Donald Barrett

Donald Barrett was born in Waukegan, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He learned to play the drums at the age of three years old, and while on a scholarship to Northern Illinois University, he immersed himself in every musical style. Donald Barrett Currently resides in Los Angeles California.

Donald Barrett has worked with Lady Gaga,Toni Braxton, George Benson, Sade, Seal, Pink, New Kids On The Block, Jesse McCartney, Dolly Parton, CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Lionel Richie, Colbie Caillat, Miguel, Leona Lewis, Pussy Cat Dolls, Snoop Dog, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and many more. Donald Barrett has also worked on many film and tv projects for Disney, NBC, CBS and MTV. Currently Donald Barrett is the drummer for Lady Gaga’s new jazz residency in Las Vegas and he is also the Music Director at his church The Fountain Church located in Pomona California.

About the Session

Groove Theory

In this session I will be giving an intense and in-depth look into the art of grooving. I will be demonstrating playing to the click and how to develop a comfortable relationship while executing different groove approaches. I will also briefly describe my “Power Of One” theory while diving deep into the art of grooving.

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