drums lessons

I am excited to announce that I will be offering drum lesson at every one of the stops on Satsang’s “We Are Strong” fall tour this coming October and November 2019.

I welcome everyone from first-timers to advanced students and my lessons cover a broad range of topics — technique, meter and groove, rudimental development, playing with a band, practice strategies, essential styles, world music influence and more!

Please contact me for availability at or using the form below. See all available dates here.

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Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist and song writer Ben Teters was born into a family of musicians and began honing his skills as a drummer at the age of seven, forming his first band at 15. Ben is a 2012 graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied with Kenwood Dennard, Mike Mangini and Mark Walker. Since moving to New York City, he has been active on the NYC scene and maintained a busy touring schedule. His versatility, rock solid groove, and free flowing incorporation of Afro-Latin rhythms into contemporary music has led Ben to a host of musical collaborations, regularly writing, performing, recording and touring with some of the finest artists from New York and beyond. These include Satsang, Sidney Mills (Steel Pulse), electric blues artist Seth Walker, America’s Got Talent finalist Cas Haley, legendary bass player Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Grammy Award winner Chris Berry, award winning dance troupe Dorrance Dance, Tubby Love, Afrobeat jazz group The Brighton Beat, and many others

Ben is a founding member of Brooklyn reggae outfit SUNDUB. Their debut album “Burden of Love” was released in June 2019. Listen to “Burden of Love” here.

Ben also leads his own group, Palmslap, as drummer and lead vocalist, offering original compositions that blend funk grooves with Afro-Latin rhythms, Reggae and jazz.

Ben is available for touring, teaching, and recording, including remote recording sessions from his home studio in New York City.







Ben is available for touring, teaching/skype lessons, and recording, including remote recording sessions from his home studio in New York City.

phone: 845.633.3733


social media: @bentetersdrums