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Drum Lessons

David G. Ferris
Drum Set & Mallet Percussion

David G. Ferris is a 22 year old Drummer, Percussionist, Composer and Producer from CT. He recently graduated from Hofstra University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Business. David has 12 years of experience as both a drummer and percussionist playing in orchestras, Jazz bands, percussion ensembles, concert bands and musical Pits. David specializes in a variety of different genres and styles including Jazz, rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Classical, and Latin.


Daryl Belcher
Drum Set & Mallet Percussion

Daryl's musical foundation has been fostered by combining multiple disciplines in the arts including: piano, percussion, improvisational acting, composition, steel pan, electronic music, and drum kit. He is a passionate artist that strives to find common ground among all disciplines. Teaching since 2014, Daryl has studied pedagogy for piano, percussion, and drum kit. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music from the University of Akron and the University of Hartford, respectively.

As a teacher, he is currently a guest artist at various schools in Winsted and Simsbury and teaches privately in Middletown, West Hartford, East Hartford and Plainville. All private lessons are catered to the students’ interests and needs, with special attention given to developing and using the students imagination.

“The most important thing you can do as a teacher is adapt your lessons to the learning style of each individual student. Discipline will always be important, but if you can make the inherent challenges of learning music fun, you can teach anyone anything they want to learn. Then you’re not only inspiring good musicians, but good humans.”

As a performer, Daryl has played drum kit and/or percussion in dozens of pit orchestras. His freelance work has taken him to China and Iceland as well as playing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and subbing on Broadway. Daryl has worked in a variety of other disciplines throughout the U.S. including: original experimental and rock bands, collegiate steel bands, traditional Ghanaian, Cuban and Brazilian ensembles, and jazz vocal/instrumental ensembles. He currently serves as a modern dance accompanist, where he improvises music for technique classes on piano and percussion. In his free time, Daryl continues to practice and is learning to build and tune steel pans.

Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson
Drum Set

Robert 'Hutch' Hutchinson took his first drum lesson at age 7 and started his first rock band at 16 years old. Hutch studied at the Faunt School of Creative Music in Studio City, California from 1997-2000, and has been teaching professionally for over 12 years. Hutch studied with Ozzie Osgood for over 5 years, then with Jim Rozzelle at The Hartt School (University of Hartford) and finally with Tom Mendola at the Faunt School. Hutch is currently studying under master Afro-Cuban percussionist Idalberto Perdomo.

Hutch was a member of several notable bands, including Elysian Field (1972-1973), Whisper (1978-1979) and Holding Pattern (founded in 1979). Hutch recorded an LP with Holding Pattern that was sold in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and Japan, and in 2006 he performed in Tokyo, Japan with the group.


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Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.