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Mon-Fri: 10-7

1875 State St

Sat: 10-5:30

Schenectady, NY

Sun: 12-4



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The Drome Sound Lesson Program has been in existence and serving the tri-city area for over three decades. Our newly remodeled teaching facility is now conveniently located at the same address as our store, 1875 State Street, Schenectady, NY.

Drome Sound offers lessons in drums, percussion, guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, violin, banjo and more.

Our instructors provide study in a variety of different styles; from the heaviest of Metal to the subtle nuance of Classical and Jazz, we can accommodate virtually any level of proficiency a student may possess.

Our teachers are also professional musicians, some performing all over the world. Their experience in teaching, education and performance spans decades.

We are proud to have on our staff:

Ed Munger {Guitar} - Renowned classical guitarist and head guitar instructor for over 25 years. Ed has Studied & Performed with some of the premier players of our time

Ray Jung {Bass}–  Ray was  trained at Berklee College in Boston. Popular area bassist who has played and studied with a virtual who’s who of the music industry.  Taught at National Guitar Workshop seminars. Adjunct Faculty at Union College. Involved in worship ministry at Calvary Tabernacle.

Jason Bittner  {Drums}– Grammy Nominated Drummer for the band Shadows Fall. One of the hottest Drummer in the world and voted #1 in Modern Drummer in the "Up and Coming" category in 2004 and in 2005 for "Best Recorded Performance.

Justin Godlewski {Woodwinds} - Bachelor's degree in music education from the college of St. Rose, principle saxophonist of the college’s wind ensemble for four semesters as well as a member of the jazz ensemble where he was given the opportunity to solo for jazz great Billy Taylor. Justin has studied with Paul Evoskevich at St. Rose, Paul Couch and had the privilege of a lesson with Bob Mintzer. Additionally, Justin also serves as the current director of the Rotterdam Town Jazz Band and woodwind director with the Mohonasen Marching Band.

Lindsay Coons {Woodwinds/Brass} - received Bachelor's degree in music education from Hartwick College and a Masters degree in music education from the College of St. Rose. Lindsay has been teaching music at a local public school for 6 years both at the elementary and middle school level and has been teaching private lessons at all levels for the last 3 years.

Pam Reynolds {Piano & Organ} – since age 11 has performed as a church organist and has since become 1 of the areas top church directors. A Graduate of Schenectady Community College. Passion & knowledge for various musical styles has made her one of our most sought  after teachers.

Jim Mattrazzo {Guitar} - or "Shredder Jim" has been playing and teaching guitar for over the past 20 years both as a soloist, (classical guitar) and in several bands ranging in style from top 40, to heavy metal/shred. Jim has studied at Berklee College of Music, classical guitar with Ray Andrews ( SCCC ) and Joel Brown (Skidmore College) and Flamenco guitar with Dennis Koster at American Institute of Guitar in Manhattan. Jim teaches multiple styles, but specializes in Rock, Metal, and Shred.

Dan Bobeck {Percussion} - has been performing behind the drum kit for over 30 years. He has worked with many of the best local musicians and bands over the years and shared the stage with many national acts primarily on the east coast of the U.S. Pop, Rock, Reggae, Latin, Funk, Fusion, are some of the many styles he has covered over the years. Dan studied music theory and percussion at Fredonia state university.

Mike Smith {Drums} - has been playing drums for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Bishop Maginn High School and Siena College, and has studied under big band drummers George Page, Phillip Foote, and Music Professor Peter Haley. Mike was the drum instructor for years at The Only Guitar Shop in Clifton Park NY before coming to Drome Sound. Mike is also the drum salesman at Drome Sound, a position he previously held at Mars Music and The Only Guitar Shop.Mike has performed and recorded with many bands over the years and received radio airplay with the original band “LIVIN' EDGE”, and currently tours with the hard rock band “BRITISH STEEL”.

Mike Morgan {Guitar} -  Specializes in Rock, Blues, and R & B. Mike has 30 Years of Professional Performance Experience and 20 Years of teaching experience.

Paul Quigley {Guitar} - Received a Bachelor of music and a Masters from the Manhattan school of music. 20 years or teaching students from the age of 5 to 70, with musical  styles from rock to classical. Paul performs currently in Nite Train and High Voltage Horns.

Jake Hackel {Guitar}
8/30/12 - We would like to take this opportunity to thank Jake for his tireless efforts and dedication to his students while part of the teaching staff here at Drome Sound. We wish Jake lots of luck and success in his move to New York City.

Keith Warren {Guitar} - Received Artist Award from Berklee College of Music and a bachelor in Music from College of St. Rose. Keith has had a relaxed and enjoyable approach to teaching music since 1969.

More bios to come!