Owner of EasyDrumChart.com and DrumChartBuilder.com, Liz Ficalora is a drummer, clinician, author, teacher, audio engineer, producer, songwriter, and music software designer.
She is a published author with Alfred Publishing a First Place Award Winning Jingle Writer for Maxwell House Coffee and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
As a performer, she has extensive touring experience with Stella Parton, Charlie Louvin, Walter Egan, Carnival Cruise Line, Grand Rivers Variety Shows, Sterling and Calliopes Children Steel Band.
During all her years of performing experience, Liz developed a drum charting method and authored the book, “How to Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart,” published by Alfred Publishing and is now available in her store Easy Drum Chart, music stores and Amazon worldwide. Her store products include drum sheet music, drum charting books, and drum charting services worldwide.
Liz’s drum charting method book is endorsed by Remo, Vic Firth, Louie Bellson, Gary Chaffee, Rich Redmond, Lalo Davila and the method is becoming the standard that is used by professional drummers worldwide. She has been featured in Tom Tom Magazine, Drum! Magazine, Rhythm Magazine and Berklee Today.
After the release of her book, she designed a new drum charting software program called Drum Chart Builder. This program is an online professional tool for drummers, songwriters, and composers to create simple and easy drum charts for performances and practice. This program is an all-in-one tool to create song charts on your computer and take them with you on any mobile device.
"This is my dream, to create a program that becomes the standard in drum music software" Liz Ficalora, CEO of Drum Chart Builder.
As an educator, Liz has taught master classes on Drum Charting, Preparing for a Performance and How to Use Drum Chart Builder at SAE Nashville, the Nashville Musicians Union, PAS International Conference, MTSU, TSU, 5 Star Drum Shops, and Guitar Center. She is currently the producer at her music production company called Sappho's Productions in Nashville TN. She has a full roster of private students and teaches at World Music Nashville. Liz is currently performing with The Jill Sissel Band and The Larry Keeton Musical Theatre Productions in Nashville.
Performance Credits: Jonell Mosser, Stephine Urbana Jones, Etta Britt, Faith Rivera, Jack Fowler, Jason and Demarco, First Church Unity Ensemble, Jill Sissel Band, Benita Hill, The Paint Sisters, Heather Davis Band, Stella Parton, Charlie Louvin, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, FL. Writer, Arranger, Nashville Celebration Chorus,
Walter Egan, Lisa Carver, Greg Forsman, Anne Mosher, Dave Pomeroy, Charlie Chadwick Opened for Colin Raye and Bryon White
Haunted Highway, Artist: Jill Sissel
Tell The Truth, Artist Jill Sissel
Souls Alike, Artist: Ryan Gill,
Take The Time, Artist: Cathy Barker
Unity Singers, First Church Unity Producer
The Paint Sisters, Artist: The Paint Sisters Producer with John Carter Cash
Paris Without His Kiss Artist: Suzhan Fiering
Moon Talking To The Water, Artist Lynn Manderson
Gospel God Knows Who You Are, Artist Lynn Manderson
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS INCLUDE: Professional Drummer/percussionist/ Clinician/Engineer/Teacher/Author. Live Performer, Drums, Percussion, Back-up Singer/Secondary Keyboards Can play to click track for sequenced music. Read music notation, Nashville Number System, Lead Sheets, Lyrics Sheets and write my own charts.
EDUCATION Berklee College of Music
Member of PAS, ASCAP, Berklee Alumni
HONORS National Award Winner, Maxwell House Coffee Jingle Writing Contest, AUTHOR - How To Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart