All StrumClub instructors are professional musicians with years of experience and a passion for teaching. They create a positive, engaging learning environment that supports, motivates, and inspires students to advance their skills and develop a lifelong love of music.
Drums, guitar, piano, vocals, bass, and more!
Drew Bastian is an accomplished musician and educator with deep musical roots, spanning across a range of instruments including drums, guitar, piano, vocals, and bass. His musical journey began under the tutelage of his grandfather, a clinician for the Zildjian cymbal company and a professor at Mansfield University. Drew further honed his skills at Penn State, embracing a wide spectrum of ensembles from philharmonic orchestras to the iconic Blue Band.
His versatility as a musician led him to the theatre world, where he showcased his talent in national and international tours such as HAIR and A Charlie Brown Christmas, and graced stages alongside Broadway luminaries including Daveed Diggs, Bernadette Peters, and the original cast of HAIRSPRAY. In the contemporary music scene, he has played with a range of bands from pop cover groups to original punk outfits, performing at esteemed venues and festivals like The Gramercy Theater, Rough Trade, CMJ, and SXSW.
Believing in the unifying power of music, Drew states, “I know nothing that can connect people like music can. It’s like folding a map and bringing all of us together. I think Shakespeare, as usual, has it right. If music be the food of love, play on!”
His teaching approach combines his vast experience and enthusiasm, ensuring every student gets a holistic and tailored learning experience. Drew is excited to bring his multifaceted expertise to students, helping them unlock their full musical potential.
Book a free trial lesson with Drew today!