Drum Lessons with Jon

My background as a University of the Arts trained musician and 20 years of experience are dedicated towards improving the abilities of aspiring drummers. Students enjoy the benefits of a lesson plan custom tailored to their goals and interests. First time playing? Revisiting your musical passion? Experienced but need a bigger challenge? Look no further… Let me know how I can help you. Drum lessons are taught at my home studio in Fishtown. Our rates are:

$30 – 30 minutes
$55 – 1 hour
$80 – 1.5 hours

Common areas of focus:

Drum Beats / Drum Fills 

Hand-Foot Coordination

Technique Development

Stick Control

Tempo / Speed


Reading Music

Styles (rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, latin, fusion, reggae, metal, and more…)

Students will learn how to strengthen their practice routine, eliminate bad habits, play like their favorite drummers, and ultimately develop more confidence around the drum set.

Those who are interested can also take advantage of opportunities to jam with other musicians and record in a professional music studio.


Jon Ardito is an outstanding teacher! My son started a year ago and I noticed a cosmic change in his skill at the drum set and his views about them. He is a fun and very talented teacher. If you are searching for a drum teacher, I highly recommend Jon Ardito.Shuo T

I have been working with Jon for over a year, starting as a novice drummer interested in learning to play. It has been such a pleasure to have him as a teacher and I have improved my skills and knowledge of drumming significantly. He is very accommodating to your individual goals and desires. Jon is an extremely talented musician as well as a teacher. He has shown me many helpful exercises to target and incorporate the development of various skills. Jon is encouraging yet patient. Overall, lessons are always fun and motivating, I highly recommend Jon Ardito for any student!Jacquelyn G

I have been taking drum lessons with Jon for about 4 months now and they’ve been nothing short of outstanding. He has a very laid back teaching style tailored to the individual, making the lessons both enjoyable and beneficial. The thing that sets Jon apart from other instructors is that he doesn’t just teach the drums, he teaches music. Everything we’ve done, from simple hand technique exercises to complex coordination exercises, has been approached with musicality in mind. Because of this I’ve grown in both my technical ability and, more importantly, as a musician. Matt F

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