The Pocket Queen: Moving At Your Own Tempo

Learn the secrets behind The Pocket Queen's approach to drumming, groove, production, and creating inspiring content.

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The Pocket Queen has lit up social media with her feel-good drumming videos — content that's brimming with infectious swagger and positivity, rhythmic precision, and an enthusiastic willingness to learn in public. It's that balance of confidence, curiosity, and vulnerability that has captured the attention of the world's greatest artists and inspired thousands of musicians to push their skills forward through difficult moments. 

This course will crack open all the ingredients that fuel her success, from the drumming techniques she draws on to build tight, funky grooves to the content she creates for social media and the ways she produces her unique sound. In some ways it's a course about being fearless and creating infectious content that delivers joy to millions. In other ways, it's about becoming a better drummer, producer, and musician and mastering your craft. Drummers are welcome, fans are welcome, but so are content creators of all types. 

If you've ever wanted to learn from one of the most exciting performers on social media about how they've built a brand making music online and beyond, this one's for you. We'll explore elements of her drumming and how to understand "pocket," elements of production and how to make your beats shimmer, and elements of her successful approach to digital content and how to be authentically you in everything you do. 

The Pocket Queen

Artist, Drummer, Producer, Content Creator

Taylor Gordon, better known as The Pocket Queen, is an is an LA-based drummer, music producer, and digital content creator. A native of New Orleans, PQ initially gained popularity through candid drumming videos recorded in the rehearsal room at the Berkley College of Music and released on YouTube. Eventually deciding to move to Los Angeles, she made her break in the industry performing and touring with the likes of Beyoncé, Adam Lambert, Fifth Harmony, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and Alicia Keys to name a few. Moving up the ladder as a drummer, she began producing for artists such as Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, and became Grammy Nominated for her work on Kehlani’s You Should Be Here.

The last few years have seen PQ's devout fanbase on social media grow to include hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians she inspires, and top-tier artists who support her. The Pocket Queen's debut, self-produced single, "We Came To Move" (feat. Ryck Jane) was licensed by Apple to accompany their viral iPad mini launch campaign. This was immediately followed by the release of her debut EP Groove Theory, Vol. 1, which has racked up over a million streams. With new music on the way, and a line of drum sticks coming soon, PQ is gearing up for a massive 2023.

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The Pocket Queen shares her rhythmic grooves, fills, and breaks with positivity and vulnerability. Learn about her drumming technique, her creative mindset, her approach to production, and much more. 

Learn the secrets behind The Pocket Queen's success

Follow PQ as she lays out her approaches to drumming, groove, content creation, production, creativity, and more.

Discover How PQ Creates Authentic Content

Learn how PQ built her social media brand with exciting content in an authentic voice.

Discover How to Play in the Pocket

Learn how to lay down a great groove that's unique to you.

Learn PQ's Approach to Drums

Discover PQ's drum techniques and some of her favorite chops and breaks.

Borrow PQ's Production Tips & Techniques

Learn how PQ records and polishes her drums for maximum effect.


Course Outline

  1. Preview
    Section 1


  2. Section 2

    Finding Your Purpose

  3. Section 3

    PQ's Drum Kit

  4. Section 4


  5. Section 5

    Playing Drums

  6. Section 6

    The Power of Sharing

  7. Section 7

    Production With PQ

  8. Section 8

    Mixing Drums

  9. Section 9

    PQ as Producer

  10. Section 10

    Creating Your Own Content


Who is this course for?

This course is a little unusual in that it might appeal to a few different types of people: 

  • Drummers interested in PQ's playing technique and pocket
  • Content creators interested in how PQ has built her online brand
  • Beat makers interested in learning from a live drummer how to improve their beats and production

We encourage you to skip around to the parts of the course that fit your interests most. 

What will I learn in this course?

You'll learn how The Pocket Queen creates her content, including: 

  • The core elements of her voice and approach to music,
  • What "pocket" is and how to find your own pocket, 
  • Elements of her drumming and drum technique, 
  • How PQ started sharing content and how she approaches social media, 
  • How PQ captures and records her drums, 
  • The various production techniques and plugins she uses, 
  • Her creative mindset and approach. 

Are there any pre-reqs or gear requirements?

While sections of this course are targeted at drummers specifically (and thus require a drumset), there are other sections that could be valuable for anyone, with no pre-required knowledge at all. 

There are also a couple sections on production that assume a basic familiarity with a digital audio workstation (DAW). Need a refresher? Check out Soundfly's courses on using Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

How long does this course take?

This course can be taken at your own pace. If you go start to finish without doing the activities, you could finish it in a day, but we don't recommend that. To learn most effectively and be able to put what you've learned into practice in your own music, we suggest taking the course over multiple days or weeks and creating music as you go.

Is there a specific start date?

You can start the course anytime. If you'd like more accountability and guided feedback from a professional, you can request to work through the course and your own goals with a Soundfly Mentor for four or six weeks, and get a more personalized experience for a specific period of time.  

Learn more about custom mentorship here.

How many lessons are there?

This course includes 69 lessons, including 32 high-quality videos, numerous practice exercises, tutorials, downloadable play-along tracks, demos, activities, and more. 

What do I get if I enroll as a subscriber?

As a subscriber, you'll get unlimited access to all courses on, including this and all our other premium courses, to go through at your own pace. This includes all the videos, tutorials, demos, quizzes, activities, downloads, and other materials within our full suite of courses.

You're also entitled to a 25% discount on our custom mentorship program, you will be invited to join our exclusive community Discord group, you'll be able join subscriber-only Study Groups, artist Q&As and workshops, annual contests and giveaways, and you'll have access to a growing list of exclusive discount perks courtesy of our partner brands. Cancel anytime.

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Can I take this course with a mentor?

Yes, absolutely. If you would like to go through the course with support, accountability, feedback, and guidance from an expert, you can request a mentor by filling out this form. A Soundfly teammember will reach out within 48 hours to learn more about your goals, your music, and your skill level, and pair you with a mentor who can help you achieve your next musical milestone. Our mentorship program uses our science-backed learning model designed to help you learn more efficiently and effectively. Your mentor will tailor the course to your experience and interests, offer detailed weekly feedback on your work, answer any questions you have, help you blow past obstacles, and keep you on track to accomplish your goals.

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