Drum Lessons

Doesn't every kid want to play drum set?  Sure they do, but starting on a 5-piece drum set is not really practical.  Our drum and percussion lessons start with a practice pad and a pair of sticks.  The root of all great drummers and percussionists stems from fundamentals.  Our drum teacher, Rich, always starts at the beginning and insists on building a solid foundation of rudiments and reading.


Every summer, we host a weekly drum "camp" where students work together to form a chamber ensemble.  Led by Rich, the ensemble concludes the series with a concert in the store.  This is a fantastic opportunity for your kids to perform in a way they cannot on their own.


If you or your child is interested in learning drums or percussion, visit our store to register for drum lessons today!

Please download this registration form, fill it out and bring it with you to the store. It takes just a few minutes and will save you time when you sign up as a new student!
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Summer Drummer Experience

Drum Teacher

Name: Rich DeGenaro


Years of Experience: 40


He Teaches: Drums & Percussion


Rich has years of teaching and performance experience that make him invaluable to students from beginners to advanced.  Hailing from Chicago, Rich has been a drummer since the 1960s.  He spent four years travelling the Las Vegas circuit while based in Hollywood, CA.  He spent years living in Los Angeles and San Francisco playing with both rhythm & blues and rock & roll bands.


While Rich lived in Chicago, he had the opportunity to travel the mid-west with Top 40 and blues bands.  He's lived in Fort Myers since 1993 performing with various bands and working at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater.  Rich joined the First Note Music family in 2007 as a private instructor and seen our drum studio grow every year.  He frequently teaches a summer program designed to bring his students together to perform as a percussion chamber ensemble utilizing hand drums, melodic percussion and drum set.


Give us a call or visit us today if you or your student is interested in taking lessons with Rich!