Mike Marble Drummer

Mike is a performer, teacher and session drummer who has been obsessed with the drums since age eight.

For Hire

Need a drummer for live performances?

Mike does his homework! He will learn your songs and do his best to make you forget he’s not your regular drummer.

Need drum tracks for your recordings? Mike will travel to the studio where you're tracking (within reason, geographically speaking), or if that's not feasible, will "fly in" great drum tracks from his studio for very affordable rates.

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Mike has taught drums privately for over twenty-eight years.

If you reside in or around Fairfield County, Connecticut, Mike will travel to you! He’ll help you get your groove on — in your own home — on your own drums.

Mike’s latest teaching endeavor is online. His drum lessons teach you how to become a fully expressive drummer. Get instant access online and learn at your own pace. You can view lessons on your phone, tablet or computer.

Online Drum Lessons


Mike's first teacher, when he was 11, was Chuck Murphy of Fairfield, CT. In his twenties, he had the honor of studying with master teacher Gary Chester. In addition to being one of the busiest studio drummers in New York City from the late 1950’s to the late 1970's, Gary wrote the revolutionary drum instruction text "The New Breed". Gary changed the way Mike approached playing and teaching the drums in a most profound way.

Mike also studied at Indiana University, as well as with Ed Soph (faculty at North Texas State University School of Music), and with Afro-Cuban drumming great, Frankie Malabe.

Mike has played in more bands than he can remember and has done countless recording sessions. He has toured throughout the United States and Europe for various bands/clients.

Mike has been published in Modern Drummer magazine and is known as “Mike The Rock” for good reason! His time and groove are rock-solid! His smile is non-stop. And his enthusiasm and obvious love of performing are contagious to fellow bandmates and fans alike—who anxiously await the “big finish tunes” when Mike gets seriously airborne from his drum seat!

Mike's Gigs

Wednesday, February 19, Matt Rae Trio, Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope, NJ 7pm

Saturday, February 22, Bookends Band, Brewski's, 3718 East Tremont Ave, The Bronx

Friday, February 28, Bookends Quartet, DaVino's Speakeasy Room, Hastings-On-Hudson NY, 9 PM Peace