Aug 21

FREE DrumZ Lesson!!

Free DrumZ lesson…..first one is always FREE!!……(and a free pair of stix)

I am a Former Band Teacher, been teaching out of my house for years…..I have former students at East High, George Washington High, Hill and Morey Middle Schools, and many more. I have a couple dozen kids a DSA (Denver School of the Arts)

A BIG part of what I do is ascend students through the rigorous audition/application process for DSA. I currently have 17 students, 4-5 of them will audition in the fall of this year.
ALL of my students learn to read music, both drum/percussion and mallets/bells/piano music….as well as play the drum kit!!

I have several openings PLEASE contact ASAP to reserve a spot!!

I have a plethora of references available upon request

Apr 05

Drumming, drummin, and drumming some more…..

Drummin, Drummin……..

Kids playing like crazy, 4 new students, 3 kids 1 adult….. but ALL committed to drumming!!
have very few available spots for new drum students, check us out ASAP!!
Get in here and start on your own percussive path to a drumming future,
Drums, Drumz, Drums …..
*I don’t wanna work, I just wanna bang on the drum all day* ….wahoo!! :)

Feb 22


Drums, DrumZ, Drums, DrumZ, Drums …….
I love drums, I love teaching drums, I have the best students ever. I have 17 students a week taking lessons and am always looking for more. I have several openings available now….so contact Denver DrumZ ASAP to get started!!
check us out on facebook too

Jan 12

DSA (Denver School of the Arts) auditions…..

Every January there are 100’s of students auditioning for a spot at DSA.
I generally have 2-5 drum students auditioning for very sought after positions in the drum section. This year I have an 11 year old student that took 19 lessons in 60 days and literally learned how to read and play 5 bell scales, 4 snare drum rudiments, and read and play both a prepared bell piece and a prepared snare drum piece…. In ALL my years of teaching, Ive never EVER seen any thing like it.
This kid nailed it!! In 60 days!! I have witnessed an ethic and passion that is unprecedented in such a young man. He auditions today and I wish him the absolute best, I couldn’t be more proud of him.

I also have another 11 year old drummer that has aspired for 4 years to be a solid percussionist not just a drummer. He auditions Saturday and plays like a maniac, he has the most equal hands for a kid….again, couldn’t be prouder!!

Nov 19

Fund Raising for Kids

Welcome to Denver Drumz,

My name is JB Maroncelli, and I am Denver Drumz,
I have taught band to elementary school students for eight years at Teller Elementary in Congress Park, as well as being a Literacy Specialist at the school. I have served on or been part of the PTA, the CSC (budget committee), lead after school programs, and just generally mentored students in and out of the school. I remain a positive male role model in the community. I tutor kids privately and currently give private drum and other music/instrument lessons to more than twenty students a week out of my home also located in Congress Park. I lead a Jazz Band of exceptionally talented elementary school age students/musicians that play locally in the Congress Park and surrounding neighborhoods. This group is playing music at a level equivalent to middle school and high school bands. Directing these kids is my absolute favorite thing to do.

Most recently several fifth grade students that have been under my direct tutelage for 2-3 years have auditioned and been accepted into DSA, Denver School of the Arts, specifically, two drummers, a saxophonist, two clarinetists, an oboist, and a trombone player. This is an arduous task and an astute accomplishment among local Denver area students. Dozens of other former Teller students/musicians are still playing at a high levels at other area local middle and high schools; i.e., Morey Middle, Hill Middle, East High, and George Washington High School.

In this economic environment of budget cuts, position cuts, and so called “savings”, the arts: music, band, theater, art, and even PE, are generally the first programs eliminated and or have to fight for existence year after year. These programs are often seen as less valuable than others, and I can’t stand it!!
After years of repeatedly having to fight for my own position and the sincere persistence of Teller parents, I am looking to facilitate band camps and workshops to cultivate and grow Denver Drumz into a store front business This would *keep kids playing* and enable me to continue to teach and direct music with kids on many different levels. Denver DrumZ is an affordable alternative to the increasingly limited school programs, or lack of school programs, and expensive franchises like School of Rock, Guitar Center, and Rupp’s Drums. I intend to offer a Jazz Band Camp, a Rock Band Camp, a Drum & Bugle style syncopated Drum Line that could potentially lead to building a Marching Band that could march in local parades and such. All of these avenues are great exposure for the students and the *Arts* in general and have exceptional recording potential. Of which Denver DrumZ can and will also teach, facilitate, direct, promote, and produce.

Having played drums/percussion since the age of five, and taught on and off since the age of fifteen, I have gathered a plethora of musical experiences in many capacities over the years, from leading bands and orchestras to playing rock&roll jazz and a variety of other music styles. I have booked bands managed clubs and held open stages and auditions over several years. Along the way I have met some amazing people, friends and mentors that contributed to my own musical aspirations. I wish to continue to inspire and bring my knowledge and enthusiasm of music to the younger generation so that they may one day share their own love for music and teach another generation that same musical aspiration and joy……*keep kids playing*

I am looking to also build an instrument library, where a curious kid can come and check out a clarinet or a trumpet and take it home with some instructional materials and play with it for a week or so, just like a traditional library.
In order for all of this come to fruition I must raise money. I submitted a *kickstarter* campaign and was denied. My project was interpreted as trying to purchase a property and in reality I am trying to rent a property. Kickstarter will not fund a real estate project. I have appealed and was denied the appeal.
So I believe with the support of our Teller/Congress Park Community…..
The money will come, everyone tells me, “build it, they will come”…..

If you would like to make a donation in any amount please visit the Denver DrumZ website and participate, like us on facebook too……thanx!! for your support!!

Here is the link to the latest video of the kids Jazz Band playing in public.
Under the Umbrella

Nov 14

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anybody out there wanna help us get Denver DrumZ into a store front please please please please go the payment page and make a donation… is time!! Denver DrumZ has out grown my house!!….thanx big luv!!

Nov 09

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Here is a link to a video of the kids Jazz Band for your listening and viewing pleasure….
They are so good and absolutely luv to play…..

Apr 22

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Just waiting on *kickstarter* approval and Denver DrumZ will be flyin….how exciting, cant wait…..should only be a couple of days….Please stay tuned!!

Apr 20

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WOW!! what an amazing job the kids Jazz Band did today, they played their hearts out….They really love playing in front of people!! Great crowd thanx to everyone that turned out!!
I will get the video of the performance posted tonight or tomorrow….
keep watchin for kickstarter in the next couple of days…..
big luv!!

Apr 09


Wow what can happen in a year, Denver DrumZ has grow to more than twenty drum students out of my house as well as a Jazz Band made up of twenty five 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. They play music that is way beyond their grade level, check out video on the site.

It is time for Denver DrumZ to move into a store front, not only to continue to grow drum and music lessons for students but grow more than one Jazz Band and grow some Rock Band camps for all aged students. All the band parents where I teach have been after me for the past two summers to do a band camp of sorts and I believe the time is now. There is so much community support and comittment that I can hardly refuse. This school year nine of my students were accepted into DSA (Denver School of the Arts) an alternative middle and high school that focuses on the Fine Arts in every imaginable area.

Denver DrumZ will also retail, repair, and buy drums and percussion equipment for the general consumer as well as drum and percussion enthusiests. Denver desperately needs another retail drum outlet.

As well as persistent looming budget cuts in public education I am virtually always a breath away from a budget cut that will cost me my job, and I am so tired of that!!

Please look for our *kickstarter* campaign on line on It will launch around April 13th. You can participate in brining this project to fruition and allow kids an opportunity to continue growing through music. Like us on facebook

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