What do my students have to say?

I wanted to surprise my spouse with drum lessons for his birthday last December. Suffice it to say, one year later, and my spouse is still taking lessons from Jon! He has been an excellent teacher, very accommodating with schedules, pricing and catering the lesson plan with what will work. The only bad thing is how to “top” this present this year…Thank you Jon! – Crystal D

This was a surprise gift for my fiance to check off her “bucket list” to learn to play the bongos. After doing some research, I found Jon and we are extremely happy that we did. He did a great job of quickly accessing my fiance’s ability on the bongos in an interactive way, and then modifying the lesson. She was so excited after the lesson that she was playing her bongos all the way home, and signed up for more lessons with Jon. We highly recommend Jon! – Stan E

Jon knows his stuff…really professional. He is helping my son understand music as well as the drums. – Bill B

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

My son really enjoys the drum lessons taught by Jon. He got a lot of extra stuff (not in the book) to practice. As a high schooler with a lot of homework, he will find whatever slot available to practice drums. I think Jon really inspired him to be a good drummer and his level of confidence has also increased a lot. – Camille L

Jon is a great drum teacher for my 12 yr old son. He knows how to balance being fun but firm. Jon is knowledgeable not just musically but also with his teaching skills. Jon is young, current and brings his life/music experiences to the table. His ability to relate to my son keeps him interested and motivated. Jon has provided a wide array of experiences to my son ranging from fundamentals to pieces for school band try-outs to jam sessions with other kids/instruments. It is nice b/c Jon can come to our house or my son can go to his studio for lessons. We really feel lucky to have found a great drum teacher for our son. I highly recommend Jon Ardito. – Nicole D

Jon is kind, tenacious, and very accommodating. I suspect I am one of his more challenging students–impatient, overly-serious, and sensitive–but he navigates these emotional pitfalls seamlessly. He’s a fine teacher with a lot of skill. – Sylvia D

Jon taught my 13 yr. old son drumming for about a year and a half. My son loved taking drum lessons with Jon. Jon is an extremely talented musician himself and I think a highly qualified and fun drum instructor. I like that he works with each drumming student at that student’s individual level from beginner -on. My son was a beginner so he even offered to help him with audition material for a try out if my son wanted to be in his school’s marching band. I also like that Jon is flexible with your lesson scheduling and always does his best to fit someone in for a missed lesson. Jon is arduous about learning drumming technique and practicing after your lessons, but he is also patient. He is creative, enthusiastic and seems to want every drumming student to do well. I highly recommend Jon if you have a desire to learn the skill of drumming. – Carol S

Jon is a very personable and competent teacher. Each lesson is tailored to developing my desires and weaknesses around the kit. His studio is set up with a sound system and 2 drum kits so he can demonstrate techniques and you can play along with him. He is very patient but also demanding. He truly desires to see you succeed. – Paul C

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