Liz Ficalora

Owner of and, Liz Ficalora is a drummer, clinician, author, teacher, audio engineer, producer, songwriter and music software designer. 

Her honors include published author with Alfred Publishing, a First Place Award Winning Jingle Writer for Maxwell House Coffee, Best American Album Producer and Best Contemporary Song, JP Folks Award Show 2020 and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. 

As a performer, she has extensive touring experience with Stella Parton, Charlie Louvin, Walter Egan, Carnival Cruise Line, Grand Rivers Variety Shows, Sterling and Calliopes Children Steel Band. She has performed with Madame Gandhi, Billy Prine and played with Pam Tillis and is currently working with Stephanie Urbana Jones and the Jill Sissel Band in Nashville TN.

Drawing from all her years of performing experience, Liz developed a drum charting method and authored the book, “How to Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart,” published by Alfred Publishing.

 Liz’s drum charting method book is endorsed by Remo, Vic Firth, Louie Bellson, Gary Chaffee, Rich Redmond, Lalo Davila and the method is becoming the standard that is used by professional drummers worldwide. She has been featured in Tom Tom Magazine, Drum! Magazine, Rhythm Magazine and Berklee Today. 

After the release of her book, she designed a new drum charting software program called Drum Chart Builder. This program is an online professional tool for drummers, songwriters and composers to create simple and easy drum charts for performances and practice.

“This is my dream, to create a program that becomes the standard in drum music software” Liz Ficalora, CEO of Drum Chart Builder.

As an educator, Liz has taught master classes on Tom Tom Magazine Chops TV, SAE Nashville, the Nashville Musicians Union, PAS International Conference, MTSU, TSU, 5 Star Drum Shops and Guitar Center.
She is currently the producer at her music production company called Sappho’s Productions in Nashville TN.