Hi. My name is Steve Goold and I’ve been a drummer for 25 years. I’ve performed in settings from national television broadcasts and international pop tours to wedding reception gigs and jazz clubs. I’ve taught private lessons and master classes all over the world both privately and as university faculty. You can learn more about who I am and what I’ve done here.
The Drum Library isn’t a sample pack or a collection of my recorded grooves. The world doesn’t really need anymore of those. This is a drum lesson website, but of course the internet already has a lot of those too. The Drum Library is, to put it simply, a “library” of my personal thoughts and experiences about professional drumming.
My years as a musician have taught me a ton. I care a lot about the drumset and playing it well, and I’ve taken detailed notes in my journey about what works and what doesn’t. I’ve spent a lot of time exploring ideas, making observations, and testing my concepts in real world performing situations. The artists and producers that hire me have helped me discover so much about music, and the more I learn the more excited I get. It’s from that place that I speak out as an educator.
My intention with the Drum Library is to share, in detail, all of what I’ve learned about being a musician that plays the drums. I hope you find it to be helpful.