Stanton Moore

Stanton Moore

Galactic, Stanton Moore Drum Academy

New Orleans native Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer, performer and educator especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. For the past 25 years Moore has dedicated himself to touring the world and bringing the culture and message of his hometown to a global audience.

In the early 90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic. Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. They have averaged 100 shows a year over the last quarter century. In late November of 2018 Moore and the other 4 members of Galactic bought the famed New Orleans music club Tipitinas. They have played there most major holidays for the last 20 years including Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, Halloween and New Years Eve earning the nickname œThe Tipitinas House Band. When presented with the opportunity to take over ownership of the club, they jumped at the chance. They plan to protect and preserve the legacy of the venue ongoing.

After graduating from Brother Martin high school under the tutelage of Marty Hurley, Moore earned his bachelors degree in music and business from Loyola University. He stays involved in education by constantly presenting clinics, master classes and private lessons all over the world. Moore has written two books, both of which won the Modern Drummer readers poll for book of the year. His second book, Groove Alchemy was included in Modern Drummers list of top 25 drum books of all time. In 2016, he started his online drum lesson site, to present the curriculum he has developed. Starting in 2019 he has accepted the position of artist in residence teaching drum set at LSU.

Moore has released 9 records under his own name and 10 recordings with Galactic. He has demonstrated his outstanding versatility on stage and/or on record with a vast array of artists in multiple genres. Some of these artists include Irma Thomas, Corrosion of Conformity, Robert Walter, Garage-a-Trois, The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Boots Rileys (the Coup) Street Sweeper Social Club, Will Bernard, Diane Birch, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Joss Stone, Anders Osborne, Maceo Parker, John Scofield, Karl Denson, George Porter, Jr., and Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters), Charlie Hunter, Warren Haynes, John Medeski and Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin and Wood), Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dr. John, Tab Benoit and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to name a few.

Stanton Moore'S SETUP:

  1. 15" Kerope Hats
  2. 20" Sound Lab Lunar Trash Crash with rivets
  3. 22" Kerope medium ride. 19" Kerope crash with rivets
  4. 18" Kerope crash

* May be prototype

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    Great music, good food and fun people. I love the learning process. I thoroughly enjoy practicing, working hard and progressively getting better, but I also love down time and just sitting on the beach.


    I think it's important to continue to play with other people and other musicians. Becoming a great drummer is one thing, but I think becoming a great musician is what will truly set you apart and ensure ongoing success.


    I love the Keropes! They encapsulate the old world charm and mystique of vintage K's yet are informed with the know how of what it takes to consistently make good sounding quality cymbals.