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Jim ChapinJames Forbes Chapin (Jim Chapin), born July 23, 1919 in New York City, is probably the most influential drummer and educator of our time.

Jim studied with Sanford A. Moeller, the fabled rudimentalist, in 1938-39 and is the last remaining student to date.

Back in 1988 at the PASIC convention in San Antonio, TX, I was fortunate enough to attend Jim Chapin's masterclass and spend some extra time afters wth Jim and I on a practice pad. Jim is a wonderful educator and always takes time to help anyone who wants to learn.

I'd like to share with you some of the hand-written exercises, by Jim Chapin himself, that I received on that day back in 1988.

Jim Chapin - The Moeller Method