(named after Jim‘s Mentor Sanford Moeller) could hardly be in
better hands – especially with Chapin being the undisputed
master of this technique.
Besides being seen as legit and ultimate
MOELLER TECHNIQUE source, Claus is mostly known for his
OPENHANDED style and is looked at as a leading authority/master
teacher with students like ANIKA NILLES, DANIAL ADAIR or DAVID
GARIBALDI to his credit.
He has performed at numerous DRUM
EVENTS, sharing stage with Steve Smith, Alex Acuna, Walfredo
Reyes Jr., JoJo Mayer, David Garibaldi, Johnny Rabb or
percussion fame Luis Conte, earning STANDING OVATIONS at
His educational releases gained worldwide
recognition and have repeatedly been nominated “Best
Educational Book” – just as Claus was nominated BEST EDUCATOR
| CLINICIAN with Modern Drummer Magazine.
Trademark of Claus’ INDIVIDUAL STLYE is a mixture of stunning TECHNICAL
SKILLS, OSTINATO-work, a wide spectrum of musical styles and
open-handed playing – bridging the gap between “just drums”
and real-world musical applications. Besides his hammond organ
trio FLUX Claus has performed live and in the studio with
international greats of the music scene.