LESSONS

About the Lesson Rooms

We offer two lesson rooms, designed to be a comfortable atmosphere for practice and teaching. The rooms are equipped with two drum kits with cymbals. Also available for use are timpani (28" & 25").

The lesson rooms are available to rent for private practice as well at $15/hr. Please 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.

 

CHARLIE OAKES (email:  cjoakes26@gmail.com )

Charlie Oakes grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and he moved to Portland, Oregon in 2019 to pursue an undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark College. He has been playing drums for over 15 years, and has studied music with some of Portland’s finest jazz musicians, including Charlie Dogget, Alan Jones, and Dan Balmer. Charlie currently drums with multiple artists, bands and musical projects throughout the Portland area, playing sold-out shows in styles such as jazz, funk, metal, and folk. Some of the artists and projects that Charlie plays with include: Johnny Franco, Mr. Beautiful, and Jakki and the Pink Smudge. Charlie is excited to share his joy and passion for drumming with others! 

 

BENJAMIN TYLER (email:  benjamintylerdrums@gmail.com )

Benjamin Tyler has been playing and studying music since he was very young. After high school he toured extensively in various working bands and taught percussion classes in his home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Eventually he received a scholarship to study jazz performance at Arizona State University, where he studied under Chuck Marohnic (pianist for jazz drummer Buddy Rich). After college Ben again returned to touring and recording, this time performing his own compositions and leading various bands. 

In 2007 Benjamin relocated to Portland and quickly became immersed in the local music scene playing in numerous projects around the Northwest. These days you will find Benjamin teaching music theory at Portland Community College, as well as maintaining a busy schedule of composing and performing music and contributing to many other musical acts including drumming for Small Million and Ghost Feet. Ben is passionate about music, teaching and continuing to pass on his love of music, groove and rhythm. For more information you can visit his website bentylerdrums.com

 

SEVE SHELDON (email: sevesheldon@gmail.com )

 

Seve Sheldon grew up here in SW Portland and Beaverton. He started playing drums at the age of 10 and quickly fell in love with it. He has been heavily involved in the local punk and indie music scenes for the last 20 years. Seve has recorded on many records and has extensively toured North America and Europe. His current projects include Public Eye, and Acid Wash. Past projects include Wild Ones, Autistic Youth, Self Abuse, and Haute Couture (Paris). He toured the US playing drums for Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers. He freakin loves paradiddles. For more information you can visit his website drumlessons.sevesheldon.com

 

TYSON STUBELEK (email:  tysondrums@gmail.com )

Portland native, Tyson Stubelek, began playing music at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, also a drummer. During his youth, Tyson quickly became involved in the local music scene, playing in a number of symphonies and ensembles. Upon meeting and hearing Elvin Jones play live, Tyson, at age
twelve, began to focus intently on being a jazz musician, studying with Portland drum gurus Alan Jones and Mel Brown, to whom he attributes much of his musical understanding.

Tyson moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2005 after rounding out his undergraduate studies at Portland State University, completing a triple major (BM, BS, BS), and continued on with 4 years of graduate level
pursuits (MM, GD) at the New England Conservatory, where he studied intently with many of the world’s finest musicians including: Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart, and Bob Moses. In 2009 Tyson moved to New York City where he continued to work and live as a
professional for 4 years.

Tyson has over 2 decades of teaching experience in schools, colleges and privately. He has toured internationally across Canada, the UK, the United States, and has performed with numerous prominent
musicians including: Danilo Perez, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Lynch, Joe Locke, Don Byron, Clay Jenkins, Chuck Isreals, Julian Lage, David Friesen, Glen Moore, Todd Sickafoose, Devin Philips, Shook
Twins, Tony Furtado, Anna Tivel, George Colligan, and Darrell Grant.

In 2013, Tyson returned home to Portland where he performs in a variety of stylistically diverse projects and teaches regularly, both privately, at the University of Portland, and formerly at George Fox University. He remains entirely dedicated to learning new things, bettering himself as a person and
musician, and passing on positivity through music community.

 

MATT MAYHALL (email:  mattmayhall@gmail.com )

 

Matt Mayhall is a percussionist, composer, session musician and educator. 

In addition to playing in West Coast bands led by Jeff Parker and Chris Speed, he's worked with many world-renowned players including Brad Shepik, David Binney, Eyvind Kang, Anthony Wilson, Adam Benjamin, Ralph Alessi, Dan Rosenboom, Eric Revis and Tim Lefebvre.

He's toured with The Both (a power-pop trio with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), with Aimee Mann in support of her GRAMMY-winning album Mental Illness, and with folk singer Dar Williams. He starred alongside Fred Armisen and Bill Hader in the IFC series Documentary Now! as a member of the Blue Jean Committee. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He also spent several years in Josh Haden’s alt-country/slow-core band Spain. He appears alongside the Haden Triplets on Spain’s The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session, as well as alongside Petra Haden and Charlie Haden - in his last recording session before his passing in 2014 - on Sargent Place.

He holds an MFA in Jazz Studies from California Institute Of The Arts (Cal Arts), where he studied drums with Joe La Barbera, improvisation with Charlie Haden and Wadada Leo Smith, and West African drumming with Alfred Ladzekpo. He has been a guest artist and instructor at Cal Arts, University of Southern California, Metropolitan State University Denver, Willamette University, and University of Nevada Reno. He has served on the faculty at Musicians Institute, Fresno State, and University of Nevada Reno.

 

BRIAN GARDINER (email:  bgardine@gmail.com )

Brian Gardiner is a versatile performer, having performed throughout the U.S.A. and Canada with professional orchestras, rock bands, dance and choral groups, and chamber ensembles. He has appeared on stage with such notable acts as The Who, Andrea Bocelli, Nas, David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Doug Martsch (Built to Spill), Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Johnny Mathis, The Indigo Girls, and Béla Flek.

He can be heard with the bands The Black Doors and Federale, as well as with the Portland Percussion Group. As an active session player he can be heard in films, television, and commercials. He’s a percussionist with the Portland Opera and the Oregon Coast Music Festival, and the Principal Percussionist of the Portland Choir & Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the Oregon Symphony, the Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Portland Columbia Symphony, and the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. He also performed on three of the Oregon Symphony’s Grammy-nominated recordings, Music for a Time of War, Spirit of the American Range, and Aspects of America.

As an educator, he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Portland, Reed College, and at Portland Community College. Brian has taught percussion camps and master classes across the United States, and is an invited clinician at public schools and universities. Brian received the degree of Doctor of Music in Percussion Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the guidance of Professors John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, and Steve Houghton. He also studied with retired Indiana University professors Anthony Cirone and Gerald Carlyss. 

Brian Gardiner endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.

 

MAXWELL CLARK (email: maxwellwclark@gmail.com )

Maxwell Clark is a multi-instrumentalist, born and raised in Portland, OR who specializes in teaching drums, bass and guitar. A graduate from PDX School of Rock, he has been playing music for 15 years and teaching students of all ages for the past 6 years. Max has produced and performed in many shows in the Portland area, as well as traveled on tour with bands across the U.S., Australia and Europe. His musical inspirations range from Alternative Rock to Jazz to Punk Rock to Soul, just to name a few. In his free time, Max likes riding bicycles, building instruments out of junk and is always learning new songs to inspire and challenge himself musically. Email him for more info!

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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 are equipped with a pair of 12/14/20 drum kits with snares and cymbal packages.