Connecticut Drum Lessons with Donny Fortin
Connecticut Drum Lessons & Percussion Lessons
Don is graduate from CCSU with a degree in Philosophy and with a Concentration in Music, and later attended Berklee College of Music where he majored in Performance as a Drumset Principal.
Don has studied the drumset and percussion with many instructors, including:
Casey Scheuerrell (Jean Luc Ponty)
James Haddad (Dave Lieberman)
John Ramsey (Jazz Messengers)
Dave Dicenso (Hiromi)
Tom Melito (Jerry Bergonzi)
Frank Giguere (Street Temperature)
Victor Mendoza (Papquito D’Rivera)
Connie Coughlan (U.S. Coast Guard Band)
and Donny was also one of JC Music’s first drum students over 15 years ago when Don studied with JC Caillouette himself.
Don presently teaches many students at JC Music, performs jazz with The Brian Cyr Project and multi-genre cover music with Baltic Avenue. He recently performed as a drumset artist for Laurie Katherine Carlsson (Seattle) and Maggie Kim. Don has performed raggae with Marvin and the Sunrays and jazz with the Carl Knox Trio, Hail Bop Jazz Quartet and performed with punksters Mute.