We provide music lessons in Fairfield County to musicians and students for virtually all instruments and voice.  Feel free to explore our website, and see why our students benefit from a more creative, nurturing, and practical experience, while enjoying the gift of music.

Your One Stop, Full Service - Music Learning Resource. 

Locally owned and operated. Service you'll love! 
Lessons for Drums, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Voice,
Flute, Trombone, Percussion, Keyboard,  Bass, Clarinet, Oboe, Viola,  Saxophone, Tuba, Trumpet, Bassoon, and Vibraphone.  

Conveniently located off Main Street, in Westport, Serving Southern Connecticut.  

Or Call Us Today: (203) 226-4142

Instructors: Staffed by a carefully selected group of  
caring, experienced instructors, some of the finest in the industry, please inquire. 

Lessons to match your experience and needs:
About Jim and Westport Music Lessons

Jim, the founder began taking drum lessons at age 12 and has been actively playing, teaching (and learning!) ever since. In 1994, He began teaching at Merritt Music of New Canaan CT. Demand grew rapidly, and soon a private music lessons facility was opened in Westport, where it is today and has expanded throughout southern Connecticut into Southport, Fairfield, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Redding, and New Canaan. While drums have always been Jim’s passion, the expansion clearly needed to include lessons for all instruments: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Cello, Violin, Flute, Bass, Trombone, Percussion, Clarinet, Oboe, Viola, Saxophone, Tuba, Trumpet, Bassoon, Keyboard, Voice and Vibraphone.
He still manages to maintain a roster of between 30-40 steady drum students per week with unmatched longevity and loyalty. (References are always available) 

"We must be the luckiest people ever." Jim explains: "To be able to share music ideas with these wonderful, interested and aspiring musicians. - Where can you find better company than that? It's a real privilege for us." 

Jim is a drummer who learned the basics from college professor Ray Alexander, who studied with Henry Adler, who is known as the premier drum teacher of the New York scene for the last 55 years. Mr. Adler is well known in the drumming industry as the teacher who was responsible for assisting musically and professionally - the greatest drummer of ALL times: the world famous - Buddy Rich. - The two collaborated on writing the classic and timeless drum method book "Buddy Rich's Snare Drum Rudiments", which is an integral part of Jim's drum staff’s curriculum. 

There is no substitute for the right fundamental foundation. You as the student will know that you have found the "main vein" of learning the music (and for our drummers) that you can trace your roots back to the great Mr. Buddy Rich himself... 

Beware of the lure of  "Rock Schools" as they fail to create real-world musicians. They are at best, a form of Karaoke, in our strongest opinion. 

Adding all instruments / music instruction to the mix was definitely the next step. Being aware of the needs of every music student, and having extensive connections in the music industry, Jim has assembled a staff of the right kind of pupil-oriented instructors able to teach beginners, novices, and experts. 

Are you are interested in guitar lessons? perhaps drum lessons? We have the finest cello instruction, piano lessons and violin program in the area. (Virtually all instruments.) 

Our staff intstructors can truly connect with a student at their level, and provide the focus, insight, and attention that makes music lessons have much deeper value and meaning. 

Just ask any of our students: They say it best by showing continued loyalty year after year. Some enjoying their musical studies here as long as 11 years!

By choosing Jim's Studio, you are getting it all. Real world playing experience carefully customized to be enjoyable based on your needs. Step by step, you will get all of the building blocks that the greatest musicians past and present have acknowledged spurred them on to succeeding with these exciting instruments. With us as your coach, you'll be guaranteed to have tons of fun, mixed with the right foundation for playing these unique, exhilarating instruments. We look forward to getting to know you! -Westport Music Lessons, -Jimmy Lane and Staff.

Beginner to Advanced Techniques: Learn all styles of music including: Jazz, Classical, Rock, Metal Fusion, R&B, Funk, Latin, Reggae,  Military-Marching Band, Orchestral.

Music Lesson for all ages: 4 to 99 years old. 

Please Fill out the 'Contact Info' form, or Call us today: (203) 226-4142 

Comfortable Studio, Optimum Learning Environment. 

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Please let us know what instrument you are most interested in. 
You may also want to tell us if you are a beginner, novice, advanced or a professional.
We will respond by Email unless you say "Call Me"  We will not junk mail you! Promise! 

Lessons to match your experience and needs:

We look forward to getting to know you! -Westport Performance Music Lessons, -Jimmy Lane and Staff.

Beginner to Advanced Techniques: Learn all styles of music including: Jazz, Classical, Rock, Metal Fusion, R&B, Funk, Latin, Reggae, Hand , Military-Marching Band, Orchestral /Mallet Percussion

Music Lesson for all ages: 4 to 99 years old. 

Please Fill out the 'Contact Us' form, or Call us today: (203) 226-4142 

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One of the things that distinguishes Westport Music Lessons from all the others, is our conservatory quality music instructors.  We have provided music lessons in Westport and South Western CT since 1993 to kids and adults of all ages and proficiency levels.  Our instructors are hired based upon their track of success, and ability to custom-tailor their educating approach for each student. 

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Drum Lessons and More with Jimmy Lane 

 Call or text me @ (203) 226-4142