"Marty Fullard is a truly passionate educator and a great communicator and D’Addario is proud to work with Marty to help further his efforts within music education." Jim Bailey; Educator Relations Manager, D’Addario & Company, Inc.

Marty Fullard was inspired to play drums after listening to Led Zeppelin's  "Since I've been loving you." Fullard began playing along, age 5.

An LBI/Concordia graduate, Marty Fullard brings to the drumset over four decades of experience.  During those forty-five years of drumming experience, Fullard has coached over 3000 drummers of all ages, abilities, experience, styles & genres. Fullard has also coached & mentored 1000's of other drum educators & is proud to list Platinum-selling  drummers among his clients.

Fullard has performed at NAMM for Promark DrumsticksEvans Drumheads, Premier Drums USA.  As a clinician, Fullard has performed  for Promark, Evans & Puresound Snare wires at Sam Ash Music Stores & Guitar Center, Music schools, Grade Schools, Universities & Churches.   For the better part of a decade, Fullard was a keynote speaker/lecturer on "Drumming & Music Industry", Concordia University, Irvine, CA.

Marty is Executive Director of Inner City Music Program, a not-for-profit Organization promoting "BANDS, NOT GANGS" in Paramount/Compton, CA.  The Program offers kids and young adults an alternative to gangs thru Performing Arts. For the Program, Fullard performed clinics with Alex AcunaMark SchulmanGina SchockJeff Ocheltree & others.

As an educator, Fullard is experienced working with children (of all ages), & adults from all backgrounds. Marty Fullard is also a Special Needs Facilitator. Fullard is an advocate of correct technique & Rudiments' education & application - such dedication to rudiments  lead  him  to coach several Platinum selling drummers & session drummers in Los Angeles.  Marty teaches & encourages sight reading with the correct balance of feel, pocket & groove.  As a professional drummer, Fullard has headlined such prestigious venues as LA's 'The Whisky', Sunset Tower Records, & House of Blues. His Studio references include; The Record Plant, & Front Page Recorders, Burbank, CA.

Marty Fullard is the co-founder of Professional Drum Teachers Guild.  The Guild includes Billy Joel's anchorman Liberty DeVitto, Joe Bergamini, Billy Ward, Paul Wertico, Sandy GennaroJohnny Rabb. There are 100's of members representing about 6000 drumming students.  It is sponsored by music industry icons including; Yamaha, Sabian, D'Addario Education CollectiveSabian Education Network; D'Addario, KoSA, Modern Drummer & Classic Drummer Magazine.

Marty, his wife & two children relocated to Solihull, Birmingham, England.  Fullard has a drum roster of 500+ drum students. Fullard teaches drums in schools, private & group drum lessons. Marty Fullard is a Promark drumstick education endorser, Evans drumheads educator endorser, Puresound Snare wires educator endorser, Meinl Cymbals education endorser, and is a NATAL drum educator/endorser. Other Educational Endorsements include AHEAD Armor drum cases. Marty is also a charter member of Sabian Education Network & an actual founding member of D'Addario Education Collective with good friend JIm Bailey.

 Marty's awards include; Best of Irvine (Orange County) CA, multiple times.  Marty was also awarded Mapex drums 'Golden drum key' for services to drum education for Inner City Music Program. In 2012, Marty was nominated 'Best drum educator' by World Drumming Association.  Marty's other drum education friend, and PDTG member Dom Famularo, listed Marty as a "Modern Drummer Magazine Best Drum Teacher."  LIke Dom, Marty Fullard is passionate about the D'Addario family of percussion brands including; Promark, Evans & Puresound.

Marty loves educating drummers about correct stick technique, drum tuning, rudiments & notation.  Marty studied with Jim Chapin and developed his own variation of JIm's Moeller technique. Apart from the late JIm Chapin, Marty's favorite drummers include; John Bonham, Billy Cobham, Keith Moon, Maurice Purtill, Tony Thompson, Graham Lear, Jeff Porcaro,  Steve Gadd & Clem Burke.

 

Marty is listed  in Modern Drummer Magazine's "Best Drum Teacher's List"  & Dom Famularo's Education page