BORN IN:
Laufach
LIVES IN:
Schoellkrippen
DRUMMING SINCE:
1973
CURRENT BAND/PROJECTS:
Flux, Sax Therapy Band
BIGGEST INFLUENCES:
Jim Chapin, Dom Famularo, Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham
FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
Flux
FAVORITE ALBUM NOT PLAYED ON:
"08:30", Weather Report
CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Sharing the stage with Alex Acuna
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
HH Garage Ride (of course!)

Biography

Unreal independence, virtuosity driven by Moeller Technique and open-handed playing alongside with a passion for education and a unique take on rudiments and their European roots. Master student of drum legend JIM CHAPIN. 
Multiple nominations as BEST CLINICIAN and BEST EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT for international releases with ALFRED MUSIC and WIZDOM MEDIA. 
Testimonials for his books from DAVID GARIBALDI to STEVE SMITH to ALEX ACUNA to DOM FAMULARO and many more.
Claus helped create the 18" and 20" HH Garage Ride with SABIAN and has signature stick out with PROMARK. Further endorsements include MAPEX DRUMS,  EVANS DRUMHEADS, AHEAD ARMOR CASES, GON BOPS PERCUSSION and the DRUMMERSHOE. 
Performing and teaching at major drum events, drum camps and music institutes worldwide: From DRUMEO to BERKLEE to CHINA DRUM SUMMIT. 

 

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