|Billy Angelo Stella's
The Drummer's Workshop
It's All About The Drumming!
Born August 5, 1928, Angelo Stella, the
eldest of eight children, he was destined to
be a musician. His Father, Professor
William Angelo Stella, a professor of all
instruments, made sure his children were
well-rounded in the music field.
After learning the basic foundation of music
from his Father, Angelo studied and played
the piano, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, and, his
main focus, drums.
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At the age of fifteen, Angelo's Father
formed the very successful family band
called "The Stella Brothers".
A few years later, Angelo met Ted Reed
and began studying with Ted in New York
Angelo served several years in the U. S.
Army and played the drums in the 60th and
71st Army Band while stationed in Panama
in the mid-1940's. Upon honorable
discharge from the service, Angelo once
again began hitting the local
night spots playing jazz, country, society, rock,
ethnic, and back-up floor shows.
During a long and productive career in playing
and teaching the drums, Angelo was
well-known for introducing double bass drum
playing and bring the master of drum stick
tricks, as well as executing intricate rolls and
During the 1960's, Angelo was the originator of
the popular "Drumarama", which showcased
Angelo's students as well as top-named
drummers such as Joe Morello, Roy Burns, and
Angelo authored several drumming books,
which his son still teaches from today.
These books include:
- Fill In For The Progressive Drummer
- Rock 'N' Roll Beats
- Soul Mod Rock 'N' Roll Bass Drum
- Drum Solos: Jazz Fill Ins And Rock
Fills Book 2
During his many years playing with local
and national acts, Angelo amassed an
impressive list of bands that he performed
- The Plainsmen
- The Polka Dukes
- The Continentals
- Mel Wynn And The Rhythm Aces
- J And The Contours
- The Stan Mill Trio
- Joe Infantino
- Jolly Joe And The Bavarians
- The Kryger Brothers
- The Hi-Lites
- Joe Benarek Band
- Frankie Karl Orchestra
- The Arcardians (his Father's own
- And many, many more
|Angelo continued teaching and playing
until his unfortunate passing on October
39 School Street
Hudson (Plains Twp.), PA 18705-3430
(Between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre
Behind Mohegan Sun Casino)
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