Masterclass with Renowned Drummer Ralph Rolle

Masterclass with Renowned Drummer Ralph Rolle

Ever wanted to pick up a couple of sticks and beat the drums to your heart’s content? Or maybe you watched Whiplash in 2014 and thought to yourself, “I fancy a little bit of that.”

Well, you’re in luck, as Ralph Rolle – the illustrious drummer for Nile Rodgers and Chic – will be delivering his first French masterclass at Abbey Road Institute Paris on June 13th.

Poster for Ralphe Rolle's masterclass in Paris

Ralphe Rolle’s masterclass poster

His career is filled with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello, and more, and now Ralph Rolle is extending his experience, spanning more than four decades, to amateurs and professionals alike. Whether you’re a professional cellist or a casual guitarist, come and join Ralph Rolle on his entertainingly educational evening that is inclusive not only of drummers, but also anyone with an interest in music.

A drummer, a producer, a mentor, and a motivational speaker – there’s nothing that Ralph Rolle can’t do. So be sure to come and hear him play, have a chat, and pick his brain. Who knows, you might even be treated to one of his sugary treats that are approved by Prince Albert of Monaco. (Based out of New York, Soul Snacks Cookies is a popular baking company showcasing recipes passed down from Rolle’s grandmother.)

Catch Ralph Rolle at Abbey Road Institute Paris on June 13th at 7pm for his masterclass, and if you still can’t get enough, head to La Salle Pleyel on June 15th and 16th to see him perform with Nile Rodgers and Chic. Tickets are available on

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