Kelly Production Arts, LLC

Kelly Production Arts, LLC

5.0 (5)
18 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching drums, percussion & guitar since the mid 90's in private lessons, public schools, drum camps, music stores, and clinic events.  I am a member of the PAS society.

I love to help students achieve their "ah ha" moments, that moment where they "get it"!

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Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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5 Reviews


  • Jeffrey Brayne

    Steve is an expert in every sense and well-versed in all aspects of music and recording. He’s a wealth of knowledge, respectful and reliable.

  • Joe Bergamini

    Steve a top pro at all he does, from playing to sound design to teaching. Highly recommended!

  • Ricky Joyce

    When it comes to teaching or audio production Steve employs a professional work ethic that is unmatched. His attention to detail when teaching any musical concept or audio setup he creates is backed by his love for what he does and his willingness to please his clients. I’m glad to have been taught by Steve and to have work side by side with him. I highly recommend him if you are serious about drum lessons, guitar lessons, music theory, composition, audio set ups, recording, engineering, and production!!

  • John Fav

    Their professionalism

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1st is to have a short interview to evaluate what level they are at, establish goals, then write a game plan for them to follow per week, month, etc.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have studied with numerous world class educators such as Dom Famularo, Joe Bergamini, Zoro, and many more.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$35 per 1- weekly 30 min lesson based on a 3 month commitment, paid monthly or a 1-year commitment, paid monthly, at the rate of $30 per lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I was encouraged by my mentors to start teaching, and with their guidance, I've enjoy giving back to my students for almost 30 years!

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ranges and challanges, from as young as 7 years old, to 70. I have worked with students with learning disabilities, physical challanges from birth or accidents.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My father worked in car resoration and one thing he taught me was "plastic and paint make it what it ain't!"

Someone may be extremely impressive in their musical performance, but can do they posses the skills to teach, especially the fundementals.

I would recommend to students/parents, to make their decision based on the quality you desire, and then look at prices. I encourage you to look beyond the surface.

Someone may be an excellent player, but in spite of their talents on their instrument, they may not be an excellent educator. 

The skill set to evaluate someone's ability, create a game plan, and be able to demonstrate and share techniques to someone else so that they can learn, is a very different skill set than playing the instrument. Not every great player is a great teacher.