Meet the Team

Meet the SDS Team:

Stephen Taylor | Owner/Founder

Stephen Taylor is a professional drummer and educator. He is the founder of SDS and the creator of the Drum Better Daily Program. He has toured and recorded with artists like Danielle Peck, Jason Jones, and Meshach Jackson. In addition, he toured and recorded as a member of the rock group Lovers and Liars. Lovers and Liars were signed to Universal Republic Records in 2010 and had multiple songs featured on MTV.

Stephen studied at the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a bachelors degree in Jazz Studies. Along with his online drum lesson website, Stephen has also been a featured educator for companies like DRUM! Magazine, Sweetwater Music, Vic Firth, and Zildjian.

He currently lives just south of Nashville, TN with his wife, two sons, and daughter.

Tim Buell | Staff Teacher/Digital Asset Manager

Tim is a Nashville-based drummer and educator. He has toured with artists like Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Jerrod Niemann, Remedy Drive, and many others. In addition to touring and recording, Tim has also transcribed drum parts for Zildjian, Vic Firth, and many others.

At SDS, Tim handles all of the audio mixing, video editing, sheet music creation, as well as teaching drum lessons and hosting “Tim’s Tech Talk”.

Grant Jenkins | Customer Service/Community Manager

Grant is a drummer living in Columbia, TN. Grant currently plays drums for Scattered Hamlet and also manages all of the customer service and community management for SDS.