Pro Percussion Drum Lessons With Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy has been playing drums for over seventeen years. His music Education background includes studies at Chamberlain High School graduating with Music Honors and Berklee College of Music. Joe's private studies were under Gary Chafee, Bob Gollotti, Gil Graham, Dom Famularo, Kenny Aronoff, Lee Venters and Joe Porcaro.
During his career as a drummer, Joe has enjoyed playing all styles of drumming. He has been involved with local and regional live performances such as Drivin' Blind, Wildheart, Monster Ago-go, Ouch, The Bob Thompson Band, Grin, Mother Wit, House of Joy and currently with Dana Kamide Band, Motel Funk and Joe's original project Star Baby.

Through the years, Joe has developed a wealth of knowledge about drumming and drumming techniques. He enjoys Teaching all styles of music such as rock, jazz, Latin, and funk. He also enjoys teaching all levels from beginners, intermediate, and professionals.

Joe's Studio History:
Morrisound (TAMPA)
Progressive (TAMPA)
London (TAMPA)
Greenhouse FX (TAMPA)
Audio Lab (TAMPA)
Trax (TAMPA)
Deezill (Tampa)
Newbury Sound (Boston)
Bay Sound (Boston)
Silver Cloud (LA)
Mastre Studio (Cinn., OH)
Wurtzler Studios (Tampa)
Full Sail (Orlando)

Joe recorded a full length CD in LA at the Silver Cloud Studios with Star Baby. The CD is being produced by Dito Godwin, who helped such acts as - No Doubt, Kiss, Peter Criss, Motley Crue, Warrant, and Great White. Jerry Martini of Sly and the Family Stone, will be providing funky horns on the CD.

To learn more about lessons or to schedule lessons Call Joe (813) 390-0304
or the studio at (813) 876-4919

Current students may correspond with Joe (about anything OTHER THAN SCHEDULING) by e-mailing him at
To reschedule a lesson you must get in touch with Joe at (813)390-0304

• Many levels taught, beginners welcome!
• In store half and one hour slots available
• Get an understanding of today's different musical styles
• Gain reading and rudimental skills
• Learn in our new "State of the Art" studio!

A.J.'s Drum School information with Instructional Book Suggestions Click Here, Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy Click Here

Click Here to see Joe in Modern Drummer!

Joe Murphy Audio Selections
The following MP3 Tracks from a 3 song sample disc submitted for the EAT-M conference brought elements of funk, pop, and R&B. The tracks were reviewed with high marks (thus getting Starbaby a great slot at the EAT-M Conference).

Listen to MP3 Track 1 | Listen to MP3 Track 2 | Listen to MP3 Track 3

More Starbaby Mp3's: Take What the Music Gives You | About You for Me

This Track, a nice blend of Fusion & Funk, from the STEM CD STEM MP3 Track

Get more information on STARBABY at their website

Joe Murphy Picture Galleries
See the images from the PAS show with Dom Fumalaro

Video from PAS show at USF (coming soon)

Check out some of Joe's pics from recent gigs with some of his bands. (coming soon)

Check out Joe's Lick of the Month and Featured Article of the Month (coming soon)

The Lessons program is sponsored by Aquarian Heads & Pacific Drums.
Joe promotes Paiste Cymbals and is endorsed by Aquarian Heads.


Joe with Felix Pastorius and Eliot Cohn while rehearsing for their CD being recorded at Tampa's Audio Lab studios