July 4th Weekend

Zach Field Drum Studios and The Musical Suite will be CLOSED

Thursday, July 4th – Sunday, July 7th for Independence Day Weekend.

Enjoy your Break!

Tannery Arts Camp!

Tannery Arts Camp Sign Up
Saturday, March 9th.
@The Artist Playground
Camp Dates
July 15-19
July 22-26
August 5-9
What is TAC? Watch the video!

Pre-K (ages 3-5)


Kids will play hand drums, shakers, woodblocks, maracas and even get to try drum set. They will get to work on playing as a group, individually (if they would like), try some call and response and learn some very basic rhythm reading. The main thing is that they have fun! This class is great for teaching the students about rhythm, how to follow directions/listening, working with others, and just enjoy music.


Pre-K  2019  Ages 3-5yrs old

6 weeks, 30 minute class, $100

Summer 6 week Session

The next Pre-K session starts the week of July 8th


Tues 1:15  with Mitch Dion

Thurs 1:15 with Mitch Dion



Thurs 3:30 with  Miranda Launsby


Beyond Pre-k

Are you feeling like it is time to take it to the next level?  It might be time to try semi-private lessons with a fellow pre-k buddy.

These lessons are great for the pre-k student who is ready for a little more.  Students will receive more time on the drumset and also more time with reading notes and learning hand technique.



  1. Open enrollment.
  2. Weekly time slot
  3. The teacher must feel like your son or daughter is ready for the semi- private lessons.
  4.  Price: $25 per student for the half hour lesson.  Students will be enrolled in our autopay system to keep it easy.  Limit to two students per group.


Zach Field

About ZFDS

Zach Field Drum Studios was started in 1999 in West Newbury, MA. After many years of giving lessons in West Newbury, the studio grew to capacity and needed more space and more instructors. In March of 2008, Zach Field Drum Studios moved to the Newburyport location where there was more space for the studio to grow. Continue Reading >

Percussion Ensembles

Our percussion ensembles meet once a week for rehearsal at the studio. We currently have group ensembles for student 5yrs-adult.  All ensembles learn how to play steel drums as well as work on pieces that involve hand drums, hand held percussion instruments and also  “found objects” such as buckets and car break drums.  Being in an ensemble helps the students work on group playing and put’s to use what the students are learning in their private drum lessons.

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Governor's Academy Performance

FAQ & Policies

If you have questions about the studio or our policies, this post answers some common questions:

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Gong Meditation

The Gong Meditation Project

Zach started ‘The Gong Meditation Project’ in November of 2010 after trying to find ways to escape from the everyday stresses of life. After years of attempting silent meditation, he thought it would be a good idea to try and play some soothing pitched gongs to distract the mind and assist with the meditation process. After many hours of recording private gong sessions, listening back and perfecting this live meditative and healing music, Zach is pleased to share “The Gong Meditation Project” with everyone. Join us for the next meditation at Repose Yoga in the Tannery on Sunday, January 27th, 10:45-11:45am.

Gong Meditation Calendar

Gong Meditation Mailing List

Plum Island Pans

Plum Island Pans is a group of multiple steel drum ensembles from the North Shore, originating from Zach Field Drum Studios. The groups have exploded onto the scene as one of the few steel drum bands in the area.  Plum Island Pans covers a number of styles and genres of music including traditional steel drum music, reggae, jazz and billboard hits.  Due to high demand, Plum Island Pans has multiple steel drum bands that are ready to play for your next event.

Plum Island Pans Calendar

Book Plum Island Pans

Listen to Plum Island Pans:

Baja: Traditional Calypso

Red, Red Wine : Pop

One Love: Reggae

Clocks: Pop