MASSIMO RUSSO is a young drummer and percussionist. He graduated with honours at the Conservatory “F.Torrefranca” of Vibo Valentia.
A very talented musician, drummer, teacher and clinician, he conducted several seminars in Italy, France, Germany and England collaborating with great word-class musicians as Daniel Schmitt and Dom Famularo. (L.)
Massimo’s talent lies in his natural versatility, in his ability in understanding, without hesitations, the specific sound in the wide range of musical styles,even thanks to an excellent hands technique.
COLLABORATIONS with Dom Famularo, a successful internationally renowned artist (awarded more than once as the best drummer teacher and clinician in the world) started in 2010 when Massimo went to the U.S.A. to attend drum lessons with him. From that moment onwards Dom Famularo saw in Massimo the ideal teacher to create the only Italian “Wizdom Drumshed School”.
Wizdom Drumshed School
WIZDOM DRUMSHED SCHOOL® is not just the drum school brand created by Dom Famularo and his students all over the world, but it is the guarantee of a high quality training method that is recognized internationally.
THIS METHOD, taught in every Wizdom school, is based on a technique section, a reading section and a drum section. In every school there are video cameras, to record lessons, and mirrors. Each Wizdom teacher becomes a spokesman for the most important techniques learned by Dom Famularo during his brilliant career.
There are six Wizdom Drumshed Schools ® in the world and they can boast of having many students; most of them are ready to go abroad to attend Wizdom teacher’s lessons.
WIZDOM DRUMSHED International Network
EXTRA ACADEMIC COURSES
Odd Feelings is Massimo Russo book’s title, based on “Odd Feelings” chapter of the famous Dom Famularo’s method “IT’S YOUR MOVE” . The text deals with the charming world of odd rhythms, in a very clear and detailed way.
Odd Feelings was officially presented during the Namm Show in Los Angeles, the most important musical fair in the world, on January, 24th 2013
The book will be distributed by Alfred Publishing.
ODD FEELINGS is also an iBook (L), a media file with an audio/video cd.
i DOC 2
Massimo Russo and Enzo Mirabello’s musical duo (pianist and drummer) expresses itself through mediterranean and inspired music composed by Enzo Mirabello and arranged together with Massimo.
Passing through (the most lively) Latin, Classic, Swing and Brasilian music, the show leave audience breathless, giving real emotions in Italy and abroad (England, Germany and China).
Wizdom Drum Band
WIZDOM DRUM BAND is one of the several projects begun after working with Dom Famularo. Created by Massimo Russo on August 2011, the band is made up of 12 students. This italian way drum line is achieving resounding success. It fully represents the energy and strenght of WIZDOM DRUMSHED SCHOOL’s training.
Drum Line show is full of choreographies and chasing rhythms which, together with a flawless stage presence, let the concert be a true percussive experience.
WISDOM DRUM BAND is officially MAJESTIC MARCHING PERCUSSION endorser.
SOUL PAINS is a big band soul project born in 2009 in Cosenza by a group of elements coming from various musical contexts;they now are eleven artists working to create their own soul and soul funky groove.
Their debut album was presented last year and the band is now working on its second project.
Odd Feelings Trailer
DOC 2 Trailer
Wizdom Drum Band Trailer
Soul Pains Trailer
Director of “International Drum Academy”
Vice director of “International Drum Academy”
Alfonso Manfrida, Valerio Colaci, Matteo Pesce
Tutor Junior course
Contact Massimo for Masterclasses, Clinic, Concerts
Viale Papa Giovanni Paolo II – Via San Giuseppe Moscati