Liz Ficalora is a drummer, clinician, teacher, audio engineer, producer, songwriter, and music software designer. She has been playing the drums for 50 years and is a published author with Alfred Publishing.
Honors include writing a First Place Award Winning Jingle for Maxwell House Coffee; Producing an Award-Winning Best Americana Album and Best Contemporary Song by JP Folks Award Show in 2020, and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
As a performer, she has extensive performance and touring experience with Stella Parton, Charlie Louvin, Billy Prine, Madame Gandhi, Walter Egan, Carnival Cruise Line, Grand Rivers Variety Shows, Sterling, Calliopes Children Steel Band, The Larry Keeton Theatre, Nashville in Harmony Choir, and the Nashville Celebration Choir.
She has played with Pam Tillis and is currently working with The Sissel/Reid Band in Nashville TN.
During all her years of performing experience, Liz created and developed a drum charting method and authored the book, “How to Write A Fast and Easy Drum Chart,” published by Alfred Publishing.
This drum charting method book is endorsed by Remo, Louie Bellson and Gary Chaffee. This 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.
This book is available at Easy Drum Chart, a book and drum chart store.
After the release of her book, she created and 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 and is available online and at Guitar Center.
"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 at PAS International Conference, MTSU; TSU; 5 Star Drum Shops; Guitar Center; SAE Nashville; Nashville Musicians Union and on Tom Tom Magazine Chops TV.
She is currently producing Americana and Jazz music at her music production company called Ficalora Music Productions in Nashville TN.