Welcome to Jim's Drum Lessons

Learn how to play drums from a drummer with more than 30 years’ experience. Lessons take place in my studio located in Eddyville, NY (about 4 miles south of Kingston and north of Rosendale).

I accept students of all levels. Whether you’re looking to play drums for fun, want to clean it up for your band or refine your skills – all are welcome!

In addition to teaching, I also record drum tracks & drum loops that you can use in your music.
Check out my YouTube Channel.

Stuff You’ll Learn

  • Learn your favorite songs using charts and/or ear training
  • Reading rhythm
  • Creative use of rudiments on the whole drum kit
  • How to maximize speed and power efficiently with the Moeller Method and other techniques
  • Chop building exercises for drum kit including double kick
  • Play musically in odd and compound time signatures.
  • And more…

  • Over 30 years of experience with a variety of drumming styles including hard core, rock, funk, and world fusion. Odd timing signatures are a passion of mine – you’ll learn more than just standard rock beats.
  • Two fully assembled drum kits - get behind the kit on day one!
  • A hands on teaching experience – I work with each individual student’s strengths and learning style. Drumming should be fun! Learn drums at your own pace by playing the songs you love.