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Interested in learning to play drums?

Drum lessons are once a week for 30 minutes. You can pay $75 Per Month or $20 for an individual lesson. Don teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday by appointment. The lessons take place at 1112 Garrison Ave. in Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Garrison Music - upstairs)

All Drum Pads & Drums are Furnished!

Lessons include:

  • Learning to read music

  • Learning to count

  • Understanding the Do’s & Don't's of playing in live situations

  • Rudiments – Stick Control & Proper Technique

  • View Results


*SKYPE lessons available!

About Don

Don attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ar as a music major. He has played in various cover bands; ‘Bajer’ to ‘Exit 5′ thru the late 1980’s. He then toured professionally with the country rock band ‘Grayghost‘ from 1987 thru 1991. After that he played with local cover bands in and around the Fort Smith area. Don played with ‘Larry Bedell’ thru 2009 and also was with Carrie Underwood from 1998 thru November of 2004. Don is currently performing with American Icon Shows, featuring Doug Allen Nash.


15+ Years of Teaching
30+ Years of Drumming

Gordon Manley - NHS

Aaron Durham - NHS

Rick Endel - VBHS

Mark Ball - Ft Smith Public Schools

Drum Rentals
Gretsch 5 piece Renown Maple
  • Gibraltar Hardware
  • Sabian Cymbals
Yamaha Maple Custom 7 piece
  • Yamaha Hardware
  • Sabian Cymbals
Ludwig Classic Maple Kit​, USA
  • Ludwig Hardware
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • DW, Gretsch, Ludwig, Yamaha, OCP
*limited number of mics for rent​
Contact Don Martin for pricing and availability 
  • Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute
  • Yamaha Hardware
  • Yamaha DTX12
  • Vic Firth Drum Sticks
  • Ludwig Classic Maple Kit, USA
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Shure Mics
  • Sennheiser Mics
  • Evans Drum Heads
  • Buttkicker Sonic Shaker
  • Westone in-ears
  • Porter & Davies BC2 Monitor
Drum Maintenance
  • Drum Tuning​​
  • Head Changing
  • Lubing & Cleaing
Contact Don Martin for info and rates. Don works with a number of churches and other events across the region.

Video by Brayden Smith

(479) - 883 - 5760
*available for studio work*

Gearing up for a Great Year of Lessons in 2024!! If Santa Brought Drums, You Know Where to Come!!

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