Upbeat Percussion

Professional Drum Lessons

Custom lesson plans, writing, arranging and professional recording


 The studio is a fully finished 25’x30’ recording/rehearsal space.  Included are two Gretsch drum kits side-by-side.

Paul’s kit is a mid 1990’s custom Gretsch:

  • 22” x 18” kick
  • 10” x 10” and 12” x 10” rack toms
  • 16” x 16” floor tom
  • 14” x 6.5” Pearl free floating maple snare drum
  • Cymbals are Zildjian A Custom Series

The tour/studio kit is a Gretsch Catalina Ash:
  • 22” x 18” kick
  • 8” x7” and 10” x 8” rack toms
  • 12” x 10” and 14” x 14” floor toms
  • 14” x 5” snare
  • Cymbals are Zildjian and Sabian

Also used with the kits:

  • 1970’s era 14” x 5” Tama snare drum
  • 1980’s era 14” x 5” Ludwig Supraphonic snare drum

Additional Latin and percussion instruments are used for recording and teaching.   

Some of the recording gear used:

  • 32 track Mackie mixer
  • Alesis HD24 analog to digital recorder
  • Roland VS1680 portable recording board
  • EMU e6400 sampler
  • Roland Juno-106 keyboard
  • Alesis monitor one’s
  • Hobart M. Cable baby grand piano

When designing the studio we wanted to create a warm inviting atmosphere, where drums sound great and students want to learn.  The space is open and roomy for all to enjoy without compromising the one-on-one attention to detail used for private instruction.