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My drum teacher, Jim Chapin


My first exposure to the drums, other than seeing Buddy Rich on TV was when my friend down the street got a brand new set of blue sparkle Ruether drums. He also got an instructional LP that taught the basics of rock drumming.  I borrowed that record and followed along to teach myself how to play. I have searched for years to find a copy, or even the name of the album. I came across it on youtube a while back and to my surprise, Jim Chapin was one of the two instructors on it. So, I guess I can say that the great Jim Chapin was my first drum teacher.



Posted on 1 month ago
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I was fortunate enough to have 2-3 lessons with Jim In the late 80's-early 90's. He had a retirement place in Sarasota, FL and would always take a few days a week at a music store to teach anyone who wanted a lesson. Sometimes he would go all day, only taking a break for lunch.

He was always out going, encouraging and highly motivated to improve everyone's abilities.

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1964-67 Rogers Blue Glass Glitter 12/14/16/20
early Oaklawn Camco Blue Moire 12/14/20
1926 Super Ludwig 5x14
1960-ish Ludwig COB 5x14 Super Sensitive
1960-ish Ludwig COB 6.5x14 Super Sensitive
1970 Ludwig COB Cut-Badge 5x14 Supra Phonic

Looking for a Camco Aristocrat SD in Blue Moire!!
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