Marty Brasington - Columbus Drum Lessons

Marty Brasington's Columbus Drum Academy is now accepting students. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Marty's 40+ years of drumming & teaching experience will provide you with the expert instruction you need to help you become a better drummer! Watching internet videos is great, but only by having immediate, hands-on feedback from an experienced player and teacher can you make the full improvement of which you are capable.

Techniques taught:

  • Rudiments
  • Stick Control
  • Music Reading
  • Syncopation
  • Coordination & Independence
  • Time Keeping
  • Double Bass Drumming
  • Musicality & How To Play With a Band
  • All Snare Drum and Drum Set Styles

Why Should You Take Private Lessons?


Personalized Plan

With all the available learning options students have these days, it's easy to get sidetracked by every shortcut and hack you see on YouTube or TikTok. Without an organized, focused plan you'll invariably spend countless hours working on things that have no real impact on the goals you're trying to achieve.

Knowledgeable Feedback

Only by having immediate, hands-on feedback from an experienced player and teacher can you make the fullest and fastest improvement of which you are capable. Practicing is great. Practicing and having your progress monitored and evaluated by an accomplished musician is better!

Accountability

Accountability is the recognition and acknowledgment of our responsibilities, and being answerable for the outcomes of our actions, decisions, and mistakes. Will you practice appropriately and consistently on your own? Possibly. Are you more likely to do so knowing your progress will be reviewed on a regular basis. Almost definitely!

Student Reviews


 

"My teenage daughter has been taking lessons from Marty for 3 1/2 years. He is the perfect instructor for her. She likes that he teaches her about multiple aspects of drumming, including rudiments, reading music & playing along with songs. When he corrects her playing, he compliments her on the parts she did right & then challenges her to improve on her weaknesses. He's super patient. It's been great watching her skills develop. I highly recommend Marty as a drum teacher!"

Ruth W.

 

"My son loves lessons with Marty! Unlike his last teacher who only worked on the same exercises week after week, Marty keeps things fresh by doing hand exercises, book exercises, playing along with songs, playing back and forth on 2 drum sets, and Marty also plays guitar so sometimes they just "jam". He actually looks forward to lessons now and he's making great progress. Highly recommended!"

Carole J.

 

Marty,

Thank you so much for being such a great teacher. As a former teacher myself, I do appreciate it!

P.S. Your patience is truly impressive!

Bob M.

 

"Marty is a patient, competent and really knowledgeable teacher. My son has had a number of drum teachers in the past and Marty is his favorite by far! He has learned so much in a short period of time. We definitely recommend him!"

Tammy M.

 

"Marty is a great drummer himself and also has great rapport with my son - who is learning and developing skills by leaps and bounds with Marty!"

Rachel N.

 

"My children have been taking lessons with Marty for several years now. He's a great instructor and does an amazing job keeping them challenged but not overwhelmed."

Kim S.

Columbus Drum Academy Announcements


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Due to Popular Demand — Saturday Lessons Now Available!

Jan 2, 2023

I am now offering a limited number of Saturday morning and early afternoon in-studio lesson slots. These are filling very quickly so I encourage you to select a lesson package and contact me now to claim one of these coveted Saturday slots before they're filled!

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In-Studio and In-Home Lesson Options Available from Columbus Drum Academy
  • A limited number of 30min and/or 45min lessons at my home studio in Blacklick — with dual drumkits set up — are currently available. Click here for more info.
  • Lessons in your own home using your own drums are also available! All in-home lessons are 45 minutes in length and pricing is based in part on distance and my required travel time from Blacklick, OH. Click here for more info.

Drum lessons at my studio or in your own home. Conveniently located to the entire Columbus Metropolitan Area including:

  • Bexley
  • Blacklick
  • Columbus
  • Gahanna
  • Galena
  • Genoa Twp
  • Grandview Hts
  • Groveport
  • Johnstown
  • New Albany
  • Pataskala
  • Pickerington
  • Reynoldsburg
  • Westerville
  • Whitehall