The First Note
Charlie’s Drum School is dedicated to providing students with a strong rhythmic foundation by using a time tested mix of curriculum and customized drum lessons. Students learn to perform rock, jazz and afro-cuban rhythms on the drum-set. Can accommodate beginner to advanced students.
Solo performance through the development of four-way coordination and independence is also emphasized. Charlie provides a fun, comprehensive method of instruction for beginner, intermediate and advanced students to practice and enjoy steady progress.
Fully Equipped Studio
The studio is equipped with two full drum sets and a practice pad area as well as a large waiting area. The studio is a great teaching environment that uses the latest technologies to enhance your learning experience. I have the ability to both audio and video record lessons to provide instant feedback to the students.
My drumming career started at the age of 12, when I began lessons in Junior High. For over forty years, I have been in love with drums and drumming and have been lucky enough to have taught others the language of drums.
My early beginnings include playing in several drum and bugle corps on Long Island and being selected to the New York All-State Band in my senior year of high school.
I studied with the late Al Miller on Long Island for three years. Al gave me a a solid musical and technical background that has proved to be invaluable over the years, which I still strive to improve upon. Al focused me on more intense reading, big band playing, drum set independence and a variety of drumming skills. Al was my most influential teacher and a tremendous resource for many other players like Tom Brechtlein, Rod Morgenstein, Dom Famularo and numerous other great drummers.
I was an U. S. Air Force musician for four years and gained invaluable experience playing in a multitude of musical settings.
I have been a drum instructor in the Hockessin area for the past 25 years and have performed with small groups and orchestra’s in the surrounding area.
Decades of Drum Instruction – 70′s to Current:
Home Studio, Mt. Juliet, TN
Mt. Juliet Music, Mt. Juliet, TN
Home Studio, Hockessin, DE
Teacher Integration Program (TIP) with Hudson Music