Bob Masucci

Bob Masucci is a performing drummer and drum teacher from Roselle Park, New Jersey. He studied privately under various teachers including Ron Spagnardi from 1974-77, who then, owned a local music store, The Music Scene, on Broad street in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Ron Spagnardi is well known for creating the famed Modern Drummer Magazine and was a big influence on Bob and inspiration to become a teacher himself. Others were John Schlesinger of JS drum studio from 1977-80, in Maplewood, NJ.and attending Kean College, percussion studies were with Paul Price. Also, he studied with Joe Nevola of Big Beat Drum Studio in Neptune, NJ. Currently Bob teaches from his home studio in Roselle Park. He has been teaching drums since 1995. His teaching program focuses on developing reading skills as well as drumset and classical percussion techniques. Many of Bob's supplemental lesson sheets are available for downloading from his website.


Aldo Mazza

Founder & Artistic Director of KoSA Communications and the KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festivals Co-founder & Artistic Director of the KoSA Cuba Workshop and Festival Creator of KoSA Drum parties and corporate drum events.
Composer, Record Producer, Publisher and Editor
Director of Events Management Enterprise – KoSA Communications
Subject of many articles in major magazines, books and newspapers including McLeans, Percussive Arts Society, , Scena Musicale, the Montreal Gazette, Modern Drummer Magazine
Extensive 30 year touring and recording career
Active interest in global cultures and their interrelationships
Consultant to cultural entities
Involved member of Canada's artistic community
Recipient of several Canada Council & Conseil Des Arts et Lettres du Quebec Research grants Director of KoSA Communications and the KoSA International Percussion Workshops and Festival


Chris McCullough

 Having been playing for a total of 30 plus years, emotion is the word when describing what Chris McCullough brings to the table.  Playing drums from the tender age of 6 years old, Chris has honed his craft over the years to be as musical a drummer as he possibly can.  Whether playing with enough force to make the Earth shake, barely playing loud enough to register in the microphones, or playing everything in between, Chris puts his heart and soul into every note and every piece of music that he is asked to play.  And if you ask him, he’ll tell you, “I owe it all to the great teachers that I’ve had over the years."

Being an independent drummer has allowed Chris to play with and for a number of different artists, acts, and styles of music.  Currently, he divides his time between private teaching,  recording projects, playing for and arranging percussion for the world renown Livingston Parish Children’s Choir, playing as the full-time worship drummer for Florida Blvd. Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., and playing for various other local and regional acts after having toured regionally with Ampersand, a classic rock and roll tribute review show.  Most recently, Chris has enjoyed some time focused on teaching and being a part of a number of varied musical projects.   Chris proudly endorses Soultone Cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, the Kelly SHU, and GorillaEars in ear monitors.  He is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, the Professional Drum Teachers Guild, and Hudson Music’s Teacher Integration Program, and is honored to be mentioned in Dan Britt's Drumopedia drum method book for beginner drummers.  Drumopedia can be found on  If you don't have it... get it!


Jim Moore

The very sadly missed Alphonse Mouzon

Matt Murphy

Tony Miller

Efrain Martinez

Egg Harbor City, NJ
{609} 965~2067

Teaching privately in the Atlantic/Cape May counties areas of NJ
Jim offers private
instruction in your home.

With 30+ years teaching and 40+ years playing professionally,
much of what Jim presents has been personally developed over
the years and is eager to pass it along!

Instruction is offered for the Beginner to the Advanced.
With a Rudimental approach, Beginner to Intermediate students
the emphasis is on Rudiments,
Stick Control,
Limb Independence, & Reading.
As the student progresses various Grooves & Styles are introduced.
For the Advanced to Professional student, lessons are tailored to their needs or desires.

Many students are in their schools Concert, Jazz & Marching Bands.
Former students are now playing professionally.


Seb Maine

Jay Mercado
Red Wing, MN

current roster of 10 + students.Graduated Edison State 2002, Webster U, 2006
35 years drumming experience,
I have been teaching privately since 1995, I have studied with many great teachers, including Jay Bruno and Bill Moseman. I have also attended many workshops with the greats of Virgil Donati, Bun E. Carlos, Ed Shaughnessy and Dom Fomularo, to name a few.
I play:Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Remo Heads, DW Hardware and Purecussion accessories.
I also use Shure Microphones.
I have openings for new drummers, special needs, advanced drummers etc.
What makes my teaching paradigm unique is my ability to reach people of all ages, styles & abilities. I custom taylor my lessons to help student reach their individual goals. I routinely play bass and guitar with students to give them real-world experience .on the drums. In addition, students can select from over 3000 play-alog songs.
I love Professional drum teachers Guild because it keeps me connected to my colleagues around the world. It also maintains the integrity of our industry