Jim Mansfield is a NYS certified music educator who teaches lessons in drums, percussion, and piano.  He has instructed thousands of students for over 15 years in clinics, private lessons, and in band and music classes in public and private schools throughout New York City and Long Island.  His education and teaching experiences have helped him shape a philosophy which is, first and foremost, to impart a love for playing music.  All ages and levels are always welcome.  Though all lessons are tailored to the specific goals of the individual, many students choose from the following fields of study:

Learning various styles of music including rock, jazz, latin, hip-hop, funk, orchestral, marching band, and much more.

NYSSMA preparation

College Auditions

Chart Reading





For more information, please email or call 631 375-5137


Education Links

slam Nation - What Teachers Make

How Playing an INSTRUMENT Benefits the Brain

How Many Hours should I Practice?

Talent Myth

Recording Drums w/ 2 mics

La Monte Young’s advice for musicians

Creative Thinking

John Cleese on Creativity

Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Education

The Value of Music Education


National Association for Music Education