Ben Tufts

drums and percussion

Ben Tufts headshot with drum kit in backgroundBen Tufts has played over 1200 shows in the past eight years alone, with 100+ bands and artists, covering the entire continental U.S. 2021 marks Ben’s twenty-third year teaching drum set and percussion in the DC metro area. He maintains a private studio of approximately 50 students of all ages, while staying busy as a clinician and instructor for numerous middle and high schools in the region. A self-described musical omnivore, Tufts’s holistic approach to teaching has evolved directly from his 25+ years of wide-ranging experience performing and recording rock, metal, punk, jazz, classical, latin, folk and theatre. Ben also has experience with electric bass, composition, music theory tutoring, arranging for strings and horns, events management and studio production.