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Welcome to the website of Drew Schultz - Drummer, Percussionist, Songwriter, Producer, and Educator. At the age of 19, Drew entered the music industry as the touring drummer with Motown legends, the Four Tops. He has performed on stage with artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight, The Miracles, Dramatics, Contours, Jerry Butler, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, and many more. Drew's "Back To Class" project is a series of his own original recordings with 50% of profits benefiting Detroit Public School music programs featuring artists including the Four Tops, members of The Funk Brothers, Melvin Davis, Spyder Turner, Pat Lewis, Carolyn Crawford, Dennis Coffey, Lenny Pickett of Tower of Power / SNL, Joe "Pep" Harris, Chairmen of the Board, Willie Jones, James Jamerson Jr., Reginald Torian of The Impressions, and many more. As a Pre-Production Engineer for Universal/Motown Records, he has credits on projects by Michael Jackson / The Jackson 5, David Ruffin & Jimmy Ruffin, and the Cellarful of Motown series. His audio production has led to work with Questlove of the Roots during an NYU college course, and Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire. He is a published contributor to Modern Drummer Magazine, a Program Manager at the Motown Museum and a college professor of drums / songwriting / music industry studies at the Detroit Institute of Music Education.