Now accepting students for Skype Lessons (Worldwide) And private students here in the Chicago area.

( note: space is limited and only given to serious, practicing drummers)

Now offering private instruction for 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. If you play other instruments and want to study just “polyrhythms” I do that as well.

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. ..

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)

George Aparo ( Veteran Chicago Pro )  …pro golfers work with pro instructors all the time

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)

………………….Michael Shrieve Carlos Santana >
Darius Minanee (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)
Chris Marrow (Chicago top student) Now a scholarship Masters student @ The University of Illinois)

Rafael Costas (business professional/now plays with professionals)

Robert Fernandez (percussionist LA studios)


The set in the private lesson studio.>>>>