"Rich is a great all around musician.
Chops, dynamics and a great knack for finding the perfect complimentary part."
“Rich is hands down the most versatile drummer I have ever played with.
He can shuffle and spang-a-lang with the best of them.”
“Rich Stitzel. I know him to be not just a drummer but a great musician who has knowledge of several different styles of music.
He has great time, a great feel and his performances are always stellar .”
“Rich Stitzel is a great musician that I've had the pleasure of making music with since 2002.
A true team player, his skills on the drum set and percussion are highly sought after in Chicago for recordings and live performances.”
"Rich can be counted among very few drummers with the feel and talent of application that invoke the sense of oneness with his instrument
as an extension of his mortal being responding to the moment in perfect harmony to create musical excellence."
Ready to go deeper with your practice?
All of the lesson packs and exercises have been developed to go "under the hood" of your playing.
The approach is based on the mechanics of time, coordination, and movement in an effort to truly go deeper.
My approach is unique, creative, and insightful, and every lesson is accompanied by a PDF, as well as play-alongs composed specifically for each exercise.
The Foundational Series
The DrumMantra is a form of musical “meditation” that is rooted in repetitive, cyclical, metric coordination patterns based on the art & science of polymetric relationships. It is intended to ground our awareness and perception of time, rhythm, dynamics, phrasing, and balance through a vast series of polymetric patterns and exercises.Show Me!
The Primary Series
The second book in the DrumMantra repertoire picks up where book one, The Foundational Series, ends. This entire book is all about the 3:4 & 5:4 poly-metric relationships and is sure to give you plenty of great material to work on.Let's Go!