LESSONS

About the Lesson Room

Revival Drum Shop offers a spacious lesson room offset from the main shop, designed to be a comfortable atmosphere for practice and teaching. The room is equipped with two matching drum kits, each with professional cymbal packs.

Looking to brush up on some rudiments or just jam for awhile? The lesson room is available to rent for private practice at $10/hr, 7 days a week from 11am until 7pm. Please check availability on the Google Calendar below and call (503) 719-6533 to reserve a time!

 

 

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About Our Teachers

We're honored to host world-class teachers for both beginning and seasoned students of all ages. Interested in booking lessons? Please contact each teacher individually for rates and scheduling.


LISA SCHONBERG (email: drummer.schonberg@gmail.com )

Lisa Schonberg is an artist and musician from Staten Island, NY who loves play double stroke rolls. She has been teaching for over 15 years, and started drumming when she was nine.  Lisa is the author of The DIY Guide To Drums, and is the Northwest correspondent for Tom Tom Magazine, a magazine all about female drummers.  Lisa is also interested in soundscapes, acoustic ecology and insects.  Her current projects include her percussion and noise ensemble Secret Drum Band, HITS, and STLS.  Lisa has worked with Nadia Buyse, Tara Jane ONeil, Mira, Tuneyards, The Need, Cloud Eye Control, Tender Forever, and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down;  past bands include Explode Into Colors and Kickball.

 

TIM LEITCH (email: spitstix@mac.com )

Tim "Spit Stix" Leitch was born in Los Angeles into a musical family.  Both his parents and all his siblings played and performed.  At eight, Tim chose drums and began to play Bosa and Jazz.  At twelve, he began tutoring with Marine Drum & Bugle Corp instructor Don Clark, and speed drummer Deane Hagen (son of film/tv composer Earle Hagen).  By seventeen, he had studied jazz icons Joe Pass and Art Pepper, and performed with Ralph Humphries and Don Ellis.  Later he joined seminal hardcore LA punk band FEAR.  He also performed with avant-garde singer Nina Hagen, Lydia Lunch, John Belushi, LA African Beat Kwashi, and Dick Dale to name a few.  Tim plays regularly with his band Nasalrod.

 

BRIAN GARDINER (email:  bgardine@gmail.com )

Brian Gardiner has played drum set with rock bands, jazz groups, and symphony orchestras. He can currently be heard with spaghetti western band Federale and country band Brush Prairie. Brian holds percussion positions with the Portland Opera as well as the Vancouver (Washington) Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with the Oregon Symphony.

Brian is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Marylhurst University, Portland Community College, Warner Pacific College, and Concordia University. He earned a Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2011. For more information please go to Brian's website .

 

SARA LUND (email:  saralund@gmail.com )

Sara Lund has been playing drums and exploring rhythm since age 11. Best known for her work as drummer for the Olympia, WA trio Unwound (1992-2002), Lund’s versatile drumming style has been described as “unconventional, inventive and original,” “ terrifyingly rigid or spacious and loose." More recent musical collaborations include Hungry Ghost (2007-present), The Corin Tucker Band (2009-2012), Impulsive Machinations/Conformity Contortions (2013-present), and as a member of the percussion ensemble Secret Drum Band (2013-present).  Sara also holds a masters degree in Library Science from the University of Washington and BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Plus she has a little boy. 

 

MEL BROWN (email:  melbrowndrummer@comcast.net )

Mel Brown is one of the most active, influential, and respected artists in the area jazz scene since the 1970s, Brown’s roots are in Portland’s historic jazz district that flourished along Williams Avenue in the 1940s and 1950s. Just as he was brought into jazz as a teenager, he helps train and nurture later generations of musicians. Brown is a master of the hard bop style, associated with drummer and bandleader Art Blakey, as well as straight-ahead bebop and soul jazz styles.

Brown’s accomplishments transcend local fame. He was part of the Motown Records’ stable of sidemen in the 1960s and early 1970s. He also was a member of the touring band for former Supremes lead singer Diana Ross, Martha and the Vandellas, and The Temptations. But the stage named for him at Jimmy Mak’s, a Portland nightclub, testifies to Brown’s definitive status in his hometown.

 

FOREST CARTER (email:  fcarter505@gmail.com )

Forest Carter was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, and began taking drum lessons at
he age of 12 under the local jazz master John Trentacosta. After high school Forest
went to Lewis and Clark College where he pursued a BA in percussion performance.
While at Lewis and Clark College Forest Studied under Dan Balmer, Brett Paschell,
and independently with Portland’s own Alan Jones. Since college Forest has taught
independently, played in a wide range of projects including Pocket, Giraffe Dodgers,
and Far Out West (which is his current project) as well as backing an array of local
singer songwriters. Forest loves all kinds of drumming styles and finds inspiration
from many different players and artists across genre lines.

 

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Revival Lesson Room Master Schedule

Looking to rent one of our two lesson rooms for a student of your own or for private practice? Please check availability on the Google Calendar below and call (503) 719-6533 to reserve a time. Both rooms (Large Room F and Small Room G) are equipped with a pair of 12/14/20 drum kits with snares and cymbal packages.