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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 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!

Columbus Drum Academy Announcements

Coming Soon!

Progressive Rock & Pop Independence For Drums
A Step-By-Step Guide to Building Basic Drumset Coordination

Developed over my 40+ years of playing and teaching, 'Progressive Rock & Pop Independence For Drums' is an introductory method for new drummers enabling them to quickly and easily develop the coordination and independence skills necessary to become a successful drummer.

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