aaron staebell plays the drums.

Solo drum solo: success.
Aug 3

Solo drum solo: success.

Outdoor solo drums concert starting now.
Aug 3

Outdoor solo drums concert starting now.

@wendyeisenberg is making the nastiest EP right now. Im too dumb to remember how the songs go.
Jul 22

@wendyeisenberg is making the nastiest EP right now. Im too dumb to remember how the songs go.

Today: recording rock music with Wendy Eisenberg and friends.
Jul 22

Today: recording rock music with Wendy Eisenberg and friends.

Today’s workstation, version 1.  (at Eastman School of Music)
Jul 19

Today’s workstation, version 1. (at Eastman School of Music)

Young Frankenstein at the JCC opens Saturday. A view of the conductor/drummer cockpit.  (at JCC CenterStage)
May 1

Young Frankenstein at the JCC opens Saturday. A view of the conductor/drummer cockpit. (at JCC CenterStage)

Big fan of paid evening rehearsals. Erie Philharmonic tomorrow night. Pixar. #fun #pennsylvania #saunainmyhotel (at Warner Theatre)
Mar 21

Big fan of paid evening rehearsals. Erie Philharmonic tomorrow night. Pixar. #fun #pennsylvania #saunainmyhotel (at Warner Theatre)

Dec 29

I was practicing a groove by David Garibaldi that had backbeats on beats 3 and 4. I thought this would be a cool jumping off point for an improvisation. This features my new wok.

Dec 19

Some good old fashioned swinging jazz. Trading 8s with myself and trying to displace big phrases.

Dec 18

It’s been a while. I got these new Vater Monster brushes that I saw at PASIC. They play way quieter than I expected but still they are pretty cool. I’m still working on the odd groupings stuff. Here’s the first thing I played with these brushes.

"I am not an advocate for perfection; I’m an advocate for artistic gestures."

Dec 2
Nov 30

Third in the “odd meter challenge” trilogy, this time in 13 (7+6). Shorter, but still. Enjoy.

Nov 29

Another “challenge”. This is in 11, where the “hump” is in the middle. This is the meter of my tune “Nathaniel Hill” so it isn’t my first time but it’s fun to try to cross the bar line and keep the flow happening.

Nov 27

Part of this project is supposed to be to challenge myself. I decided that meant making my brain work. This is a solo in 15 (bar of 8, bar of 7). I think I succeeded!

Nov 26

Todays video represents how I sorta feel some times. The beat keeps moving, very slowly, but it doesnt stop. And lots of stuff gets fit into every moment. Poetic, really. Hardly.