Ben Marino

Drummer | Percussionist | Educator | Producer

Ben’s teaching philosophy is simple:

He wants to HELP YOU become the drummer and musician that you were created to be.

Everyone’s musical journey looks different. There are an infinite amount of ways to get from point A to point B, and that’s why Ben works with each and every student on an individual basis to come up with a game plan that will best HELP YOU.

Want to learn how to read and write music or become a better sight-reader? Want to learn Snarky Puppy songs? Want to learn how to play more dynamically conscious in your church worship band when all you ever hear is “the drummer is too loud?” Want to know how to learn songs quickly for that gig you have next weekend that’s asking you to learn 30 country songs?

We CAN do it!

Now it’s YOUR TURN: What do YOU specifically want to learn?

Let Ben know in the “message” portion below.

With years of private teaching experience and a Music Education degree from Berklee College of Music, Ben models his teaching style after the many accomplished drummers and educators who once instructed him; most notably Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winner, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding), Mike Mangini (Dream Theater), Casey Scheuerell (Jean Luc Ponty, Chaka Khan), Jackie Santos (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Tavares), Steve Wilkes (Blue Man Group), Thierry Arpino (Jean Luc Ponty) and Tony "Thunder" Smith (Lou Reed, Jan Hammer), among others.




Northern NJ - Lessons can take place either at Ben's Private Studio (Bergen County) or in the comfort of your own home (travel costs will be added).

How Long? 

Lessons available at lengths of 30 min, 45 min, or 60 min, (possible 90 min).

How do I schedule a lesson? 

Fill out the contact form below!

Let Ben know of any specific areas you might feel need a little extra work.


The internet is an amazing thing!  Using SKYPE, Ben can communicate with students anywhere on the planet!  You simply need a SKYPE account, a PAYPAL account for payment, and to fill out the form below.

On Tour Lessons

If Ben is in your town/area on tour, fill out the contact form below for "On Tour" drum lessons!

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