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“Music Can Express What You Can’t Say With Words.”

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There’s a lot of stuff on the internet to learn from, but the lack of direction can leave you confused and overwhelmed. You need proper personal guidance.

Your drum lessons here will give you the tools, guidance, and motivation to express yourself creatively and play the way you’ve always imagined. You’ll look forward to spending time drumming. That’s the key to making real progress.

My name is Stefano Ashbridge. I have been teaching the drums since 1998. Together we will work to overcome your frustrations and have FUN making maximum improvement in the shortest time possible. If you’re new to drumming, or already at a professional level, I will guide you step by step through the process you need to become the drummer you want to be.

No problem if you don’t have a drumset. I have everything we need to get started. 

Online drum lessons are also available for your convenience.

Our online lessons together are a safe social distancing activity and are easy to set up from the comfort of your home.

You will receive one on one online training, along with written and video downloads that can be accessed on multiple devices.

Learn the techniques you need to master the drums.

Apply what you learn to the music you love to play.

Enjoy the journey to becoming the drummer you want to be.

I tried to teach myself to play using YouTube but realized I needed a sense of discipline to formally learn the basics (especially since I wanted to learn the traditional grip). That’s what made me seek out a teacher.

What I really love about classes with Stefano is that we discussed musical preferences, expectations, and goals for the class right away during the first meeting. Additionally, I really like how he structures the lessons, which makes them and my practice sessions much more enjoyable and something that I look forward to.

I went to a metal concert shortly after starting my lessons and I found myself picking out the parts of the drummer’s vocabulary.

Jayesh Hariharan

I was nervous to learn the drums at this point in my life and Stefano made it not only a comfortable process but also one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Stefano strikes the right balance of fun and seriousness- we follow a curriculum that helps me grow as a student and addresses weaker areas. I look forward to my lesson every week!

Lauren Malone

I was one of those kids banging on my desk with two pencils. My mom was never able to afford lessons but as an adult, I wanted drum lessons. I didn’t care how much it would cost. That is when I found Stefano Ashbridge. I called and set up a drum lesson with him.

I was nervous. I went in knowing absolutely nothing about the drums, literally nothing. It was a shock when I was able to keep up with everything he was showing me. Stefano made learning how to play the drums simple. Everything he teaches builds upon itself after every lesson so it's not overwhelming. Stefano Ashbridge is the perfect person to teach you how to play this amazing instrument. I am extremely grateful for his knowledge and patience.

Deryck Artero


Beginner to advanced students of all ages welcome.


Fully stocked lesson studio with everything you need.


Learn the music you love. Play your favorite songs.


Play with other musicians at group drum jams.


Lessons can be recorded to track your progress.



* Lunchtime lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students, and working professionals.

If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or a working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of lunchtime lesson spots.

* A waiting area lounge.

You can wait for your lesson in the waiting area. Wi-fi is available in the building. Alternately, the studio is centrally located close to shopping centers for your convenience.

* Lesson times available seven days a week!

The studio is open seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Lesson time slots are scheduled based on availability.

* Track your progress.

We will use practice logs along with custom-tailored exercises and booklets so you are coming along. Lessons can also be recorded.

* Opportunities to play with others.

I offer periodic group drum jams so that you can experience playing with other musicians.

* Year Round Lessons.

Music lessons are offered year round for steady long-term progress.