Todd "Vinny" Vinciguerra is a freelance drummer and teacher, currently residing in Orange County, Ca. He is the author of "Beginning Independence for Rock and Alternative Drumming" and "Studies in Drum Set Independence Vol. 1 & Vol. 2", and also has been a contributing writer for Modern Drummer, Drum Magazine, and Rhythm (U.K.). He has been drumming since the age of 5 and performed in many casual and original band projects, and musical theater, and has toured with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin's former band).