Gear You Can Use During Lessons


This is the drum kit that students use during lessons. This five-piece (counting just the drums) is one of the most common setups for drum kits. This is a Gretsch Catalina Club, with some extra drums and pieces that come and go depending on musical requirements.

Next to the Gretsch kit, we have a five-piece Ludwig Breakbeats kit. Students are welcome to play this kit as well. Having two drums kits next to each other during lessons is ideal for demonstrating techniques and playing together.

Acoustic Guitar

This is a full-size Yamaha F335 steel string acoustic guitar that students are welcome to try out and/or play during lessons. It's a beginner model (inexpensive) and cost about $165. But it plays well and sounds good. If you try it out and find it's too big, you might be more comfortable with a 3/4 size or smaller guitar. I painted this one black.

Electric Guitar

Students are also welcome to try this State Of The Art electric guitar. It's an inexpensive guitar I bought in the '80s. I've modified the neck and body, painted it and replaced many of the components over the years.

Bass Guitar

I also teach bass guitar lessons. Students can use this bass during lessons if they'd like to try it before buying one, or if they'd rather not haul theirs to lessons.