Jeff Queen

Jeff Queen has been involved with percussion since the age of 10. At the age of 15, Jeff began his drum corps career with the Canton Bluecoats and continued on to march with the Velvet Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard, Blue Knights and the University of North Texas. Jeff was the Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995 as well as the Percussive Arts Society Individual Snare Drum Champion in 1994 and 1995. Jeff has taught in the drum corps activity for over 15 years, including being the caption head for the Carolina Crown drum and bugle corps from 2003-04, percussion arranger for the Colts Drum and Bugle corps for 2007-08.

Jeff is an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award winning Broadway Show "BLAST" where he was a solo performer and battery instructor from 1999–2003. Jeff has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. In addition Jeff has appeared on numerous Television shows including: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Kennedy Center Honors 2000, NBA All-Star Game 2001, Grey Cup 2007, “BLAST”, and “The Making of Blast” on PBS DVD and Video.

Queen is the author of The Next Level: Rudimental Drumming Techniques available through Jeff Queen Productions and Playing With Sticks, a more than 3-hour instructional DVD through Hudson Music. More of Jeff’s compositions are available through Drop6 Media, Tapspace Publications, and Jeff is a signature artist for Vic Firth Drumsticks and proudly endorses Pearl Drums, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian cymbals.

Jeff holds his BM in Music Theory and Composition and MM in Percussion Performance from Butler University. Currently, Jeff is the Percussion Coordinator for Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and is on the percussion faculty at Butler University. When not teaching at home, Jeff travels the world as an active composer, arranger, judge, clinician, and performer.
Jeff Queen weaves together a groovy solo for snare and kick drum to help students with the concept of pulse.
Duration: 2:10 | Level: Med-Easy
A classic Jeff Queen solo calling for two marching snare drums and a lot of chops!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Advanced
This full battery etude by Jeff Queen will keep your drum techs plenty busy!
Duration: 1:00 | Level: Med-Advanced
A solo for snare drum by Jeff Queen that focuses on the challenges of encountering similar rhythms in different meters
Duration: 2:30 | Level: Med-Advanced
A comprehensive method for any drummer who desires to take his or her playing beyond their current abilities.
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Snare drummer extraordinaire Jeff Queen pays his fair share of taxes with this meaty solo!
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Advanced
Eminent snare drummer Jeff Queen delivers a heaping plate of notes in this challenging etude for full battery.
Duration: 1:00 | Level: Advanced
A collection of some of the most outrageous individual snare solos ever performed at DCI and PASIC! Included are solos by snare drum greats such as Mike McIntosh, Jeff Queen, Nick Angelis, Chip Webster, and Tyler Dempsey.
Level: Very Advanced