Want to be able to play along to your favorite songs? Looking to learn how to hold just a simple beat? Or perhaps you want to become a master drummer, learning advanced techniques, reading sheet music, and so on? We take the time to develop a personalized strategy that works for your goal, regardless of your age, experience, or musical ability. Every drummer is different, and each journey to success will be different. Drum Lessons Jamestown can help you achieve it.
Numerous Ways to Learn
Drumming is so much more than just sitting down and flailing your arms around, beating the drums to a pulp. Past the surface, there's a lot more to learn. At Drum Lessons Jamestown, you won't just learn how to play the drums - you'll learn how to become a real musician. From basics like counting, notation, and even how to properly hold and play your stick, to deeper techniques, dynamics, and beyond, you're skill and knowledge can grow as far as you'd like it to.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your availability?
My schedule varies, but I typically have two or three days of the week open for lessons. Most days, lessons do not begin until at least 3:00pm, but this can vary from day-to-day and student-to-student. I'll work to find a day and time that fits for you after your registration.
How much do you charge for lessons?
The first lesson is completely free. After that, the charge is $20.00 per class for a 30-minute private lesson, or $40.00 per class for a 60-minute private lesson. This can be paid weekly either before or on the day of the lesson, or in advance in larger increments. I only accept cash payments, which includes Venmo. If a student fails to complete a payment before their scheduled lesson begins, no lesson will be given until payment is received.
What is your cancelation/make-up policy?
I do not offer make-up lessons. They're simply too difficult to handle and re-schedule. Instead, if either myself or the student has to cancel a class, any amount paid in advance will be credited to the next lesson. You don't ever pay for a class that doesn't happen, period.
What is your refund policy?
No refunds will be given at any time. If a student ends lessons completely with payment still in advance, no refund will be issued.
What are your COVID-19 guidelines?
Drum Lessons Jamestown adheres by the current CDC guidelines. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask or social distance in the classroom. If you are not fully vaccinated, students/parents are recommended to wear a mask during lessons, but are not required by Drum Lessons Jamestown. I (Tommy Gerace, instructor) am fully vaccinated as of 4/23/21.
What do I need to bring to my lesson?
Just yourself! If you have your own drum sticks, feel free to bring them along. We have plenty of extra sticks laying around if you happen to forget or not have any yourself. We are a drum school, after all.
Tommy Gerace performing in 2013
Meet the Instructor,
Ever since I sat down on my older brother's drum set when I was 5 years old, I've found a true love for drumming and music. 20 years later, my passion continues to grow, and through teaching, I want to share that same love with others.
I began teaching when I was 13, going into schools and facilitating hand drum circles. Since then, I've worked with hundreds of students, of all ages and skill levels, helping them progress to achieve their goals.
I excel in communication, being able to breakdown individual concepts and relay them in an understandable fashion. My classes are fun, relaxed, and engaging, for any age student. I love getting to know my students better and allow them to feel comfortable in my class. Simply put: I get the most out of my students' abilities, and make coming to drum lessons exciting.
Have even the slightest interest in drumming? Try me out with a free intro lesson. You won't regret it. Thanks everyone, I can't wait to see you behind the kit!