Clinics, Master Classes,
Allyn Robinson is available for large
clinics, small master classes, and extended
more information about booking Allyn.
Today's drummers need to be versatile. They need
a toolbox filled with skills and styles to help
get the gig...and keep it.
YouTube, young drummers can experience different
artists with just the click of a mouse. In just
minutes, a vast array of music is at their
This kind of "soundbyte
learning" has its advantages. One can easily
study the masters, whose videos were once hard
to find. They can also find materials relating
to particular "indigenous" instruments and an
array of styles.
The problem is this:
"soundbytes" need perspective, and live teachers
are the ones who provide it. A proper foundation
built on the history and relevance of each style
allows drummers to Transcend The Mechanics To
Allyn Robinson has been
recording and performing with major recording
artists for more than 40 years. He's an
encyclopedia of grooves and a master of the New
Orleans Sound. He is a historian, an advocate, a
storyteller and a charismatic educator.
In his classes, Allyn takes students on a
musical journey; giving them the history of each
style, the tools for playing each style
correctly and the insight to develop the proper
Students walk away from Allyn's
sessions with the following critical
The New Orleans Sound.
Knowledge Of Classic New Orleans Grooves,
including Traditional Jazz, Mambo, Rhumba, 2nd
line, Funk, Cajun and Zydeco.
Evolution of New
Orleans Drumming in Relation to Contemporary
Music, from Jump Blues to Swing, R&B, Funk
and Rock N Roll.
Interpretation of Song
Forms and Function, including 12-bar blues,
32-bar AABA, AAA and a variety of
Insight Into The
Nuance of New Orleans Drumming, From The
Bayou to The Quarter
Classic Anecdotes On
Legendary New Orleans Artists.
From a 40-year Veteran; from International
Touring to Bourbon Street, from Drumline to
Drumset, and from Road Work to Family
Balance, Allyn Brings an Enduring Passion
for Rhythm and A Deep Understanding of The
Gretna Education Program
Spread Some Serious Groove!
Allyn's program at Gretna Middle School in April
of 2013 was
smashing success, as noted in this great
Times-Picayune Article titled, "Top Gretna
Middle School Students Enjoy Jazz Concert."
here to see the Article!
Allyn presented a program
entitled, "The Evolution of New Orleans
Drumming." Beginning with the Original Brass
Bands circa 1870, he provided the students a
musical primer on the history of New Orleans
drumming, demonstrating various styles essential
to the history of New Orleans. Allyn also paid
tribute to some of New Orleans' legendary
drummers, including Warren "Baby" Dodds, Earl
Palmer and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste. Allyn
followed up the concert with a clinic for the
band members, providing hands-on instruction.
Allyn was joined by a fine cast of
musicians, including Jason Mingledorff
(Saxophone), Charlie Halloran
(Trombone), Anthony Brown
(Guitar) and Donald Ramsey
(Bass). The program was sponsored by Allyn
Robinson and Modified Cha Cha Productions
in support of music education in Gretna and the
Greater New Orleans Area.
here to see the progam!