Jim Ryan, The Drum Instructor


My name is Jim Ryan, and I play the drums.

A best selling author with Mel Bay Publications and Hal Leonard Corporation, Jim has published five drum instruction books and more than 30 snare drum solos all available worldwide. Over the last 30 years, Jim has toured and recorded with numerous bands throughout the United States. Jim was voted the best drummer in St. Louis for 4 consecutive years in Spotlight Magazine's reader poll. Jim is the featured drummer on on 3 CD's with Morgantown and Buffalo Bob and The Bedroom Blues Band which were also voted "Best Blues Band" and "Best Original Band" in St. Louis. Jim currently teaches, records, and plays drums for Whiskey Anthem (www.whiskeyanthem.com).

what I offer

Drum Instruction and Private Lessons

I teach others how to play the drums at all levels and at all ages. I have been playing the drums for over 40 years, and am confident we can take your playing to the next level. Check out the Lessons page.

Drummer for Hire

I am a professional player, and I can play in your band too.

Record Drum Tracks

If you wish to record your playing or need drum tracks for your next album, I can handle that as well. I have a professional home studio at my disposal.