The Drummer

The man behind the machine

Meet Your Drummer

The Rhythm Core is owned and operated by Danny Handler. Danny started drumming in 5th grade band and it obviously stuck! With a degree in Jazz studies from The University of North Texas, Danny had the honor of studying with the likes of Ed Soph, Henry Okstel and Ron Fink, and performed in the world renowned UNT Lab Bands.

In addition to winning the 1993 Guitar Center Drum-Off competition, Danny has toured regionally with several bands and has also taught drum & percussion lessons to students of all ages. Danny has played on countless pre-production studio recordings for many major label recording artists including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Shinedown, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Mraz, Halestorm, Skillet, Barenaked Ladies, 3 Doors Down, Uncle Cracker & Charlie Sexton to name a few.

Danny proudly endorses Vic Firth and Aquarian Drumheads.