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Dillon Vado

Drums, Drumline, Mallet Percussion

Dillon Vado’s diverse background in drumming helps guide his students through a journey of musical exploration starting at any level! He’s drummed professionally in the Bay Area since age 16. In addition to teaching drums, he teaches drumline percussion and mallet percussion. Dillon offers lessons that are fun and...


Lance Dresser


Lance’s enthusiasm for music and playing drums comes out in his teaching. Along with working on drum rudiments, learning to read music, developing proper technique, a student must have fun in their musical journey. You’ll be exposed to various styles of music to help grow your musicianship. Get ready...


Matthias Montgomery

Drums & Percussion

Matthias Montgomery has had a highly successful twenty year career in drum instruction and touring nationally with famous groups. His multiple studio recordings with a list of high profile artists such as : Michael Schenker (Scorpions/UFO/MSG) and Brad Gillis (Ozzy Osbourne/Night Ranger)  . He graduated with honors from The...


Remember that First Guitar


"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA

"...I've had the pleasure of speaking with John, Brian, and Jake and they were all very helpful and full of knowledge... If you're on the fence about visiting this shop, let me urge you over; it's definitely worth a visit"

Dublin, CA

I shopped around for a while at a bunch of stores looking for a beginner guitar setup.  John at JAMS was more helpful and knowledgeable than anyone at any other store that I've been to.  He explained the difference between the guitars, pickups, amps, and even the picks.  JAMS is also very competitively priced! JAMS will be getting all of my music business.

Christopher S.
Hayward, CA

A friend told me about this place so I stopped in and I was really impressed. John is awesome, helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable.  The guitar tech they've got in the back is amazing as well. My poor bass sat in storage for 6 years and I dropped it off for some work. I was amazed with the results. Really brought her back to life. Incredible craftsmanship.

Pleasanton, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA