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A conceptual approach to instruction as applied to ALL styles & levels of Jazz & Contemporary drumming...

Over 25 years of international professional experience...



"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

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Moeller Method - Coordinated Independence Videos


Moeller Method - Constant Release

Concepts used by Vinnie Colaiuta, Jo Jo Mayer, Joe Morello, Steve Smith, Buddy Rich, Dave Weckl, & Jacob Kaye, etc

This "time-tested concept" is a MUST for every serious student of the instrument. Regardless of drumming style, age , student or professional, male or female & is a prerequisite for advanced studies.

Few people in Montreal, if any, have learnt directly in "one on one" lessons with Jim Chapin (Sanford Moeller to Jim Chapin to Jacob Kaye) ... and even fewer have received the compliment from Jim Chapin himself.... Quote: "Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin - (Moeller Method - 20th century’s most influential drum set educator)....
Learn "how" to develop this concept before time expires & the opportunity is lost ... perhaps for a lifetime - logically over time there will be less people who studied "one on one" with any of the above Moeller Method progenitors.

Coordinated Independence

For well over four decades, "the Chapin book" has been considered the definitive study on coordinated independence as applied to jazz drumming, and generations of drummers have struggled to master it. "I started studying from Advanced Techniques when I was about thirteen, and it was the first really frustrating thing I had encountered," says Dave Weckl. "That book definitely put me through changes. It was helping both my reading and my coordinated independence, and it brought me to a new level of concentration and ability. I went through it again with Ed Soph in college, and Ed had some different approaches using the same material, so it was the same thing all over again at a higher level. I always recommend that book."

Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer
Solo I C page 22


Moeller Method Demo
Quote: "Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin - (Moeller Method - 20th century’s most influential drum set educator)


"The goal: to achieve a point where The Motion is the message. You made the motion and the stick played it. After a while, it almost plays itself." (Jim Chapin 1981 Modern Drummer article)

"(Sanford) Moeller analyzed everything and stressed taking everything apart. If you played a paradiddle, you would learn what each hand did by itself. So from the time Moeller showed me that, I was able to think in terms of doing one thing with one hand and one thing with the other. That was the reason I got into the things that later developed into my book, 'Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer'." Jim Chapin

"It's been a little over 2 years that I have been taking lessons with Jacob Kaye. I am so excited about my development, I wish I had met him 10 years ago! My technique, reading and independence has dramatically improved. Jacob is passionate about teaching drums with the goal of taking his students to highest level. The only limitation is the student's desire and the availability of practise time. My goal is to play all the styles of music from Rock to Jazz , and with Jacob I'm definitely on my way." Roger Daoud Controller, SAP Canada, Inc. - Up and Coming Drummer (2014)







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