Liz Ficalora is "The Smokin Drummer"
Pro Drummer, Teacher, Producer, Drum Chart Builder and Designer of The Drum Chart Builder Software
HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?HAVE YOU EVER GOTTEN A CALL AT THE LAST MINUTE FOR A FILL IN GIG THAT YOU NEEDED TO WRITE DRUM CHARTS FOR……AND THE GIG STARTS IN AN HOUR?OR YOU LANDED A JOB WITH A WORKING ROAD BAND AND THEY HANDED YOU 96 SONGS ON 6 CD'S AND TELL YOU THAT WE ARE LEAVING FOR CHICAGO IN 2 WEEKS!
Well, this is a true story and it happened to Liz in the first 6 weeks after moving to Nashville.
She was the one who was handed 96 songs and out of the needing a job, Liz developed a quick charting method to land the gig with a touring country band.
Easydrumchart is the first music education company that teaches drummers how to write drum charts enabling them to land better jobs as a professional drummer. Lead by author and professional drummer Liz Ficalora, her company’s portfolio features a drum charting instructional book called, “How to Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart,” teaching professional to beginner drummers, percussionists, teachers, composers and songwriters how to write and read drum charts to accelerate their careers.Easydrumchart.com is committed to uniting all drummers globally to work together under a common goal and share their knowledge with others to “play the song right the first time.”Through the world’s largest phone book, the internet, we want to connect drummers with a simple drum chart in any language, at any job location, in all platforms computer (PC, MAC) to mobile (ipad, android, iphone) and find what they need instantly, perform with confidence and achieve success in the music business.With an enduring and passionate commitment to building a community of drummers worldwide, our company is focused on helping drummers do what they love to do and that is play the drums.
Owner of Easydrumchart and Drumchartbuilder.com. Liz Ficalora is a drummer, educator, clinician, producer, engineer, and author. She recently designed a drum charting software program so drummers could create clean and clear drum charts on their computers and take them to their gigs on all mobile devices. This program is calls Drum Chart Builder. Liz has years of musical experience as a Nashville drummer, teacher and producer. She produced The Paint Sisters with John Carter Cash. Liz has performed, produced, engineered and orchestrated album projects for Nashville artists and songwriters.
As a drummer, her extensive travel includes touring with Stella Parton and world travel as a drummer and arranger for the Carnival Cruise Line. She is currently performing with The Paint Sisters, Nashville artists and songwriters and has a very busy work schedule.
Liz created and authored a book called "How to Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart" and just released her software program Drum Chart Builder at PASIC November 2015,
She has developed a method of how to write a drum chart for original and cover material for drummers and composers. In June, 2007, Liz published a website easydrumchart.com.
A successful website to sell her method to dedicated drummers who want to learn how to write a drum chart. This method is endorsed by Louie Bellson, Gary Chaffee, REMO, Vic Firth, PAS, Nashville Musicians Union, Rich Redmond, Lalo Devila, MTSU, TSU, SAE Institute of Nashville.
She has taught master classes based on her book at PASIC, Middle Tennessee State University, Nashville Musicians Union and SAE Institute in Nashville, TN.Liz is native New Yorker and graduate from Boston’s Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor in Music Education and has earned a National Award for her jingle composition for Maxwell House Coffee. Her underscoring and composition work has appeared in the documentary "Preservation Works" produced by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the movie “Richard II,” directed by John Farrell. As a teacher, she will continue teaching her master class to students in private schools and colleges to inspired drummers and promote her original drum charting method worldwide.
Pam Tillis, Nashville, TN. Percussionist
Stella Parton, Nashville, TN. Drummer and Back-up singer
Walter Egan, Nashville, TN. Percussionist
Sterling, County Touring Band, Nashville, TN Drummer
Jill Sissel Band, Nashville, TN. Drummer, Producer, Back-up singer
Charles Holt, Artist, Los Angeles, CA. Drummer/Percussionist
Alisa Marano, Artist/Songwriter, Los Angeles, CA. Percussionist/Backup Singer
Two Stories High, National New Thought Artists, Oregon. Drummer
Faith Reveria, National New Thought Artists, Franklin, TN. Drummer
Jack Fowler, National New Thought Artists Franklin, TN. Drummer
Jason and Demarco, National New Thought Artists, Franklin, TN. Drummer
First Church Unity Ensemble, Franklin, TN. Drummer, Producer
Benita Hill, Nashville, TN. Drummer
The Paint Sisters, Nashville Tn. Drummer, Producer, Back-up singer
Heather Davis Band, Nashville, TN. Drummer, Back-up singer
Charlie Louvin, Nashville, TN. Drummer
Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, FL. Writer, Arranger, Drummer, Percussionist, Back-up singer
Nashville Celebration Chorus, performing with the Nashville Symphony at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
The View, Boston, MA.
Calliopes Children Steel Band, Chappaqua, NY.
Opened for Colin Raye and Bryon White