Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang, took up drumming at the age of 5. In addition to lessons at local music schools and years of private tuition, he was classically trained at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. After leaving the conservatory in 1985, Lang began playing professionally, working his way through the European pop, rock and jazz scenes. After leaving Vienna for London/England in 1990, Thomas started working his way through the global music scene. As a session musician he played for artists such as Paul Gilbert (Racer X/Mr. Big) John Wetton (Asia/King Crimson), Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Peter Gabriel, Asia, Nik Kershaw, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

Lang’s original practice-regime eventually became the basis for his 2-part series of instructional videos, Ultimatives Schlagzeug Part I and II, which were originally released in 1995. These videos were re-released in 2004 by Hudson Music. Over the years, Lang released additional instructional DVDs and books, including Creative Control and Creative Coordination And Advanced Foot Techniques— the latter based around multi-pedal orchestrations and advanced foot technique.

In 1995, Lang also released his debut solo project, Mediator, which topped the charts in Europe and garnered positive reviews. He has since released multiple solo albums and collaborations including his most recent release, Robo Sapiens.

Recipient of numerous “Drum Educator Of The Year” awards from leading international publications and websites, Thomas is a frequent guest instructor at universities, drum seminars and drum camps all over the world and he has appeared at the most prestigious drum festivals on the planet for more than 20 years. Lang also owns an online drum school, “Thomas Lang’s Drum Universe” and is the president of the International Percussion Association (IPA).

Thomas’ other educational projects include the world-renowned “Thomas Lang Drumming Boot Camp”, a multi-day, multi-city drumming experience that he has hosted in 35 countries worldwide, and “The Big Drum Bonanza”, a five-day, mini drum festival that has featured guest artists like Virgil Donati, Stanton Moore, Chris Coleman, Dave Elitch, Kenny Aronoff, George Kollias, and Jeff Hamilton, among others. In 2004, Lang completed the largest drum clinic tour the world had ever seen (220 clinics in 48 countries)— another epic achievement in a career of epic achievements..