Drum and Percussion Lessons

Professional Drummer Tom Ruckey
Professional Drummer Tom Ruckey
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Tom Ruckey

Expertise: Drums, Percussion, Drum Corps

Studio Location: Gardner

Call Now to sign up: 978-630-3620

Tom Ruckey has been an instructor at City Music’s Lesson Studios since 2003.  He offers a wealth of professional drumming experience from performance, conducting and writing scores for marching drum cores.  Tom works from the basic of rhythm, time keeping and expands lessons to develop ‘independence’ essential for playing drum kits.  He encourages proper technique to avoid the pitfalls of habits that can cause injury over time.

 

Drum Instructor Greg Prendergast
Drum Instructor Greg Prendergast

 Gregory Prendergast

Expertise: Drums, Bass Guitar

Studio Location: Leominster

Call Now to sign up: 978-534-8989

Gregory Prendergast has been playing drums, professionally, for thirteen years, and has been teaching at City Music’s Lesson Studios in Leominster/Gardner since 2006. Gregory tailors each of his lesson plans to suit each student’s needs, ability, and interests. While there is a strong emphasis on site reading and musical notation in his lessons, he maintains a fun atmosphere in his lessons. Gregory welcomes students with special needs, and provides them creative approaches to enjoying music and rhythm.

Drummer Jay Sharron
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Jay Sharron

Jay Sharron

Expertise: Drums, Drum Corps

Studio Location: Gardner

Call Now to sign up: 978-630-3620

Jay Sharron is a local musician who brings over 25 years of experience in live and studio performance as a drummer, guitarist and vocalist. Jay taught at City Music from 2000-2004 and is excited about the opportunity to return to private instruction. Jay has studied with renowned drummer Bob Gullotti of the Boston-based avant-garde jazz trio, The Fringe. He also holds Specialist Certificates in Advanced Guitar and Music Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  READ MORE

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Drummer & Percussionist
Matthew Lore

Matthew Lore

Expertise: Drumline, Drums, Percussion

Studio Location: Leominster

Call Now to sign up: 978-534-8989

Matthew brings more than 40 years for drumming experience to our City Music studios. Studying since he was 8 years old, Matt has trained under Simplex Minutemen Drum Corp leaders Bill Jamsa and Tom Ruckey.  His education has included set drumming, timpani, multi pitch drums among other percussion and techniques.  Matt’s lessons are designed around the student’s interest, and can focus on snare technique, drum corp percussion as well as drum set training. READ MORE