Frank Briggs


Frank Briggs is best known among drummers for his top-selling instructional book/DVD package, "The Complete Modern Drum Set" which has remained in Mel Bay Publications top 10 for the past 18 years.

He has worked, toured and/or recorded with; Jimmy Haslip, Dean Brown, Philippe Saisse, Kit Walker, Atlantic Starr, Mike Keneally, Brian Beller, Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Jennifer Batten, 805, Engelbert Humperdinck, Swamp Thang, Pat Boone, John Ondrasik, Minako Honda, Frank Gambale, George Clinton, Jimmy Earl, Tim Pierce, Gary Shea, Masters of Reality, Matthew Charles Heulitt, Frank Macchia, AntiGravity, Cirque Du Soleil, Ronnie Lawson, Travis Carlton, Chris Golden, St. Clair, Rudy Sarzo, Don Randi, Don Peake, Jeff Miley, Brian Price, Joe Jewell, Mariana Ingold, Pamela Polland, Steve Weingart, Ric Fierabracci, Ohm, Chris Poland, Mitchel Forman, Andrew Lane, Eric Marienthal, Jeff Babko, Dennis Hamm, MB Gordy, Satnam Romgotra, Eric Jensen, Doug Lunn, Ken Rosser, Scott Sheets, Chris Goss, Maxine Nightingale, Kim Hansen, Alex Isles, Sal Lozano, Hale, David Lawrence, and others.

He has appeared on record labels Universal, EMI/Sony, Warner Bros, Reprise, RCA, Tone Center, Immune, Higher Octave, and MTM (Germany). TV/Radio commercials and underscore for; Disney, Galoob, Micro Machines, PBS, NPR and Deutsch Welle (Germany). TV/Movie appearances/music cues include; Soul Train, Arsenio Hall, Pat Sajak, Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon with Ed McMann, MTV, VH1, Studio Jams, Argentine TV Buenos Aires, and Ulysse Films.

He currently has endorsements with Istanbul Agop cymbals, Attack heads, Yamaha drums, and is on Vic Firth drum sticks educational team.

Frank has lent his band leading, music directing, composition and performance skills to Fortune 500 companies American Express, Toyota, Forest Labs, GameStop, Disney, SAP, AstraZeneka, Sepracor, Amway, Lunesta, Celexa, and Eli Lilly - just to name a few, and has worked with the biggest event producers in this genre. His band has backed up and/or performed with Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Riverdance, Cirque Du Soleil, The Answer Guys, AntiGravity, Caroline Rhea, Hector Elizondo, Billy Porter, Earth Wind & Fire, Hip Pickles, and many others.

Frank has written over 10 instructional books and 2 DVDs on drum set for publishing companies Mel Bay, and Hal Leonard. His educational books and videos have been used worldwide by professional drummers, educators and music schools. He has traveled extensively giving master classes and clinics on drum set vocabulary and performance. The Collective (NYC), Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA), Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY), Berklee School of Music (Boston, MA), EMU Music School (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Red House PAC (Syracuse, NY) and many retail outlets, including Guitar Center (27 locations), Sam Ash, Tom Lee Music (Vancouver, BC) and dozens more.

Modern Drummer magazine recognized Frank's Complete Modern Drum Set instructional DVD as one that helped set the standard for the industry, and has consistently given his educational books 4 star reviews, and a featured interview.

A native of Central New York, Frank settled in southern California where he remains busy as a private instructor, session/live drummer, drum set clinician, and where he produces various types of projects at his home studio in Los Angeles, CA.

Frank's newest project is an online educational experience for drummers called The Drum School® look for it in September of 2013.

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