Dave DiCenso

Dave DiCenso has played drums for a diverse array of artists including Josh Groban, Duran Duran, Steve Morse Band, John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Hiromi, Cro-Mags, Judith Hill, Johnny A, Two Ton Shoe, and Carole King, among many others.


He has performed in arenas, amphitheaters, concert halls, and clubs around the world, and made numerous television appearances including The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CSI New York, Live at Lincoln Center, Dancing with the Stars, The Ellen Degeneres Show, and MTV's Headbanger's Ball.


An equally skilled educator, Dave has personally mentored hundreds of drummers - many of whom have achieved world-wide recognition. He is a Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music, and the author of the method books Rhythm and Drumming Demystified and Universal Rhythms for Drumset.


Dave also has earned a devoted international following for his work as an online educator, drum-camp teacher, and clinician. Credits include drum industry events and facilities such as NAMM, PASIC, Modern Drummer Festival, Drum Fantasy Camp, Thomas Lang's Big Drum Bonanza, Drumeo, 180 Drums, Drummer's Resource, as well as numerous independent seminars in the US, Europe, and Japan.


Dave is currently a member of the soul-funk organ-duo, DiCenso Clark Expedition. He endorses Ludwig drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vater drumsticks, DW pedals and hardware, and Puresound snare wires.