Testimonials

“The drum tuning was great! The kit sounded phenomenal for the recording. I really appreciate the time you took to make sure that the kit sounded great.”
- John F. (Hamilton, NJ) Jan. 2013

"Thanks for your quick turnaround -- and great prices -- to repair my electronic drums. As I told you, one of the "big box" stores wanted a lot of money just to look at the drums, so I was thrilled when you told me your very affordable fee -- and you did the job in one day! You are truly a great resource for drummers in the area! Thanks again!"
- Rich B. (Atco, NJ) Aug. 2013

"Thank you so much, Gary.  You made my husband SO HAPPY... He's telling everyone about you and what you did for his drums!  He couldn't stop smiling yesterday."
- Cindy E. (drumming tuning client – Tabernacle, NJ) 2011

"I have had a couple drum teachers in the past and none compare to Gary.  The knowledge and musicianship that Gary shares is second to none. Gary keeps lessons interesting. Gary did not give up on me when I experienced frustration and roadblocks. Gary leverages all angles of learning to help the student overcome challenges.  Furthermore, Gary has a great ability to tune drums and will make any drum set sound great."  
2 Thumbs Up from me."

- Mike H. (student - Audubon Park, NJ) 2011

"I met Gary in 2007, since then I have known him to be a kind, supportive and positive member of the music/arts community.  He is an awesome drummer with a pocket that 'cuts like a knife'.  His extensive experience supports his ability to instruct, advise and perform on the drums.  Whether you want to improve your playing, fine tune your setup or create custom drums, Gary is an excellent resource for professionals and students alike."
- Josh Stark. (Drummer and Engineer at Blue Light Digital Sound)

"I want to take this opportunity to share my great experience with the Percussive Arts Center and Gary Jackere over the past few years and how he exceeded my expectations every time. Gary has done both tuning work for me on a number of kits as well as custom bearing edge work on a late 60's vintage fiberglass set of FIBES. Gary is a true craftsman when it comes to custom drum work and after his work I can tell you the FIBES set never ever sounded so good. Gary also has an amazing ear for tuning. His recommendations have always been right on when it comes to what heads would be best customized to the set.  There is not anyone I have ever met more persistent to get the sound right no matter how long it takes to tune a kit. I give Gary my highest recommendation."
- Bob D. (Wenonah, NJ) 2012