Private Instruction

Home Teaching/Rehearsal Studio

Durham, CT

Private instruction is available for all ability levels, from beginners to advanced students. Instruction is available at your home or at Ben’s comfortable home rehearsal/teaching studio in centrally located Durham, Connecticut. Ben’s studio is equipped with two drum sets, practice pads, a vibraphone, and a keyboard. 

Music theory tutoring sessions also available 

Online drum lessons and music theory tutoring sessions are available via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc. The online lesson schedule is very flexible and requests should very easy to accommodate. 


Student Testimonials 

I started with Ben with little to no knowledge of jazz percussion and technique. Now, after working with him for two years, I am leaving to go into college for music and a large part of that is due to Ben! His teaching methods and style create a helpful and efficient environment to learn in. He is always super happy and positive during our lessons. I would recommend him for any level of drummer! 10/10!”  - Alex B. 

Ben is an expert. He has played in the bands of some of the great musicians of our time, and he knows the music forwards and backwards. Every time I ask a question I am met with thoughtful analysis followed by countless recommendations of music to check out. He is a very practical teacher of music, leading students directly to great music to show them the source of how to play & listen. Furthermore, he is hilarious in a really natural way that makes lessons both educational and enjoyable. I highly recommend taking lessons with him!”   

- Robert L. 

Ben is so knowledgeable and such a patient and kind teacher. He really calibrates the lesson to your specific skill level and personality type. We have been working with Ben in person and online for over for years and he is wonderful!!!”  - Anna C.

“Lessons are tailored to the music you love while also teaching you fundamentals to help you become a better musician. Amazing teacher, super kind, and great sense of humor!”  - Jessica S.

“Ben is a great drum teacher. He helped to improve my jazz drumming a lot. He has a straight forward approach and is very knowledgeable about many styles of drumming, from rock to Afro Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, I highly recommend taking lessons with Ben.”  - Dan V. 

“A great instructor is able to tailor lessons based on the needs and goals of each student. Ben is that kind of great instructor! If you're just starting out and need the basics, Ben can help you develop a solid foundation of skills. If you're an experienced jazz drummer, Ben can help you get to the next level. And he can provide instruction for everything in between. I liked working with Ben because he has the experience to know what works, is supportive when you make mistakes, and encourages you to try things that seem impossible at first. He makes learning both fun and challenging.”  - Terry C. 

Please contact Ben for more information, rates, and availability.