Bob Gullotti

325 – Bob Gullotti (Berklee Professor / The Fringe): Developing focus, efficiency and discipline

Bob Gullotti is forever leaving his mark as one of the founding members of The Fringe and worldwide tours with tours with Eddie Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci Bob is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Over the past seven years Bob has taken his skills to Berklee School of Music to teach the next generation of drummers about practice efficiency and how to develop focus and discipline in their playing and every day life. Bob is also noted for being a long time student of Alan Dawson and he regularly draws on Alan’s teachings to keep his legacy alive and to continue to spread Alan’s word.

Bob Gullotti talks about:

  • How he got started playing
  • Playing professionally at the age of 15
  • Studying with Alan Dawson
  • His approach to teaching
  • Advice for getting the most out of your practice routine
  • How he got to know the band Phish and a subsequent surprise performance with them
  • Much more

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3 replies
  1. Frank Cappuccio
    Frank Cappuccio says:


    Thank you for featuring Bob Gullotti. Bob is first of all, one of the most enthusiastic educators in New England and is with out a doubt one of the most liked as well. A gentleman, scholar, friend and exceptional drummer.

    Frank Cappuccio

  2. John Foster
    John Foster says:

    Nick – great podcast with Bob Gullotti. There are so many good nuggets in this podcast I am going to have to go back and listen to it multiple times. Thanks so much for asking the questions we would ask. The story about Roy Haynes coming to his gig was really good. Also the idea of be able to sing what you want to play or incorporate into your drumming. Thanks again!

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