Jefferson St. Music Studio

JSMS offers lessons on numerous instruments, group lessons in a variety of styles, band rehearsal space, and recording facilities. JSMS also hosts shows.

Welcome to the Jefferson St. Music Studio! JSMS is directed by Benjamin Fowler, snare drummer and fearless leader of the Jefferson St. Parade Band. The Jefferson St. Music Studio offers private lessons taught by active members of Bloomington's creative and talented musical community. Teachers offer lessons on brass and woodwind instruments, strings, drums, keyboard, voice, music theory, and the re

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Forever Fest S1:E3

Chef Allison Lindsey, Carpenter and Clerk, Chris Wolf, Hillbillies and Guitars Roadshow, John Gilmore, Orbit Room Promo, Phree, Rick Nagy, Salem Willard, The Hammer and The Hatchet and Derick Howard


Forever Fest S1:E3

Chef Allison Lindsey, Carpenter and Clerk, Chris Wolf, Hillbillies and Guitars Roadshow, John Gilmore, Orbit Room Promo, Phree, Rick Nagy, Salem Willard, The Hammer and The Hatchet and Derick Howard


Had wonderful drum and dance classes by Ivory Coast drummer Dr. Djo Bi tonight. Thanks to all who made it happen, and those who attended! (photo cr. Nichole Alspaugh Williams) 10/26/2019

Robert Stevens Sax Lessons — Jefferson St. Music Studio
Glad to have Robert Stevens on staff at JSMS! He teaches all saxes, and delves into theory, improv and composition with his students. Also available for recording work. Mr. Stevens teaches saxophone fundamentals, improv, theory and composition. He is a senior at IU Jacobs School of Music, studying Jazz Sax and Composition. At IU Robert Studies with Walter Smith III.


JSMS had a great time tracking Otto and the Moaners, with help from PictureLuck Media on camera and Spence Taylor on lights!


Stefan and Fowler - Red Clay- (F. Hubbard) @ JSMS Student Recital

JSMS is glad to announce our Spring Recital on Sunday May 20, 2-6pm! Here's Stefan and Fowler playing Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard), from our most recent recital, to get you revved for the occasion!

Stefan and Fowler jam on Freddie Hubbard's Red Clay at the Winter 2017 Student Recital at Jefferson St. Music Studio (Bloomington, Indiana).


Come Together (The Beatles) // Zane
Zane on the drums, Come Together by The Beatles, back at December's JSMS Student Recital!

Zane performs Come Together (The Beatles) with Jefferson St. Music Studio teacher Ben Fowler at our 2017 Winter Recital — visit us at


Consultation w/Tubby, Jefferson St. Parade Band Here's a new twist on JSPB, gearing up for Mardi Gras tour 2/8 til 2/14!

JSPB Drumset Edition with a live take of the title track from their second album; Touring for MARDI GRAS 2018: 2/8 Fond Object (downtown) Nashville TN. 2/10 ...


21 Guns (Green Day) // The Ancients

JSMS Had such an inspiring Recital back in December: Here's student group THE ANCIENTS with Green Day's 21 Guns, for your enjoyment!

The Ancients perform Green Day's 21 guns at Jefferson St. Music Studio's Winter '17 recital -- they take group lessons from Ben Fowler at the studio . Visit ...


blackbear - anxiety ft. FRND - Drum Cover

Joe Heise taped Brandon Mitchell here the other night, good work!

Subscribe for more videos like these soon! Drum cover of anxiety by blackbear ft. FRND. Produced, mixed, and filmed all by Joseph Heise at Jefferson St Music... 11/11/2017


Proud to have Eileen Hogan on the teaching team here at JSMS. Her teacher page has just hit the website! One of my main objectives as a teacher is to enable my students to teach themselves. With literacy of music notation, theory, and technique comes the ability to understand music on a deeper level and the independence to learn to play almost anything.


BTown Jazz

Jefferson St. Parade Band will be performing at B'Town Jazz Fest this coming Saturday 8/19, at about 10pm. Closing out the night! Learn more here: Free! All Ages! Noon to 11pm!

To promote and preserve jazz as America's unique art form through affordably-priced jazz events and free public educational activities including lectures, concerts, sponsorships of student artists, and programming for public school students.


Bonfire Blues (SINGLE) by Kacie Swierk

Hosting Bonfire Blues this fine Rainy Saturday! Doors at 8:30, music at 9. Kacie Swierk w/Brother Sponge, Aaron Comforty, all ages, $5.

this was a fun one. first and only single off my debut album "this is water" (June 10th). Where can you purchase Bonfire Blues, see where I'm playing, and su...


Chaotic Noise Marching Corps


Proud to get these two works of art to the streets this past 3 weeks. Check em out!! JSPB and LB with some new jams for 2016-

new CDs from locals Jefferson St. Parade Band and Limestone Beaters Brass Band!



new CDs from locals Jefferson St. Parade Band and Limestone Beaters Brass Band! 07/28/2016

Video Premiere: Busman's Holiday takes over a parade for 'Beach Song'
Busman's feat. JSMS' own Limestone Beaters, at the Bloomington IN 4th of July Parade! Nicely done, BH! The new video from the Indiana band.


La Banda Reciclada

JSMS will be hosting 'La Banda Reciclada' (Recycling Band), July 18-22. This bilingual workshop for children promotes recycling, art, and living in community. Working with found materials, participants will construct musical instruments and personalize them with their own artwork. Then, they'll jam out together!!! July 18-22, 9am-noon.

Un taller bilingue que promueve el reciclaje, la musica, el arte y la comunidad. A bilingual workshop that promotes recycling, music, art and community.


Gerard Pannekoek has been hyping JSMS at the Bloomington Farmer's Market in recent weeks! Come see his information table around 8th and the B-Line between from 10am-noon Saturdays. Learn about the Studio, and talk with Gerard about what's possible at JSMS!

Gerard offers lessons on guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, and songwriting (for students 13+)

He has been writing, playing, and performing music for over decade. Versed in a variety of instruments, you may have seen Gerard around town playing bass in Alar Wave, picking a guitar in a coffee shop, strumming a ukulele while working at a summer camp, or playing drums in various cover bands for Rock'n'Roll prom. He has worked in the school district as a before- and after-school program coordinator and is excited to continue his work with students at Jefferson Street. Offered lessons include guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, drums, and songwriting. 05/23/2016


One of our talented teachers, Biz Strother, has a website! / HOME


Best Drum Lesson Commercial EVER

Dave Segedy is one of our drum teachers. Check out his funny commercial for his lessons!

Dave Segedy teaches drum lessons. Want one? [email protected]. Video shot by Glenn Myers, edited and directed by Dave Segedy, 05/10/2016

Jefferson Street at University School

JSPB playing for hundreds of youngsters at UE yesterday! Thanks Maggie Olivo/Josh Olivo!


Steampunk Tendencies

Thanks Joshua Joshua C. Jackson for putting this on my radar: Amazing!

Meanwhile in Zaragoza, Spain.
Artist: Fuman Musicoloco
via Jose Enguita 05/07/2016

The Rob Burgess Show: Ep. 9 - Benjamin Fowler

My brother's old roommate and high school pal just interviewed me about JSMS, and about my sordid musical past. Thank you Rob Burgess!

[05/06/16]   Limestone Beaters Brass Band will be kicking off the festivities this evening at the Templeton Elementary Carnival! 6pm at Templeton, Hillside and Henderson. Tomorrow, They appear live at the St. Charles Jazz Cafe, 6pm in the church basement at St. Charles-Thanks to Josh Lehigh for bringing the group back!


Jefferson St. Parade Band - Summer 2015 - New Orleans LA & Mobile AL USA

JSMS is the new International HQ for Jefferson St. Parade Band

Jefferson St. Parade Band, from Bloomington IN. Featured at the Blue Nile in New Orleans LA and Callaghan's in Mobile AL. 05/06/2016

Mexican hip dance

Limestone Beaters Brass Band live, playing Horace Silver's Mexican Hip Dance! Student brass band - Limestone beaters number 3

It all began May 1 2016! 05/06/2016

With lots of help from friends and family, we opened our doors-

With lots of help from friends and family, we opened our doors-


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