Drum Lesson Instructors

Our drum teachers are highly-advanced drummers who gig professionally and have extensive experience in teaching all ages and levels. If you are contemplating lessons and want to make sure there is a great fit, we will gladly set up a private meeting with them before you sign up.

Contact us at 513-972-8203 or lessons@badgesdrumshop.com.


“Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set. For Walfredo Reyes, Jr., fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, Reyes has challenged the technical levels of our instrument. Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr. He married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time. Add blistering chops and a penchant for playing unusual patterns to the mix, and you have only a small idea of what this man can do.

Not surprisingly, this "one man percussion show" has gathered an impressive list of gigs over the years including touring and/or recording with Carlos Santana, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne, Celia Cruz, Gloria Estefan, David Lindley, Ricki Lee Jones, Richard Marx, Sergio Mendes, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Joe Sample, Boz Scaggs, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Johnny Hallyday, Khaled, Lindsey Buckingham, Chicago, and many others.

Because of his versatility, Walfredo is one of the most in demand musicians in the world today. He continues to expand his talents to recording, producing, composing, education, live performance and touring."'

Written by Rick Van Horn
Pricing is per lesson; call 513-972-8203 for information 


Nick Hach began playing drums at the age of 11. He has since devoted himself to learning about the art of drumming and received a bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance from Northern Kentucky University. 
Nick's playing is heavily influenced by jazz drummers such as Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, Mark Guiliana, Buddy Rich, and Nate Smith. He also pulls influence from drumline and drummers of other styles such as Chad Smith, Jojo Mayer, Tony Allen, and Steve Jordan. Nick is a founding member of the swing band Mickey James & The Queen City Crew and La Formula Big Band salsa band. Nick also plays freelance jazz gigs.  
Nick enjoys giving private lessons to about 30 students of different ages and levels. "For me, teaching music has become far more than a paycheck," says, Nick. "It is an incredibly rewarding experience."
$125 per month for weekly 30-minute lessons 


Todd Remmy's professional career spans over four decades. Todd has played countless gigs in a wide variety of settings and genres, from big band to blues to rock to polkas, in front of crowds small to thousands.
Todd has taught drumset - his specialty - for over ten years, working with students ages 5 to 60, from beginner to college prep and pros looking to improve some areas of their playing. 
Lessons with Todd are informative and based on real world playing experience shaping what he teaches...and FUN is guaranteed.

$120 per month for weekly 30-minute lessons 
$200 per month for weekly 60-minute lessons

Born the son of a drummer, Charlie has been playing drums and cymbals since he was a boy sitting on his father's lap, and taking piano lessons since the age of 7. Growing up fishing through his fathers record collection, he fell in love with everything from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix to Coltrane and Miles Davis and Billy Cobham. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Jazz Studies from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he studied with the great musical and philosophical mentors, Art Gore and John Von Ohlen.
Charlie has been teaching private lessons for 7 years and is a highly in-demand musician around the jazz scene in Cincinnati, who you might see playing with anyone from The Blue Wisp Big Band, Kathy Wade, Steve Schmidt, Marc Fields, or Dan Karlsberg, to rock groups such as Blossom Hall, Pocket or Mind the Goat. He also remains very active in and out of town with his bands: Daybreaker, On a Limb (set to release their second album summer 2020), and the Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet, who just released an album and had the fortune of playing at the Newport Jazz Festival in August, 2019.
$125 per month for weekly 30-minute lessons 
$200 per month for weekly 60-minute lessons

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