Dom Famularo is a drummer, drum teacher, author, clinician and motivational speaker from Long Island, New York. He started playing when he was 11 and became a professional at the age of 12. Dom began his career as a performing
jazz drummer. He studied under some of the greatest drummers of the 20th century, including Jim Chapin, and Joe
Morello. With a passion for jazz and inspiring others, he began a successful drum teaching career, becoming one of the most sought-after clinicians of his time. Some of the most successful
jazz and rock drummers have had instruction from Dom.
He has been called Drumming's Global Ambassador due to the many places he visits and vast number of people that hear him speak each year. Dom is known for his open handed playing style. He is
also the first western drummer to perform clinics in China.
He has presented masterclasses and clinics around the globe in United States,
Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Serbia, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Costa Rica,
Honduras, Puerto Rico, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Israel, Canary Islands, South Africa, Ukraine, Latvia and Botswana.
He has directed and emceed major drumming expos
around the world, and has been one of drumming' s most sought-after private instructors for over 40 years. He has taught many of today's leading drummers, and students regularly fly in from around the globe for intensive study with Dom. Dom acts as Education
Director and consultant for several leading drum companies.
Dom uses Mapex drums, Sabian cymbals, Promark sticks, and Evans UV1 drum heads. He has signature series sticks by Promark. Famularo has shared the stage with many famous musicians—some
include Steve Gadd, Terry Bozzio, B.B.
King, Thomas Lang, Tommy
Igoe, Will Calhoun and Chad Smith. He is also a motivational speaker and the author of
"Cycle of Self-Empowerment."
Dom was voted Best Clinician by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine in 2005 and 2006, and by the readers of DRUM! in 2006. He is also the author of It's Your Move and The
Cycle of Self-Empowerment, and co-author of The Weaker Side and Drumset Duets (with Stephane Chamberland), Open-Handed Playing (with Claus Hessler), Eighth-Note Rock and Beyond (with
Glenn Ceglia) and Pedal Control (with Joe Bergamini and Stephane Chamberland).
On December 21, 2012, Dom appeared on the national Fox TV show The Real Winning Edge.
He is involved in developing online
teaching methods using websites, including Drumeo, and SABIAN Educators Network (SEN). He
resides on Long Island, New York with his wife and 3 sons.
Dom had created
the first Wizdom Drumshed School in the world on Long Island (NY) many years ago ("Wizdom" being a mix of the words wizard and Dom). These schools are currently taking place across the globe in collaboration with Dom. In Quebec City, Canada run by Stephane
Chamberland, in France run by Rob Hiron, in Paris run by Roger Rimbert and in Italy run by Massimo Russo.