Private Drum Lessons

- Located in Pensacola, Florida -

Customized to your needs - For all skill levels, ages 6 & up

Over 35 Years Of Drumming Experience

I have enjoyed a very active career playing with other musicians, which has given me diversity in playing hard rock, blues, funk, soft rock, praise & worship and country music.  

Though I specialize in rock drumming, I also have over 30 years of experience playing in churches, covering many different styles of praise and worship music.  


 Currently I am drumming for White Tie Rock Ensemble, reproducing, note-for-note, the music of iconic bands from the 60s, 70s & 80s - Including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, Van Halen, Styx, Journey, Foreigner, The Beatles, Steely Dan, The Who & Lynyrd Skynyrd, just to name a few.

Personalized Lessons

Lessons are offered in 30 or 60 minute sessions and are completely customized to your goals and needs! Whether you want to begin a journey on the drums or just play along with your favorite song, I can help you get there!

All Skill Levels - Ages 6+

Never touched a drumstick? Been playing for years? No matter your level of experience, I can help you reach your drumming goals!

Adults and children are welcomed, starting at age 6.

Convenient Location

Located in the heart of East Hill, the location is perfect for anyone in Pensacola, Pace, Gulf Breeze or Cantonment, FL.

In-home lessons are also a possibility.

Contact Me

I'd love to talk with you about reaching your goals on the drums.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Jonathan Clark   (Musician, White Tie Rock Ensemble)

"As a life long musician and bass player, having someone like Dondi as a drummer is a dream come true. Not only is he a great musician but he is a fantastic person. Anyone would be lucky to have him work with your young musician!"

Bryan Ost   (Worship Pastor, Generation Church)

"I can’t say enough good about Dondi as a drummer AND as a person. I’ve played with many drummers over the years and BY FAR Dondi is the best I’ve had the privilege of playing with! Ridiculously talented, professional, humble, faithful, adaptable, friendly...all you could want in a drummer and a teacher! I highly recommend him for anybody: beginner, intermediate, professional...he’ll take you to the next level!"

Lisa Glover  (Worship Leader)

"I have served with Dondi on our church worship team for over 6 years and cannot say enough about the musician, teacher and friend he is! Leading worship with Dondi on the drums gives the entire band confidence and direction musically. One of his many strengths is helping "drive" the band, and keep the direction the leader has for the songs in sight. Dondi's years of experience and skill are a HUGE asset to any team or band, and his ability to coach other drummers and help guide them as they on board the team speak highly of his character.

If you have a desire to learn to play the drums, or to take your skill to the next level, there is no doubt you will meet your goals with Dondi as your instructor!"