ACE DRUMS - Southwest Florida’s #1 Drum Shop your neighborhood music store
Lessons and Instruction click any photo for a larger version
We also stock full lines of drum sets, single drums and accessories.
We have some of the most experienced and successful teachers in Florida. Here are a few of our teaching staff credentials:
Ken Giunta (Drums and Percussion): Over 20 years as a drum teacher for all styles and abilities Continuing his 30+ years of public performance Expert at both musical and technical aspects of drumming Currently performing with The Boogiemen (FL)
2541 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte Florida 33952 (941) 979-5457 (Near corner of Southbound Route 41 and Midway Blvd.)
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Jud Carper (Guitar - Acoustic, Electric and Bass) Jud has been teaching guitar for many years and is experienced with musical styles ranging from pop to metal. Jud’s philsophy is to match the students’ requirements from reading music to playing particular songs. Jud also has extensive experience using amplifiers and pedals to tailor the guitar’s sounds and has been a valuable resource to Ace Drums customers who are looking for a new presentation and musical voice.
Bill McCarthy (Drums and Percussion) A veteran of the New York live and studio scene, Bill brings experience to each student in a creative and fun way. All styles and ages are welcome. Bill is also a composer and builds drum and percussion tracks for others using Internet. A writer can send him a partially- completed song and Bill will record various tracks and add them for review and approval. Wow!
Peter has played professionally for many years. His experience includes performing at large rooms and clubs all over the USA. Peter is able to teach all levels and all ages.
Peter LaBadia - Piano & Keyboards
Don Mayer - Guitar/Bass/Drums/Banjo
Don began playing guitar at age 13. He has been playing professionally since he graduated from high school. After Touring and recording with several bands Don’s focus us on teaching and helping students achieve their goals.
Yaya Diamond - Vocal Instruction Yaya Diamond comes from an enriched musical family of Multi-Platinum and Grammy award winners. She has opened, as a solo act and member of The Crashers, an SW Florida Premier band, for various artists such as Mary Mary, appearing on TV programs BET and the Word Network, multiple times, Aaron Neville, The Former Ladies of The Supremes, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Here comes the Mummies, Rare Earth, and many more! Her writing and vocal skills have even commanded the attention of the Grammy Board, getting her 8 Grammy Nominations for collaboration with Walter “Clyde” Orange of “The Commodores” and child activist Craig Deanto, and a collaboration with former Lead Singer of the group Inner Circle, Carlton Coffie, “Everything will be Alright”. Currently performing with Yaya Diamond & The Dream Chasers