Wood & Weather Drum Academy is the premier drum school of Western Massachusetts. We offer lessons covering the full gamut of drumming, from drum set and percussion to recording and beat making. In-person and remote lessons offered. All ages and experience welcome.

Get started

Schedule a free trial lesson! Send us a message at lessons@woodandweatherdrumshop.com or call us at 413-478-4367.

Lesson Rooms

Two lessons rooms outfitted with drum sets, xylophone, vibraphone, timpani, recording equipment and a whole lot of percussion.


Lesson Room 1Lesson Room 2

Our teachers

Music lessons are not one size fits all. Our teachers craft a unique lesson plan for each student, setting goals in line with their musical interests while building off the fundamentals to ensure a well-rounded musical vocabulary.

We are growing and adding more teachers soon!


colin jalbert


Colin Jalbert is a drummer, electronic musician and educator from Western Massachusetts. After starting out on pots and pans at age 5, Colin went on to study with Clark Seibold and later with Dr. Peter Coutsouridis at Westfield State University. With a decade of private and classroom teaching experience, his approach draws from the rich tradition of the drumset and the younger lineage of electronic music production. Colin has toured and performed with Kat Wright, Eric Krasno, Amos Lee, Mammal Dap, Ryan Hommel, Beau Sasser, Sun Parade, Gokh-Bi System, Sweetback Sisters and many others.



$30 per lesson

4 Lessons

$120 billed monthly


$60 per lesson

4 Lessons

$240 billed monthly

Lessons are held weekly at a day and time agreed upon by you and your instructor. Masks are required for in-shop lessons. HEPA air purifiers provided in lesson rooms.

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