- SONO 12-

DECEMBERĀ 13 - 15, 2024

Iā€™m so looking forward to SONO 12!Ā  I canā€™t wait to see some familiar faces and meet some new drumming friends as well! SONO 11 will be Dec 13-15 this year in New Orleans. I canā€™t wait to see all of you in December!


New Orleans Jazz Museum

400 Esplanade Ave New Orleans LA 70116


December 13th - 15th, 2024

This camp is for players of all skill levels! Each attendee will have the option to rent a practice kit or bring their own practice pad or practice pad kit. There will be four one and a half hour sessions each day. Some of the topics we will cover will be several styles and beats that I believe you'll need to know when you are playing with people in the real world. Some of you may have encountered some of these grooves and may even feel comfortable with them already. If so, you can "check that" off your personal checklist. But, I'll also be demonstrating some embellishments and nuances that even the more advanced players can work on to enhance what they are already able to play. I will be sending PDFs in advance of the material that we will cover.

We'll be covering the following:

  • 16th Note Funk with One Hand
  • Improving Your Shuffle
  • The Halftime Shuffle
  • The Triplet Shuffle
  • Samba
  • Bossa Nova
  • Mozambique
  • Train Beats
  • Improving Your Swing Feel
  • Ballad with Brushes
  • 5 Meters Tunes Based off the Ratcliff Beat
  • New Orleans Traditional Second Line and Big Chief

I've found that these grooves pop up in a lot of gigging and recording situations and even if they don't, understanding these beats will improve your groove in general and will also work on coordination and independence that you can apply to so many other things you may want to learn.

I will of course be fielding any questions you may have on these topics or any other subjects you may want to cover.

Johnny Vidacovich, Shannon Powell and John Wooton will be available for private lessons on the premisesĀ at the rate $150 an hour. James Singleton will be available for private lessons as well.Ā  If you choose to pay for a lesson with James, you'll be able to play with and get feedback from a world-class bass player who has played with a ton of your favorite drummers including Johnny Vidacovich, Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell and James Black! To schedule your private lessons, please email Adam KellyĀ [email protected]

After you sign up, you will beĀ redirected toĀ a campĀ attendee informationĀ page with a form that should be filled out, some of my New Orleans suggestions and pdfs of some of the material we will be covering.


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  • 9:30 - 11:00 am First Session
  • 11:15 - 12:45 pm Second Session
  • 12:45 - 2:15 pm Lunch
  • 2:15 - 3:45 pm Third Session
  • 4:00 - 5:30 pmĀ  Fourth Session

I'm looking forward to seeing you all in New Orleans. This will be an immersive experience where we'll be able to hear and see some great music as well as eat some great food!
Stay Funky,

About Stanton Moore 

Stanton Moore is a GRAMMY award-winning drummer, educator and performer born and raised in New Orleans. He is especially connected to his hometown city, its culture and collaborative spirit. In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic who continue to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. The band has averaged 100 shows a year for the last 25 years.

In 2018, Moore and his bandmates in Galactic pooled their resources to purchase the internationally renown music venue Tipitina’s.

Moore launched his solo career in 1998. He has 8 records under his own name.

In 2022 Moore started a new project with Grammy award winning guitarist and producer Eric Krasno. The Krasno / Moore Project’s current record is “Book of Queens”.

Throughout his 25 year career, Moore has played and or recorded with a diverse group of artists including Maceo Parker, Joss Stone, Irma Thomas, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter (of the Meters),Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), Corrosion of Conformity, Donald Harrison Jr., Nicholas Payton, Trombone Shorty, Skerik, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Will Bernard, Ivan Neville, Anders Osborne and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Les Claypool (Primus) to name a few.

He has also appeared numerous times on the Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers late night TV night shows.

With a bachelor’s degree in music and business from Loyola University, Moore stays involved in education by constantly presenting clinics and teaching master classes and private lessons all over the world. He has released two books and three video projects. His book Groove Alchemy was picked by Modern Drummer as one of the top 25 instructional drum books of all time. To continue pursuing his passion for teaching and to become more closely connected with his students he is constantly expanding his online drum school


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