About us

Our vision

Glorious Drummers started out in 2015 as a dream to create an international community for Christian drummers to learn and grow, inspire and encourage each other, to share dreams, visions and ideas… A community for all ages, all levels, all nations… A community to shape characters and hearts to see the Kingdom of God upon the earth.

I’ve always been fascinated by drums. To me, drums are such a mighty and powerful instrument. I remember always watching the drummer when I was at church or at a concert, talking to them afterwards and soaking in everything they said. On my bike on my way to school, I would have my cassette player with me and play air drums all the time! Acoustic drums just weren’t an option for the house we lived in, so I was super excited when electronic drums became available for a wider audience. My dad bought me my first electronic drumkit: a Roland TD-6! All rubber pads, a bright blue rack, the blue ‘Starwars’ module, man was I a happy kid! I got some drum lessons from a friend down the street, playing along to music and having fun! A few years later, I started playing in church and started a worship band with some friends. That’s when I got my first acoustic kit: a Sonor Force 3005 in Black Sparkle with some Zildjian A Custom cymbals.

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When I finished college, I moved to Coventry (UK) to study drums at Nexus Institute of Creative Arts for 2 years. A big step for a young, blond Dutchman, but it was absolutely amazing! Studying and playing drums for 4 to 5 hours a day, Bible studies, worship, amazing teachers and students, learning and growing both musically as personally and spiritually. Best time of my life!

Returning home, I studied drums with the awesome Juan van Emmerloot, toured the UK and Germany with an electronic indie rockband and became head of the drum department of my local church in Zwijndrecht.

Through all of my life, I truly believe that God has called me to play drums, be a worshipper and be of influence from behind the kit. I long to be a reliable, powerful and skilled musician, to move with the Spirit, to be free and live each day by the grace of God.

Glorious Drummers is a longing to connect my heart to many others around the world, to learn and grow together and to become better musicians for the glory of our loving Father!

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to get far, go together’.
It’s a well known saying and definitely true for me! This website would not have been possible, if not for the work of many different people. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with a team of awesome and talented people: writers, designers, video editors and people working behind the scenes to manage the process. A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all of you! Also to all the amazing drummers and musicians who so willingly gave their time and energy to invest in this project, even when it was just a dream and there was nothing to show for. Thank you so much!

Are you just as excited as we are? Do you want to join our team to help build this community? We’re always looking for positive voices, creative people, writers, bloggers/vloggers, investors… you name it! Please click here and leave us a message! We’re very much looking forward to hearing from you!

Keep moving forward!

-Ruud

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