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NEW > Now accepting serious students for Skype Lessons. (Worldwide)

Now offering private instruction for serious drummers and drum students in Chicago and/or adjoining areas. The studio is located in downtown Chicago’s ‘South Loop’ and is a direct subway ride from both airports: if you are driving –  parking is not a problem.

One hr. every-other week.  – or – in some exceptions: 40 minutes every week.

Intermediate/advanced and professionals. I am looking for musicians interested in reaching 100% of their playing potential.

For lesson inquiries please email me directly @ my studio. pmagadini@gmail.com …or from this websites “contact” page

Former students included: (Not enough space to fit everybody in but believe me you are there).

Michael Shrieve (Carlos Santana)
Paul DeLong (one of Toronto’s 1st call drummers)

Rich Matschulat ( Univ. of North Texas 1 o’clock lab band)
Ches Smith (NYC playing with many top musicians including: Mary Halverson & Tim Berne)
Mike Johnston (Lessons with Mike)
Steve Smith (studied with me out of the book on the right + drummer with: Journey – Vital Information )
Joann Blondin (Montreal, Quebec hard hitter and jazz phenom)
Dave Brogan (drummer with ALO)
Sam Ospovat (NYC freelance)
Diane Vitalitch Ace of Cups (the first Haight Ashbury all female band)
Steven Berkley (Nashville)
Chad Wackermann – as a beginner ( drummer with: Frank Zappa)
Matt Swindles (San Francisco recording artist)
Dave Breckels (Toronto professional)
Robert Lopez (SF Bay Area – Graduate Mills College))
Daniel Pearce (NYC)
Jordan Glenn (producer, band leader,drummer, composer)
Eric Huang (up & coming Bay Area drummer + a Berklee graduate)
Dave Mihal (top Toronto professional)
Aaron Kierbel (World Music drumming master)
Thom Gossage (Montreal 1st call / Roddy Ellias)
Adam Brodsky (North Bay Area high school sensation)
Dan Tomlison (Phoenix, Az. 1st call + Lyle Lovette band)
Leah Bowden (Univ.of California at La Jolla drummer/percussionist)
Cory Jerome Cox (master young drummer studied with me at the Brubeck Institute)
Robert Kaufman (Jazz artist & long time drum professor at Berklee College of Music)
Stephen Flinn (creative Drum Artist NYC)
Nasser Addi (master of the “Algerian Beat”)
Robert Kazenel (recording studios: Montreal & Austin, Tx)
Steve Forman (percussion: Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, LA Studios)
Darius Minaee (funk,hip hop,heavy hitter)
Tim Carr (“America” graduate California Institute of the Arts)
Pierre Pineault ( Concordia University, Montreal Studios)
Hal Solin (started lessons late however became a big band and show top call – a real success story)
Dawn Richardson (top San Francisco drummer w. 4 Non Blonds, Shana Morrison, Tracy Chapman)
Nick de Ryss (SF Bay Area)
Larry Mansbridge (drummer and former VP Yamaha Drums, Canada)
Katrine Spang-Hanssan (drummer,band leader and Las Vegas performer)

Rafael Costas (business professional/now plays with professionals)

Robert Fernandez (percussionist LA studios)