AUTHOR, EDUCATOR Lang’s original practice-regime eventually became the basis for his 2-part series of instructional videos “Ultimatives Schlagzeug Part I and II” which were originally released in 1995.Due to overwhelming demand, these videos were re-released in 2004 by Hudson Music ( In 2003 Lang released the multi-award winning instructional DVD and book “Creative Control” which was an instant hit with drummers and drum teachers around the world. In November 2006 Lang released another multi-award winning DVD and book “Creative CoordinationAnd Advanced Foot Techniques” ( which has set a new standard in contemporarydrumming techniques. This work is considered to be milestone achievement in the worldwide drumming community. Thomas’ musty-pedal orchestrations, incredible independence, sheer power and his ground-breaking advanced foot technique have inspired legions of drummers around the globe. Lang’s instructional DVD’s topped the instructional DVD charts for years between 2003 and 2009 and his method books and DVD’s remain Best-sellers to this day. In 2007 Lang officially launched his “Drumming Bootcamps” which were an instant success witheducational events all over the world. Lang has since taken this award-winning educational concept to 35 countries and has hosted more than 120 of these camps worldwide. In 2011, Lang launched the annual Los Angeles-based camp “The Big Drum Bonanza” and started the “Big Drum Bonanza Theme Song Play-Along Contest” which became the largest international online drumming contest within just 2 years. Thomas is a frequent guest tutor at universities, drum seminars and drum camps all over the world.Lang also owns an online drum school (

NINE BEATS USA Lang and is the co-owner of "Nine Beats USA", a Los Angeles based franchise of drum-and music schools that originates in Tianjin/China. Nine Beats is the world's largest franchise of music schools with over 250,000 students, 7000 drum teachers and schools in over 1000 locations in China. In early 2019, together with Nine Beats founder Mr. Li Hongyu, Nine Beats USA started operations expanding the franchise in North and South America. Lang's wife Elizabeth Lang, a 30-year veteran of global music publicity and marketing services, is CEO of Nine Beats USA. Headquartered in Oak Park, California, Nine Beats is a physical drum school, head office and audio/video production facility where Thomas Lang creates instructional content for Nine Beats Apps and websites.