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The story of Sagy from Gigfreak.com


A better way to learn to play drums

I launched GigFreak in 2014 because I believed there was a better way to learn to play drums.

I saw how challenging it was to find a step-by-step curriculum that takes you from a total beginner to an advanced player. The amount of content on the web is overwhelming, but it’s not organized and the practical tools are boring and confusing.

If you open an instructional book – it’s pretty hard to learn from because you do not necessarily know how to read music.
If you join a website that teaches how to play drums – you find that the lessons are long and typically only discuss concepts without giving you the ability to practice.

I wanted GigFreak.com to be different by offering step-by-step drum courses with fun built-in practice tools.


About Sagy

Sagy Ben-Or was born in Haifa, Israel on April 7th, 1977. He started his musical education at the age of 14 and by the time he was in high school, he was playing with local bands, while learning from the best teachers in Israel.

Sagy was first influenced by a fusion music at the age of 16 and immediately had a connection with drummers like Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd and many other great drummers.

In 2004 Sagy moved to L.A to join the LAMA – LA Music Academy – to sharpen his drumming skills and to meet great teachers such as Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Mike Packer and many others.

Soon after, Sagy began teaching at various music & drumming schools and eventually opened his own drumming school and focused on teaching private lessons.

Realizing what his students were missing, Sagy assembled a team to launch GigFreak.com.

As GigFreak.com grows and we enhance its features, we hope it becomes the leading online drum lessons platform and we build a community of awesome musicians who love drums as much as we do.