Thank you for your interest in music lessons at Boston Drum Center!  We welcome all ages, styles, and abilities.

While we specialize in drums and percussion, we also offer quality, affordable instruction in piano, guitar, bass, and more; many of our instructors are proficient on more than one instrument.  We can accommodate individuals and groups, and even provide students with an ensemble experience.


Our in-house lesson rooms contain:

*two fully equipped drum kits per room;
*hand percussion;
*Roland digital piano;
*electric guitar and bass;
*acoustic guitar;
*Musser rosewood xylophone;
*PA system; and
*recording equipment.

We maintain a comfortable waiting area in the shop for parents or significant others.  We offer free wifi internet access.  If you prefer, certain instructors will travel to your home for lessons.


Students receive a 10% discount on books, videos, sheet music, accessories, and other lesson materials.  Also, students may attend special events such as recitals and master classes hosted at the shop.


Lessons currently start at $30.00 per 30 minutes; 45- and 60-minute lessons are also available.  Students may attend weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly.  Fees are payable on a weekly or monthly basis.  We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

To get started, please call us at (978) 263-7618 or send us an email.


Ariel Bernstein

Ariel Bernstein is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music for over 20 years.  He teaches drumset, percussion, piano, and guitar.

As a student of Jim Tiller, the Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Tympanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Ariel earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Percussion for Performance at the State University of New York, Geneseo.  He then built a performance repertoire of great classical works from Bach to Xenakis.

Fluent in many styles of music on both drumset and percussion, Ariel is in high demand on the Boston music scene.  His diverse experience leads to success with students of all ages and levels.


Matt "Pie" Beaulieu

Matt "Pie" Beaulieu is an international touring and recording drummer.  Having taught at Berklee College of Music, Boston Latin Academy, North Shore Community College, and at his home studio for the past 15 years, he has educated hobbyists and aspiring professionals alike.

A lifelong student of music, Pie received his Bachelor of Music in Drumset Performance from Berklee College of Music, and continues to study in his spare time.

For more information, please visit his website:



Adam Clark

Photo and bio coming soon.


J.L. Claybourne

John (J.L.) Claybourne works as a freelance drummer and music educator throughout Greater Boston.  He has performed at over 160 venues and recording studios along the East Coast and taught well over 500 students.

J.L. received his Bachelor of Music in Drumset Performance from Berklee College of Music.  Prior to that, he played in the prestigious Lexington (MA) High School music program and its award-winning LHS Jazz Combo, and the Johnson C. Smith Funk Phi Mob drumline.  He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS).

J.L. has led clinics at Drummers United, high schools from Massachusetts to New Jersey, and the Connecticut Drummers Association, where he served as the Educational Program Coordinator and Curriculum Writer for two years.  He has also served as an adjudicator for the International Association of Jazz Educators (IJAE) in Connecticut and Guitar Center's National "Drum Off" competition.

J.L. has studied with Alan Dawson, Kenwood Dennard, Steve Wilkes, Dave Cowan, and the current Chair of Berklee's Percussion Department, John Ramsay.


Jerome Deupree

Jerome Deupree has been playing drums for more than 40 years and has played professionally since 1975.  Although mostly self-taught, he has studied with Bob Gullotti and attended many drum clinics and workshops.

Jerome was a founding member of both The Either Orchestra and Morphine. He has also recorded and/or toured with Joe Morris, Orchestra Morphine, Bourbon Princess, Merrie Amsterberg, and many others.  For more information, please visit his website:



Sai Ghose

Sai Ghose, jazz pianist, educator, composer, and drummer, has over 25 years teaching experience, with a M.Ed. from Lesley University. He has performed at some of the more notable jazz clubs in the country including Yoshis in Oakland, Scullers in Cambridge, The Knitting Factory in NYC, and Nighttown in Cleveland. He has recorded four CDs for Summit Records and received a Mass Cultural Council grant for his compositions.

For more information, please visit his website: