Luc Bergeron

Luc B.

South Portland, ME
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Luc delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:

After drumming for almost 40 years, I feel like I've nearly done it all, having played played Rock, small and big group Jazz, Classic R&B/Soul, Fusion, Funk, Folk, Reggae/World Music, Top-40, Heavy Rock, Classic and Contemporary Country, Blues, Electronic, Theater, and Cinematic/Soundtrack music.

I was self-taught at first by listening and playing along with recordings, and then studied under Maine greats Dick Demers and Steve Grover, and attended the University of Maine-Augusta in the Jazz and Contemporary music program. During the past few years, I've also started to play the Chapman Stick, and I've increased the amount of hand percussion in his bag of tricks.
My reputation in the Maine music scene is as a solid, first-rate musician, and throughout all of this, I've appeared on many recordings. I'm now the drummer in the 80’s party/dance band “The GE3KS” and in the original band “Goss”, with an Adult Contemporary/Alt Rock album currently being written and recorded, as well as hard rock originals with Jerry Perron, with an alum completed and slated for mastering at Abbey Road Studios over the summer and fall of 2017.

I've taught drum set in one-on-one settings since 1992, first at Spectrum Music in Lewiston and Brunswick, Maine, then at The Music Centre in Brunswick, and at The Drum Shop in Portland, as well as in my own home. I've also lectured at summer percussion camps, and authored a drum method book, "Beginning Drum Set Coordination," and published the first edition in 2004, with an updated second edition printed in 2016. In mid-2016, I re-joined the teaching staff at The Drum Shop, and shortly after joined the staff at The Midcoast School of Music, also in Portland.

Since November of 2016, I have been an artist endorser for Rich Sticks. Check them out; they make a fantastic quality product and they're a top-notch crew!

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Drum Set Instruction & Ensemble Faculty
Jul 2016 - Present
Midcoast School of Music

Drum Set Intsruction
May 1999 - Present
The Drum Shop, Portland ME

Drum Set Instruction
Jun 1996 - Jul 1999
The Music Centre, Brunswick ME (formerly Spectrum Music)

Drum Set Instruction
May 1992 - Jun 1994
Spectrum Music, Lewiston & Brunswick, ME


Jazz & Contempoprary music
Sep 1990 - Jan 1992
University of Maine - Augusta


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

3 Things Beginning Drummers Need to Know
With original music band "Goss" performing "Ways we Leave", Jan 2017
Jan 2017, BlackStarWhiteDuke Band, performing David Bowie's "Station to Station" & "Blackstar" albums (vid clips on my YouTube channel).

Photo by Luc B.

Aug 2017 with "The GE3KS" at Naswa Beach Bar, Laconia NH

Jan 2017 w/ BlackStarWhiteDuke Band; part of a concert in which we performed Bowie's "Station to Station" & "Blackstar" in their entirety.
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Scott Aug 24, 2017
Drum · In studio

I've had the pleasure of working with Luc in many varied performance settings. He has also provided me with top-notch recorded drum tracks for several recording projects. Super versatile and always musical, Luc is my go-to guy for all things percussive.

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Kacey Aug 15, 2017
Drum · In home

Luc is an incredible drum teacher. My son has been taking lessons from Luc and he truly enjoys each lesson. Luc is always professional, student focused, always on time and very flexible when working with us to arrange lessons. He listens to his students and encourages them to challenge themselves.

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Jim Aug 7, 2017
Drum · In studio

I have been learning music and playing music with Luc for over 30 years. He is a true student of the art and a patient and confident teacher. His depth of understanding and passion for music go far beyond just his substantial drumming, vocal and Chapman Stick talents. He is able to engage in the technical minutiae and the broad philosophical aspects of all styles. Time spent with Luc in the musical space will move you forward!

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Nicole Aug 1, 2017
Drum · In studio

My 10 year old son Lucian has had Luc as his drum teacher for almost a year now and we are so happy that we found him at the drum shop. My son looks forward every week to seeing Luc and learning something new. Luc is excellent with him and makes the lessons fun. And because of Luc and the weekly lessons our son is much more advanced than the other children his age in his school band. If you want your child to not only learn quickly but also have a lot of fun at the same time then Luc is the teacher for you :)

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Eric Jul 31, 2017

I've been playing with Luc Bergeron in a professional capacity now for over a year in my band theGE3Ks. We are a very busy cover band and Luc brings a lot to the band - as a drummer and a band member. He is detail oriented and learned the deep repertoire we play quickly, and has been playing with real heart at every show. He's got serious chops, too - I've seen him handle everything from simple four-on-the-floor beats to odd times and complex grooves, all with ease. I have no doubt he could teach just about any drummer a thing or two!

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Jerry Jul 31, 2017
Drum · In studio

Excellent Teacher / Wonderful Player
Really Cares about the progress of his students and takes time out for them
Cannot say Enough :)

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