Travis Brant | American Drummer & Composer

Stone’s Stick Control


George Lawrence Stone (born 1886 in South Boston, d. 1967) was best known as a percussionist, teacher, and author of percussion books including Stick Control for the Snare Drummer. Stone joined the musician’s union at age 16 as its youngest member, and later played solo xylophone on the Keith Circuit. He also served as a regimental drummer, and played with several Boston area orchestras. In 1933 he was one of the founding members of NARD, the National Association of Rudimentary Drummers. For many years he also lectured, taught, and judged competitions. His books teach drum and xylophone technique, with Stick Control one of the all-time best sellers in this field. In 1997 he was added to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.