I teach private drum lessons for all ages, beginner’s to advanced, in a variety of styles including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Country, Punk, Metal and more.

Lessons are casual, fun and effective. Learn fundamental music theory, reading skills, increase coordination, develop independence and learn to play your favorite songs. My personalized program incorporates basic snare drum rudiments and applies them to the drum set. Lessons are tailored to expand your vocabulary of beats and fills, improve timing and musicality, and then apply those skills to songs.

Together we will build a foundation that will ultimately enable you to build your own style and create your own voice.

I have been teaching drums professionally for over 13 years and I love to teach others to play. I have a lot of experience in the music industry, and play guitar, bass, piano and harmonica. This gives me a broader understanding of music, teaching and playing drums.

If you have a child that is starting band, there is no better way to jump start their experience and build confidence than private lessons. Rhythm is the foundation of all music, and is essential to learning any instrument. Playing drums helps you develop rhythm and therefore is an awesome first step down any musical path.

Maybe you always wanted to play drums, but never got around to it. There is no better time than the present. It’s never too late to start.

My studio provides an ideal learning environment. Lessons are held in a safe and fully equipped private music studio located in Tucson's Northwest foothills near Ina & Oracle. The studio is equipped with professional gear, library, recording and multi-media equipment. The student and the teacher both play on professional drum sets for the best drum lesson experience.

Want to test the water before you commit to anything? Call today and get 2 free introductory half hour private drum lessons.

JUMP START PROGRAM - Jump start your playing by calling today and get 50% off with my special beginners package: four weekly one hour lessons for $100.00.

To schedule lessons call me at 520-444-2989. No texting please. Regular cost per lessons are $25.00 per half hour or $50.00 per hour.

For more details on drum lessons check out the ABOUT ROMAN link above for information regarding me and visit the LESSONS link for information about my teaching method, available lessons times and lesson policies.

I am working on an ONLINE LESSONS section as an additional benifit for my private drum lesson students. Until then check out the free drum lesson videos provided by OnlineDrummer.com.

Everyone is welcome. I have included alot of useful information regarding drums, drum websites, drum manufactures, music stores, sheet music, magazines, etc. Check out LINKS, GEAR and the FAQ's link above.

I also have several instruments for sale which I post on Craigslist/tucson, for a complete list of what I currently have available check out my store.

If you have suggestions or comments please feel free to contact me via email.



All listeners are equal in their opinions

~Ornette Coleman


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  1. I play drums, piano, guitar, harmonica, bass, mandolin and sing.
  2. I played snare drum in my high school marching band and went to State Championships
  3. I worked as a roadie and toured with The Rolling Stones in Europe.
  4. I have worked for INXS, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Deep Purple, Mountain, Jethro Tull, and U2 to name a few.
  5. I was on stage with Miles Davis for an entire show, it was one of my most memorable experiences.
  6. I played ping pong with Bill Wyman from The Rolling Stones, and won.
  7. I am a web designer.
  8. I studied Architecture at the University of Arizona.
  9. I speak fluent German.
  10. I grew up in Europe and Asia.
  11. I have a German Shepherd.
  12. I have been to Mount Everest in the the Himalayas.
  13. I've ridden elephants in the jungles of Thailand.
  14. I am first generation American, my father was born in Russia.
  15. I used to live in a small village in the Alps and am an excellent skier.


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