Drum Lessons

The Lesson Room is equipped with two side-by-side drum sets for hands-on learning. For families of younger students we also provide a comfortable Family Lounge. 

 Lessons begin January 2, 2019 

Want to learn to play the drums, improve your technique, advance as a drummer, or prepare for auditions?

Badges Drum Shop is pleased to offer private lessons for drummers of all ages and levels from beginner to professional in a range of styles including rock, jazz, R&B, and more. 

Weekly half-hour or full-hour lessons with outstanding drum professionals are available by the month.

A word about drum lessons from owner Charlie Andrews:
My purpose in offering lessons at Badges Drum Shop is to share with our community the gift of learning how to drum. Having benefitted greatly as a student from the personal growth, relationships, and musical experiences that resulted from my training, I believe it important to provide the community a learning environment. Read more here


Nick Hach

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

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


Send an email with the following information to lessons@badgesdrumshop.com and we will contact you to set up a recurring weekly lesson time:

  • Your name and phone number
  • Student's name if different from above
  • Preferred lesson time (view open lesson times on the calendar below)
  • Age, playing history, level, etc. - any information that helps your instructor prepare for a great first lesson



  • $25 one-time Registration Fee payable to Badges Drum Shop prior to first lesson to reserve your spot
  • Monthly Lesson Fee: payable to teacher (cash or check only) at first lesson of each month 
 View lesson handbook 
Note: payment of your one-time Registration Fee serves as your acceptance of the policies contained in this handbook.