Director of the Sabian Education Network, Joe Bergamini maintains a diverse career as a performer, educator, editor and author.
A fixture on the Broadway scene, Joe was the drummer for Gettin’ the Band Back Together and has also performed at School of Rock: The Musical, Beautiful (The Carole King Musical), Hamilton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bring It On, Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin and The Lion King. In addition, while he enjoys various styles of playing, he currently tours internationally as the drummer for The Doo-Wop Project.
Joe is recognized internationally as an educator and has given hundreds of drum clinics in schools, retail stores and conventions. He has appeared at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the Ultimate Drummers Weekend (Melbourne, Australia), the Cape Breton Drum Festival (Nova Scotia, Canada), KOSA (Vermont, USA), and the Sonny Emory Drum Camp (Atlanta, USA) and has done two clinic tours for Tama Drums. He has been teaching privately at his own studio for over 25 years.
Joe is also very active in the educational media area of the music industry. As the Senior Drum Editor for Hudson Music since 2009, Joe has worked in acquiring, managing and editing drum education products by many of the world’s greatest drummers, including Steve Smith, Mark Guiliana, David Garibaldi, Neil Peart and many others. Joe also partnered with Hudson Music co-founder Rob Wallis in designing and launching the Drum Guru, drum education app. He became Education Consultant for Sabian, designing and directing the Sabian Education Network (SEN), in 2015.
As an author, Joe has won Modern Drummer Readers Poll awards for four of his drum books and, in addition to editing dozens of books, he is the author or co-author of nine more. He is also co-owner (with Dom Famularo) of Wizdom Media, an independent music publisher distributed worldwide by Alfred Music.
Joe proudly endorses Tama drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, Evans drumheads and Latin Percussion.