"The Drum Safari is the best school on the market for me to start a successful drumming career. Super play-alongs, a well thought-out didactic structure, a beautiful and humorous layout. What more could you want :-) What's even better is that the kids are simply enthusiastic about it!"
Mag. Lukas Knöfler, drum teacher at the music school in Staatz, AT
Photo: Klaus Mittermayer
" I am excited about the Trommelsafari. The play-alongs alone are fantastic – they don't sound like simple MIDI recordings; it's a really well-produced track! The students really enjoy the music, and that's already the crucial first step to have fun while playing and maintaining an interest in music!
Not to mention the app: for my (especially younger) students, it's indispensable. There's hardly a lesson where we don't use the app for drumming. It's the weekly challenge at the end of the unit that my students always look forward to! 😊 Practicing at home with the app is also a lot of fun for them, and it doesn't even feel like "practice."
The exercises are well-structured – they start off very easy (so they can be used in the early drumming lessons) and gradually become more challenging. For me, the Drum Safari is an excellent addition to my existing teaching materials and is now an integral part of the curriculum.
I'm eagerly awaiting a third book, perhaps one for the entire drum set! 😊
P.S.: Among several students, the TIGERSONG is their absolute favorite – it seems to have something that really resonates with them! 😊"
Lisa Mittring - Faiss Schlagzeuglehrerin Bluenote Musicschool, DE
Foto: Ramin Morady
"My students think the Drum Safari is great and I'm also a real fan! It's really fun! I've even used the music for the elementary music school, where it was a clear PLUS! By the way, I also use the material for percussion (Cajon, etc.).
A teaching tool not only for percussionists!"
Martin Dürrenmatt, drum teacher at the music school in Aarburg, Oftringen, CH
Photo: Martin Dürrenmatt
"I think the Trommelsafari is fantastic! Especially for young drum beginners aged 6-10, in my opinion, it is THE school that was missing in the market. Colorful, fun, and also pedagogically well-prepared, with a continuous theme and great play-alongs from the beginning! Since I was on parental leave for the last two years, I have only just started using it with my new students. But it is already becoming apparent that the Drum Safari is fun for the children and is a very motivating school. The drawings are also very funny, and the children laugh a lot about them! Playing drums should be fun above all - and it is with this book. So, congratulations on this masterpiece! I can imagine that you invested EXTREMELY much time and money in it - it was definitely worth it!"
Sabine Pyrker-Eitelberger, MA, music teacher at the Grein and Schwanenstadt music schools, AT
Photo: Manuel Tabacchi
"I must say that I am really impressed! Personally, teaching has become much more enjoyable for me this year, and my students can feel it too. Just because of the play-alongs, the whole lesson has changed positively!"
Klaus Weber, drum teacher at MS Martinsberg, Ottenschlag, Böheimkirchen, AT
Photo: Markus Dörfler
"In my more than 20-year teaching career, I have not come across anything comparable that can introduce students to drumming faster, easier, and more entertainingly. The fun factor is particularly important for younger drummers!"
Christian Grobauer, drum teacher at the music school in Hollabrunn, AT
Photo: Clemens Sainitzer
"I am very enthusiastic about the Trommelsafari.
What I like best is that the students play music from the very first lesson (and even have 3 different tempos to choose from!). I also think that the different stages increase motivation. Of course, my students also enjoy it."
Hannes Reiterer, Drum Teacher at the Institute for Music Education in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy.
Photo: Bernhard Aichner
"I have observed very good learning progress with this book. Especially the children really enjoy the songs. The notated syllables and the playalongs help the students to quickly understand the rhythmic texts."
Moritz Mayer, drum teacher at the Roli Elmer Drum School in Affoltern a.A. as well as for the Music School Region Sins in the municipalities of Auw, Oberrüti and Sins. CH
Photo: Moritz Mayer
"Dear Hermann, congratulations on your books Trommelsafari 1 & 2. They have now taken an important place in my lessons. I have been using Trommelsafari 1 for over 2 years now in class and I must say it is one of the few books that can be used step by step in regular music school lessons. You have really designed it in a playful, creative, and above all child-friendly way. The students (some as young as 5 years old!) are fully engaged from the beginning. Recently, I have also been using Trommelsafari 2, which in an easily understandable form combines classic snare technique and rudiment technique (they can do that even in times of corona...). Not to mention the really well-composed and produced playbacks!"
Markus Gruber, drum teacher at the Music Schools of the state of Carinthia, Austria
Photo: Günter Krammer
"The Trommelsafari is indispensable in my lessons."
Rainer Lidauer, drum teacher at the Franz Schmidt Music School in Perchtoldsdorf, AT
Photo: Christoph Scheffel
"I have both Trommelsafari books and I'm very impressed!
Especially by some tracks in the second volume, such as Rocket-fire: it has such an epic character that can be celebrated especially ensemble-wise with several students... with floortoms or bass drums instead of snares... in any case, it has already found corresponding approval.
What I always like to use very much is the APP!
It works great for me and it makes sense for most students to get such direct feedback from the device at home."
Bernold Wiesmayr, drum teacher at the State Music School Scharnstein, AT
Photo: Benedikt Friedl
"First of all - the books are amazing! Currently, I have mainly younger students who are very enthusiastic about the songs. Especially the playalongs are designed with a lot of attention to detail and don't sound like ordinary playalong tracks! The second book immediately caught my attention with its drawings, and once again - great ideas regarding playalongs - it also makes me as a teacher have a lot of fun teaching the songs.
The app motivates and the kids can't wait to achieve 100 percent on every song.
Thank you for your work! It makes teaching easier and more enjoyable!"
Johannes Forstreiter Drum Teacher St. Pölten, AT
Photo: Klaus Engelmayer
"I think the concept is brilliant and I only teach snare drum with Trommelsafari now."
Martin Köhler Drum teacher, Music School of the City of Innsbruck, AT
Photo: Ya-Wen Köhler-Yang
"I 'm really happy with the drum safari 1, I've been looking in vain for a school like this for years...
Now of course I'm really looking forward to the second part :-)"
Daniel Pleschberger drums teacher music schools of the province of Carinthia, AT
Photo: Tipmedia / krivograd
"The books (TS 1+2) are very popular, I always use the book in class, and most students use the app in addition at home. Occasionally - when they forget all the stuff ;-) - we play with the app. It's visually well prepared and really fun.
The warm-ups and rudiments can also be used very well, and for the students, it's not as monotonous as often in other books.
Really well done!
TS 1 is absolutely the best for beginners that I have used in my (35-year ;-) teaching career, and then TS 2 is for continuing students."
Thomas Neuböck Drum Teacher Musikschule Bad Goisern, AT
Photo: Thomas Neuböck
I just had a student who has a learning disability, and since using this book, he's doing great and really enjoying playing. The graphics are also very valuable and round everything off perfectly.
The accompanying tracks are also super brilliant, especially since there are very slow tempos available as well."
Daniel Schwenger, drums and percussion school Funky Beat, DE
Photo: Roland Guth
"I am thrilled with the Trommelsafari. The book has been a huge success with some students and they are actually practicing snare drum enthusiastically for the first time (some completing whole stages in a week) :) I consider the concept to be methodically revolutionary and have not found anything comparable so far, and I think this could be a real game changer in drum lessons, in an area that is otherwise seen by students as "dry"."
David Krähenmann Drum Teacher Baselland, CH
Photo: David Krähenmann
"Motivates the students incredibly. Everyone wants 100 points in the exercises! Voluntary practice guaranteed!"
Tim Beck, drum teacher and music school director, DE
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