Learn To Play Drums :: Urban Drumming Techniques for Beginners Featuring JLaToiya

Learn to play urban and gospel drums from JLaToiya. This DVD is for beginners to learn how to play urban drums. We teach you the basic concepts of licks, tricks, fills, gospel, R&B, soul, hip-hop, and how to apply the proper techniques. You will also learn drills and practice techniques.


Jhenese “J. LaToiya” Hester is a drummer from Orlando, Florida. She has been playing for the past 20 years. With a passion to be “the best”, she practiced relentlessly and engulfed herself with and around music. Because of her untireless efforts, “J. LaToiya” landed her first gig with Stella and Dove Awards winner, Nicole C Mullen. Jhenese toured with Nicole playing at venues such as the Billy Graham Crusade for over 70,000 people. Playing with Ms. Mullen’s offered Jhenese countless opportunities to showcase her talents with other gospel artists such as Dr. Bobby Jones and RiZen, just to name a few. In the winter of 2004, JLaToiya also toured abroad with RiZen to Italy. She was also one of the featured musicians on RiZen’s live DVD recording.

JLaToiya musical versatility was a feature story in the Modern Drummer September edition 2004 and in Nashville’s Rage in February 24, 2005 edition for session players. She has played at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and in Washington, DC at the Black Family Reunion.

Greater recognition of JLaToiya’s giftedness was showcased in December 2008. She auditioned and landed the gig with Musiq Soulchild. While with Musiq, JLaToiya performed on the Jay Leno Show, Year of the Gentlemen Tour, Playing It Cool Tour and two European Tours. Because of this and other exposures, she was afforded the opportunity to sign drum endorsements with Sabian Cymbals, Vater Percussion, Aquarian Drumheads, Axis Percussion and Future Sonic In Ears. Jhenese “J. LaToiya” Hester is the one to be on the look out for–she is truly a professional whose destiny is being fulfilled with purpose and passion.


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