September 1, 2024
2503 Lititz Pk Lancaster, PA 17601
Time: 3:00-4:00PM
Venue: Drums Etc
Zipcode: 17601
State: PA

About the event

Masterclass | Cymbal Hammering: Modifying Your Sound w/George Yellak

Join us for an unforgettable Masterclass at Drums Etc! Every month, we are hosting a different expert to share their expertise during hands-on educational workshops! This is one of many new ventures for Drums Etc in 2024. Each masterclass will be an intimate, ticketed event where you can ask questions, participate in demos, and get specialized advice and guidance!

George Yellak leads this class focused on cymbal hammering and modifying your sound. George has been experimenting for years with cymbal sounds and how to adjust and fine tune a cymbal to produce a more desirable sound. In this class, cymbal anatomy, tonalities and the cymbal creation process will be discussed. In addition, George will take to the anvil and modify cymbals right in the room! This class is designed for drummers interested in learning about cymbals, but also folks who may want to try it themselves! Please note, modifying cymbals in any way is a risk and can result in undesired changes to the sound and durability. Luckily, George has experience with this process and will guide participants through the dos/don’ts of cymbal modification!

Presenter Background

George has been playing drums since 1977. He did bachelor’s work in Jazz Studies with a Concentration in Percussion at the University of North Texas from 1983-86. He studied with Colin Bailey (Vince Guaraldi), Gregg Bissonnette (Woody Herman, David Lee Roth), Rick Latham (Quincy Jones), Clyde Lucas (Illinois Jacquette). George also toured as a drummer with Rhythm & Blues artists such as Little Joe Blue & Gregg Smith, and during that time shared the stage with names such as B.B. King, Johnny Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, and host of others. George has been playing jazz, funk, blues, and sacred music in the Central Pennsylvania area for the past 20 years, working with artists such as Dave Wilson and Robin Work. His current creative musical project is a trio called The Go Particle. George has been playing and teaching guitar, bass, drums & piano for the past 20 years. He is currently the Music Director of Wheatland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, and an adjunct professor for Lancaster Bible College. George has participated in many music training events both locally and internationally.

Tickets ($15) Available Now at Drums Etc,, and day of at the event!