My passion for teaching is evident in my students experiences. Check out what the parents are saying about me!

“Mike is a percussion instructor who understands the personality/learning styles of his students. He “gets” them. He uses this intuitive knowledge to encourage and inspire. He is patient, kind, and holds high expectations of his students. I trust him completely with my daughter’s drum lessons, which includes lessons on commitment, focus and sometimes working through lacking those! I highly recommend Mike as a percussion instructor.”
– Andrea N.

“My wife and I called Music and Arts in Bowie approximately 3 years ago looking for a music teacher for our 3 year old son. At that time he had been taking drum lessons since he was 2 and half years old, but we were very dissatisfied with his current drum teacher. When I spoke to a representative at the store, he immediately recommended Mr. Michael Gambone. When I talked to Mr. Gambone, he admitted that he had never worked with a student as young as my son, but was willing to give him a try. For the last 3 years, Mr. Gambone has been a blessing to our son and a pleasure to work with. Mr. Gambone immediately established a strong teacher/student relationship, where my son has come to enjoy learning from Mr. Gambone. My son is very excited and happy each week to work with Mr. Gambone and looks forward to his drum lessons. Mr. Gambone has immensely improved my son’s drumming skills and technique. At 6 years old, I never thought that my son would learn and could play songs, such as ‘Billy Jean’, ‘Cruise’, ‘Counting Stars’, ‘Just the Way You Are’, and others. Mr. Gambone is extremely patient, innovative in his technique, caring, respectful, and professional. I would recommend Mr. Michael Gambone as a music teacher to any parent for their child or to an adult for themselves. We are hoping that Mr. Gambone is our son’s drum teacher for many years to come and cannot see my son working with anyone else at this time.”
– Russell and Marisa M. White

We wanted our daughter to learn how to play the drums (the whole set), so we searched the Maryland area that we resided in for an instructor. Mike was available to discuss a time, date, and payment for drum lessons. We were automatically pleased with his passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge. Our daughter was eager and excited about the opportunity to learn from Mike. We moved to Georgia this year and our daughter had to audition for the band director to demonstrate what she had learned while taking private lessons over the past three years. Needless to say, the director was impressed with her skills and technique and found a position in the percussion section for her All thanks goes to Mike. If we were to move back to the Maryland area we would want Mike to continue his lessons with our daughter. Great instructor but even better mentor.

-Nathan Gregg