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In-person and Online Guidance to Become the Drummer you Want to Be

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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. If you have no idea what to practice, how to structure your practice time, or how to get started, 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 beNo problem if you don’t have a drum set. I have everything we need to get started.

Online drum lessons are also available for your safety and 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 amazed to be playing the drum set in just one lesson with Stefano. There’s something about his calm and patient approach that magically turned the key for me. He’s a perfect teacher for me because of his organized, systematic teaching and his friendly, encouraging style.

I’ve secretly been in love with the drums for many years but was too shy to admit it. Finally, I decided to put my fears aside and try just for the sheer joy of it. It took me a long time to get up my courage since I had a brief experience with another instructor that made trying the drum set intimidating. I didn’t know what to expect and really didn’t know if I could do it.

I’ve progressed quickly and painlessly in relatively few lessons while having fun playing to my favorite songs. Every class is FUN and I learn a lot almost effortlessly thanks to Stefano’s techniques, teaching expertise and easy-going style.

Linda Obermeit

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

Stefano broke down what I was doing incorrectly and showed me what I need to do to properly improve and with plenty of practice, it’s shown dramatically in my playing. The coolest thing for me was seeing the increase in speed and accuracy of my double bass. It felt like I broke through a barrier that I was fighting for a long time.

Joshua Skinner

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.

 No complicated contracts or hidden fees.

$50 / half hour lesson
$65 / one hour lesson

Contact me today to arrange your first trial lesson.

[email protected]

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