Rhythm Intensive, LTD.

USA - Asia - Europe



We provide training and instruction on matters pertaining to the rhythm section, working in the music industry, being a professional musician, and running a successful business. 

Music is our vehicle, but the principles we teach are universal, and can apply to any sector of business or education. 

Over 85 years of combined experience and success in the music industry, Rhythm Intensive has held many workshops, clinics, and master classes for thousands of aspiring musicians internationally.

Chuck and John enjoy being involved in ensemble coaching, private lessons, artist development, and recording sessions.

Music isn’t only entertainment. Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun." We are committed to leading young individuals to develop ways to think musically for themselves. Chuck and John bring new thoughts, concepts, and experience to help artists find their voices.

We’ll see you in the rhythms!



RME — Innovative, user friendly and high-quality digital audio solutions.

myMix — Professional personal monitor mixer & multi-track recording.

Roland Drums and Percussion — V-Drums, electronic percussion, rhythm coaches, pad controllers, and more.

Xotic Basses — Specially crafted for master players. To satisfy requests of the bass master, Chuck Rainey, Xotic has fused P-type and J-type basses and created a totally new breed. Introducing the XPJ-1T Chuck Rainey model.

SABIAN Cymbals — As musical styles and tastes are continually evolving, so is the art of cymbal making. And no company is better positioned to meet the demand for innovative sounds from artists around the globe. Ask any employee why SABIAN exists, the answer is obvious: "Because Sound Matters!"

Genzler Amplifiers — Some of the worlds best musicians choose Genzler Amplification’s smart, pure, and innovative amps and cabinets. As a company, we do the work because we love it. Because the music is worth it. Because the conversation with our artists and customers is inspiring. Our spirit is simple and true, uncompromising and dedicated.

Regal Tip Drum Sticks — “For close to 60 years our family has continued the philosophy of consistency, clarity and richness of sound. These original Regal Tip benchmarks have guided us through our craft of percussion accessory manufacturing. With the family's pledge of quality over quantity, the next generation understands the needs of drummers. Musicians are artists, they want the best.” - Joe Calato

La Bella Strings — E. & O. Mari, Inc. remains the oldest incorporated, continuously family-owned & operated music string manufacturer in the world. Today E. & O. Mari / La Bella is still a family-owned and operated company. An advocate of the arts and music education worldwide, E. & O. Mari sponsors jazz and rock performance clinics, professional artist appearances and residencies. La Bella also supports many guitar festivals and competitions by subsidizing scholarships and awards.

Noble & Cooley Drums — HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA. We’re over 160 years in the making, and always refining our recipe. We’ve gone no farther than our own backyard to bring you the world’s best drums. Carefully crafted and meticulously constructed, our premium wood is harvested right here in New England and transformed into your perfect drum. If it sounds like home, it’s because that’s where it came from.

BOSS FX Pedals —The world’s best-selling guitar and bass classic single pedals plus a wide range of powerful multi-effects boards for the beginners to the pros.

Remo Drum Heads — Remo Inc. is the world's largest drumhead company. For over 60 years we have led the way in synthetic drumhead and shell development.

Radial Engineering — The Bassbone V2™ is a two channel bass preamp with a number of customizable features to suit any type of setup or playing style, while providing superb audio quality ideal for a live stage or studio recording.

JamTec USA Accessories — JamTec USA develops, builds and sells some of the most innovative, robust, lightweight drum accessories in the world. Located in Chicago, JamTec USA currently offers several product lines to choose from. Visit the SticShop to see the original and innovative drum accessories that JamTec USA designs and manufactures.

Laudo Custom Snare Drums — We design stave shells  with the freedom to resonate, producing a true wood tone.  They have a wide tuning range and our shells are stable, strong, and rigid.

Headhunters Sticks and Creations — Our ultimate goal with Headhunters Sticks and Creations is to provide drummers and percussionists with unique striking implements that will inspire them to create beyond their expectations.   Musical sounds are determined by its instrumentation and also in the case of percussion, implements used to create the sound, execute the dynamics and the texture.  By creating unique dynamic striking implements, inspired creativity can shape entirely new musical compositions, genres and thus directions in music.  Headhunters Sticks and Creations are Advancing Designs for Creative Drummers so the world can experience new musical voices for our future and legacy.

Music Area Cases — A leading manufacturer that designs and makes premium bags and cases for fretted, brass, woodwind, strings and percussion instruments.

Clear Tune Monitors — Clear Tune Monitors is an in-ear manufacturing company focused on the precision of sound, and there is nothing more important than precision. Whether you are a professional musician or a music lover wanting to take your listening experience to the next level, Clear Tune Monitors (CTM) offers a wide array of products to get you that precision of sound you are looking for.

Drum Workshop Hardware and Pedals — At Drum Workshop, The Drummer's Choice® is more than a slogan, it's a fact. After more than thirty years of innovation and tireless dedication to improving the way drum products are made, DW drums, pedals and hardware are the standard by which all others are measured. To get here, it takes more than a working knowledge of the instrument or a few good ideas; it takes a true passion for designing and manufacturing the very best.


Professional Endorsements

This book is chock full of helpful insights to navigate the massive tectonic shifts taking place in today's rapidly evolving music industry landscape providing dispatches from the field from successful professionals of all stripes who continue to fight the good fight.

William DuVall – Lead vocalist and co-guitarist, Alice In Chains

Like its title, The Tune of Success puts artists in tune with real deal tips and advice on how to be proactive in the way that an artist needs to be in order to not just succeed but to survive in the climate of today’s music business.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner – Grammy award-winning musician, actor, director, producer and poet. 

The Tune of Success is an incredibly fascinating book by Chuck Rainey and John Anthony Martinez. It goes beyond becoming a more effective musician in the new wide open landscape of the music industry. It’s more a self-help book to help anyone navigate and overcome obstacles—ones they themselves create or encounter. I recommend the power-packed insight and knowledge in Tune of Success to anyone willing to discover your own truth to help you unlock the doors you experience along this unique journey as a musician.

Merlin David – Publisher, M Music & Musicians Magazine 

The Tune of Success is a very needed guide for you to map out your path to a prosperous musical business. Chuck and John clearly explain the areas of focus with helpful direction to every aspect of the music industry! I highly suggest to read this and apply what their experience inspires!

Dom Famularo – Drumming's Global Ambassador

The Tune Of Success is the most relevant and practical insight into the music business I have ever read.  It offers clear and organic concepts that are eloquently laid out.  Bravo guys!

Boo Massey – Guitarist, Miranda Lambert

A refreshingly honest assessment of the music business and the skills necessary to succeed in it!  This book is chock full of relevant and uplifting advice from successful musicians and others who inspire and motivate!  Finally, entrepreneur musicians have their own masterfully written guide......the best I've read.

John Toney – Attorney at law and bassist

The music industry is rapidly evolving at an exponential rate. With tens of thousands of songs being released each week, it can seem almost impossible to be seen or heard in a sea of music. Don't lose hope! If you're armed with the right tools, knowledge, and most importantly the correct mindset you can succeed. The Tune of Success - Unmask Your Genius is a book that will help you navigate towards your destiny and can save you from years of frustration. You can't afford not to read it!

Ben Dragon – Dance/Electronic recording artist

A must-read guide for anyone immersed in the world of music. No matter how experienced you are, there's always something to learn when it comes from the best. 

 Cristian Larrosa – CEO, Viel Music Iberia

Chuck and John are great musicians who care about the future of the profession. The lessons discussed in this book are sure to inspire the new and experienced musician. Thanks Chuck and John!

David Small, Attorney - Law Office of David Small (Entertainment & Business Matters) 

Musicians and the ever-evolving music business...it has never been a perfect marriage. But The Tune of Success truly is the must visit/must read marriage consultant to bring peace into the sometimes very noisy household. Kudos to Chuck and John for their matchmaking talents!

Michael Schack – Drummer/Producer, Belgium

Each artist follows their own path and requires their own internal drive and motivation, but inexperience and lack of perspective can become fatal flaws to an otherwise potential-filled career. Chuck and John have the deep, rich experiences and insight which only come to those who have paid their dues and navigated the seas to success. Through The Tune of Success, Chuck and John provide the benefits of this experience and insight to the reader, with the hope that – armed with these invaluable tools – today’s and tomorrow’s musicians can express their gifts in an effective, team-based manner and achieve long-lasting success.

Tom Bowlus – Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazin

I wanted to write and tell you how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book, The Tune of Success; if the music industry was a cake, this would be the cookbook!

Johnny Counterfit - Voice Impressionist-Comedian-Author-Actor at JC Productions

John Anthony Martinez and Chuck Rainey wrote this book for musicians that want fast and focused info on how to be successful in the music business! Check it out!

Rich Redmond - Drummer, Producer, Songwriter, Speaker, & Author