Wood & Weather

Drum Academy

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. All ages and experience welcome.

Masks are required. HEPA air purifiers provided in lesson rooms.

Schedule your first lesson with no commitment.



Lesson Rooms

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

room 1 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.


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 Minute Lessons

$140 / month

4 Lessons

$35 per lesson

60 Minute Lessons

$280 / month

4 Lessons

$70 per lesson

Lessons are held weekly at a day and time agreed upon by you and your instructor.

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