sa chaîne Youtube (25 000 abonnés) ainsi que pour sa rubrique mensuelle "Les cours de Cédric Hilaire" dans le magazine spécialisé ‘Batterie Magazine’.” How I Can Help: I am completely flexible and open to talk about any drum topic you wish to know more about… e/MERGE, it’s module, bass drum techniques, coordination, groves, and so on… Whether you are a beginner or an expert, I enjoy teaching to all levels, all styles and all ages and am a competent and very experienced drum teacher that will meet your expectations. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit several cameras, therefore being able to create different perspectives Pearl artist page for more info and details: Jason Bowld Genre: Rock, metal, urban Lesson available in language: English Social media links: Quick introduction: “Hey there! I’m Jase the drummer for Bullet For My Valentine of which I’ve been part of for the last five years now. I’ve toured worldwide at a stadium level for a long long time now and prior to Bullet. Some bands I have played with include Pitchshifter, Killing Joke, Fightstar not to mention Axewound - a cool side project with myself and Bullet singer Matt. I’m a keen educator too, being a writer for Rhythm magazine for the last 14 years and also having played many drum clinics worldwide. I teach privately/remotely from my home studio where I also compose music for T.V. sync purposes - Is there anything I can’t do? Well yes - I’m terrrrrible at Golf and you could deffo kick my ass at Crochet’ I hope to see you in 2021 when we tour our brand new Bullet album which features some of my deadliest drumming. Peace x" How I Can Help: In your lesson with me, I can cover subjects such as: double-kick, linear drumming, fill/groove ideas, rock, funk and Drum ‘n Bass - I can also teach Nu-fusions of world styles fused with modern styles that you love that will also further your technique. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit several cameras, therefore being able to create different perspectives Pearl artist page for more info and details: Kai Hahto Genre: Rock, metal Lesson available in language(s): English Finnish Social media links: Quick introduction: Kai started playing the drums at the age of 6. Since he was 13 years old, he started playing in local bands till late 80’s… and after in the 90’s he got his name cemented in especially international heavy metal drum community as being part of Rotten Sound. But Kai also played with more Blues/Rock and Dixieland/Street Jazz music styled bands. Since Kai wanted to expand his technical abilities even more, he moved to New York for one Summer in 2002. His teachers were: Freddy Gruber, Joe Morello, Jim Chapin and John Riley and gave him a completely new direction in technique and drum set control. In 2004, Kai marked a new chapter in his life by co-founding Wintersun. And in 2009, he also became part of Swallow the Sun, having him record two studio albums with them and playing hundreds of shows around the world. In between touring, he has also been very active in the studio as a drum tech/tuning guy for bands like Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Ensiferum… just to name a few… This leads us to 2014 when he was asked by Nightwish to play on their new album “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” and join on their upcoming worldwide tour… and he has been with Nightiwsh as official band member ever since. Kai has done tons of clinics and masterclasses, and has been highly acclaimed because of his live, studio and teaching work. How I Can Help: Get up close and personal with ‘one to one’ industry professional tuition. The lesson is designed around you to your needs. I will design your lesson using the information you provide me regarding your skill level be it beginner, intermediate or advanced. The number of years you’ve been playing, your favourite styles, your age, techniques and styles you wish to develop will all be factored into your lesson alongside insightful advice on becoming a session player (live and in the studio) and a stadium level live drummer. For the lesson I will use: e/MERGE Drum Kit several cameras, therefore being able to create different perspectives Pearl artist page for more info and details: