The academy was started at our percussion store in 1988. At that time Mr. Chila was teaching percussion and drums while the academy only had one other guitar instructor. Today we have taught over 4500 students and offer lessons in guitar, bass, piano and vocals in addition to our drum and percussion school. We strive to be the most complete musical education in the greater Detroit area. Our students come from as far away as Gross Pointe on the east and Southfield on the west. Experience the fun! Experience the Joy!

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Professional teachers
  • Rent Drums & Guitars
  • Professional Environment
  • Teach All Musical Styles
  • Proven Track Record
  • Scheduling Multiple Students
  • Discounts
  • Band Directors
  • Live Performances
  • Repairs and Loaners
  • Convenient location

Contact Details

  Person Joe Chila
  City Rochester , MI
  Zip Code 48307
  Address 119 Main Street
  Phone Number (248) 601-0044

Business Representative

Joe Chila


Owner and founder of JC'S Drummin' Music Center since 1988 Classical/commercial percussion artist Veteran music instructor of all styles of percussion performance Jazz • Big Band • Corp. Drumming • Pop • Punk • Metal.

Customer Testimonials

Thank you for the wonderful family style environment which was provided for my daughter to not only grow but flourish! We will continue to encourage family, neighbors and friends to seek out JC's and the Rochester Musicians Academy as the place to attain a wonderful educational experience.

"Matt and our experience with your staff and you have been outstanding. Jill and I appreciate all the hard work that has been accomplished and the many recitals Matt has participated in. Thanks

"Brit's lessons with his teacher at JC's are truly one of the highlights of his week. I cannot even begin to tell you what drumming has done for Brit's confidence over the past two years. When the band director over at Stoney Creek High saw him play, he said our money is definitely being well spent"

"We attended the Rock Show and what a great opportunity for all these students. I really appreciated the effort it took to create the possibility to play with others. I think you set up many opportunities for the students to play and try many ways to engage them. I like the friendly atmosphere of the shop and all the folks that work there. In short, I think you are doing a wonderful job."

"I especially like the friendliness of your staff and the front desk. The personal atmosphere and the customer service are excellent at your store. Bryce's teacher is outstanding, committed, and patient. His interest has increased tremdously since he started his lessons at JC's."

"JC's Music School isn't just a place to learn to play music, it is also a safe environment where high quality, highly educated instructors not only help to create confident, well tuahgt musicians, but also provide fabulous role modeling with great integrity"

"JC’s is great for a variety of drum lessons. My son took lessons on drum set for 5 years and then became interested in conga drums and the djembe. JC's had an instructor that could teach my son techniques on those drums as well."

"JC's is a great place to take drum lessons because you can learn to play a wide variety of percussion instruments like drum set, congas, djembes,and quads. They have great teachers with loads of experience"

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