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Drum Lessons

If you are considering taking drum lessons Music Royale has you covered. With six professional drum instructors, including two former drum professors at Ohio State University we offer something for everyone. Our large drum studios are outfitted with two drum sets, one for the student and one for the instructor as well as practice pads and a bell kit. All of our classes are one on one and the curriculum is customized to each studentís interests and abilities. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced drummer, we can help you reach your goals. Our instructors teach rock, jazz, blues, funk, latin and most other types of drumming. Many drum students have a hard time finding performance opportunities which is why Music Royale offers recitals, open mics nights and our very popular Rock School program to all our students. We believe that music is meant to be shared.


At Music Royale, we understand that life happens outside of music, which is why lessons are scheduled from month to month. Our rates are very competitive and there are no long term contracts to sign, so, if something comes up, you are not obligated to continue. We believe that anyone with a passion for music should have an opportunity to play, including students with physical disabilities or special needs.


Music Royale is a proudly independent music store owned and operated by local, professional musicians. We are located in Powell, Ohio at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road, just minutes from Columbus, Lewis Center, Worthington, Dublin and Delaware. We are easy to find and have plenty of parking. Please check out the bios and videos of our drum instructors below.


Max Button

Maxwell Button was born in Tenafly, a suburb of New York City in the northeastern corner of New Jersey. He began piano lessons at the age of six but switched to drum lessons before long. When he was 13, Maxwell's family moved to Akron, Ohio. Fortunately he had plenty of practice space in his parents' garage. It was here that Maxwell spent much of his free time in junior high and high school. He played in the high school marching band and jazz band as well as several garage bands. During this time Maxwell also studied privately with two Akron based drum teachers.


After high school he attended Otterbein College on an audition-based scholarship. After two years Maxwell auditioned for the pop/rock band The Big Creak and was asked to join in August of 2000. He left Otterbein to play and tour with the Big Creak. After the Big Creak disbanded in 2004, Maxwell decided to go back to school and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Jazz Performance degree in 2007. Currently, he is involved in many different projects, including The Jazz Crackers, Brett Burleson Trio, The Moonbats, Men of Leisure and plays mainly freelance gigs as well as leading his own group. Maxwell teaches all styles on the drum set and is an active musician in the Columbus scene.




Jim Curlis

Jim Curlis has been playing drums since the age of 10. After attending Ohio State University, where he won awards playing with The OSU Jazz Ensemble, Jim went on to teach jazz at Capital University for three years. He then returned to The OSU Music Department, where he taught percussion technique for 13 years. Mr. Curlis has a broad range of musical experience, performing in symphonies and for rodeos. He was a member of Columbus Jazz Orchestra for 8 years, performed with Kenley Players Theater, and with such entertainers as Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Joan Rivers, Perry Como, and Michele Legrande, and such jazz notables as Tom Scott, Bill Waltrous, Joe Williams, and the Brecker Brothers.


Jim teaches all styles of the drum set, as well as rudimental snare drum, concert snare drum, and mallet percussion.



Seth Daily

Seth Daily has been playing percussion since he was five years when he played snare drum with a community orchestra. Seth also studied percussion at Music Royale and participated in Music Royale's very first Rock School session. Seth went on to graduate from Capital University in 2012 with a degree in Jazz Studies, Professionally, Seth has performed with the likes of Roger Hines, Bobby Shew, Mark Colby, Byron Stripling, Sunny Wilkinson as well as being contracted as a musician for CATCO musicals, and he has recorded music for several albums. In addition to playing and recording, Seth has also composed music for big bands, video games, and small ensembles. He currently plays with 6 local bands, and is regularly called for jazz gigs. Seth has taught all over Ohio, with marching bands, elementary schools, and various music camps.




Larz Raymond

Larz is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where he specialized in drums and percussion, with continued education at Berklee College of Music and Capital University. Larz began playing at age 5 and began performing professionally at age 14. He played snare drum in the Lancaster High School marching band where he also performed in symphonic band, percussion ensemble, jazz band and pep band.


His recordings with a variety of bands and artists over the years have been released on indie, major and local labels in addition to self-releases. Other recording sessions include commercials and jingles for clients such as Ross Laboratories, C.O.S.I., and ESPN2, as well as studio work with Los Angeles platinum engineer/producer John Henning. Throughout his performance career, Larz has played across the United States in Alaska, Chicago, New York, Nashville, New Orleans, Hollywood, and here in Ohio at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He currently maintains an active local performance career in the Central Ohio area. Larz enjoys teaching beginners to advanced students in all styles and of all ages and has been doing so professionally for the past 20 years.



Will Ong
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