360 Drums is a young publisher that was founded to distribute high-quality books and products around the topics of drums and percussion. With the great textbook of the three books BASIC, ADVANCED & PRO, the foundation stone for the first publication was laid.
In addition, founder RC Schneider offers his knowledge and experience about pedagogy, recording, software, self-employment and founding in courses and consultations.
RC Schneider (Ralph Christian Schneider) studied at the
Berufsfachschule für Musik in Nuremberg and Dinkelsbühl
(state-certified ensemble leader in the field of rock/pop/jazz), is a graduate of the Professional Program Drums at the Future Music School and a specialist teacher for music and economics (graduated from the Staatsinstitut Ansbach).
He has played and worked with numerous artists and
bands, including Not For Sale, Fish and Scale, The Blackscreen, Zen Meister, Midnight Sunrise, Stereotide, The Grand Astoria, Buzzride, Platinium, Money left to burn,
Storm in The Attic, All Ends Well, Earth Flight and many
more. Several concert tours have taken him to Austria,
Swizerland, France, Poland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Russia.
He has attended many workshops and masterclasses with Claus Hessler, Jojo Mayer, Dom Famularo, Jost Nickel, Anika Nilles, Gerwin Eisenhauer, Rick Latham, Walfrdo Reyes Jr, Mori Müller, Oli Rubow, Roland Peil and Ricky Lawson, among others.
Since 2013 he has been giving drum and percussion courses
at various secondary schools in the Nuremberg area and is
also active there as a drum teacher in the „Klasse im Puls“
project. In addition, he has been a drum teacher at one of the largest public schools for drums and percussion in the Nuremberg area, Roland Depner's Top Drum Studio, since 2015.
He was the founder and managing director of myinstrument.
It was a social network specialised in musicians, that was active until late 2015.
Then in 2016 he founded Pro Cymbals, Germany's first service for
professional drum cymbal reconditioning.
In 2017, he founded Backbeat Studio, where he offers drum lessons and works on music and video productions.
In 2020, he completed the audio engineering course "Hofa Pro" and successfully passed the exam to become a certified audio engineer.
In 2021 he founded 360 Drums, a modern publisher and online shop all about drums and percussion. There he publishes his books and products, and offers courses and workshops.