Sons of the Sun


Cité Soleil

Listen to clips from Cité Soleil( Sun City), Written and produced by Patrick Charles, JPC Music Group production.

Sons of the Sun

Listen to clips of my upcoming album, Sons of the Sun, written by Patrick Charles and Kevin Toney, copyright JPCJazz(Ascap) life music publishing,K-Tone music Ascap. arranged, Produced by Patrick Charles,JPC Music Group Production/distribution.    

Drum lessons

Welcome to Drummer’s Corner online drumming instruction, I’ve been a professional working drummer for 28 years; the knowledge and skills I have acquired are from my vast experiences working in all styles of music both in the studio and live performances. And my extensive studies at Berklee College of music earning my master’s degree. Drumming and music are an extension of my soul and my spirit, whether I’m performing, composing, producing and teaching. On the Drummer’s corner, there’s something for every Drummer at any level from the beginner to the seasoned working professional. Beginner – Learn the concept and the necessary solid foundation to make your drumming growth painless and fun. Intermediate- add to your already acquired and developing skills to unlock your creativity. Advance- learn new ideas and a fresh approach to add to your drumming style, the style you spent countless years molding and shaping.             Learn the inner working of the Groove Feel- how to create a great feel behind the groove using rhythmic ideas and dynamics and incorporate it to the music you are playing. Pocket- what exactly is pocket and how to create it in any musical context, locking in the groove, creating a feel good groove on the beat or behind the beat. Grease – learn how to create an elastic feel and tension in the groove in relation to the other players to keep the feel the pocket, the tempo, and the pulse intact, making it feel good all through the song.  Studio Groove Recording and playing live are completely different monsters, learn groove concept for the studio, groove variations, and groove editing ( less is always more). And conquer your fear of the click track, learn how to play around, with or behind the click and playing with loops in the studio, and much more.             Getting and Keeping the Gig- Live playing A-How to dissect and play the Groove of a song in live situations and make it feels great while supporting the band and the singer. B– locking in with the […]