BOB MEYER- Drums and Cymbals


A resident of Cortlandt Manor, Bob is a welcome addition to the staff at CSPA, with his vast experience as a performer and 35 year veteran teacher in New York and the West Coast, teaching students from beginner to professional levels. He utilizes in-depth and legitimate approach in teaching technique and mechanics on the drum set and specializes in musical application and interpretation on the drum set with specialization in jazz

Many of Bob’s former students are active professionally in jazz, rock, and funk performance.

He began the study of music at age 5 and was educated at George Washington University, Washington D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  He performs with his own group Bob Meyer Quartet , playing Drums and Cymbals with fellow CSPA teacher Steve Frieder on Saxophones, Luke Franco on Guitar and Motoki Mihara on Bass Violin.


Bob also performs with the PBD Trio- Award-winning pianist and composer Denman Maroney Piano, Ratzo Harris on Bass Violin and Bob on Drums and Cymbals.

His skilled drumming can be found on many recordings including:

Viva Caruso, Joe Lovano, Blue Note records

Vocalese, Judi Silvano, featuring Joe Lovano, Blue Note recording

Chasin the Goal, Bill Sears, Rick Margitza

Cosmos, The Loren Stillman Project, (producer), Soul Note Records

Kaliedescopic Visions, Bert Wilson

The Next Rebirth, Bert Wilson

Rebirth at the Zoo, Bert Wilson

Further Adventures in Jazz, Bert Wilson

Outrageousness, Volumes one and two, Bert Wilson

Endless Fingers, Bert Wilson, Arabesque Records

Got a Song That I Sing, Greta Matassa,

Meshugge For You, Mazeltones

Avi Adrian, Avishai Cohen & Bob Meyer, (soon to be released)

Harvest, Nina Sheldon, Jazzed Media


Bob has played with a multitude of professional musicians, including: Joe Lovano, Ed Schuller, Ken Werner, Nina Sheldon, Judy Silvano, Perry Robinson, Glenn Moore, Cameron Brown, Andy Statman, Sheila Jordan, Ray Nance, Art Davis, Jaki Byard, Paul McCanless, Julian Priester, Gary Peacock, Peggy Stern, Bert Wilson, Diane Schurr, Stanley Cowell, Mal Waldron, Daved Friesen, Jim Pepper, Red Rodney, Itzhak Perlman, Arnie Lawrence, James Moody, Kirk Leitsey, Avishai Cohen, Wayne Horvitz, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Rob Scheps, Mike Bisio, Don Friedman, James Emery, Tony Malaby, Essiet Essiet, Santi Debriano, Vic Juris, Harvey Wainapel, Peter Barshay and Mel Martin among many others.  His training includes Jack DeJohnette, Frankie Dunlop, Henry Adler, and Jim Chapin with extensive private study.


The International Center for Creative Music, founded by Arnie Lawrence,

Jerusalem, Israel, 1998-99

Played all over Israel and Palestinian Territories, with wonderful Israeli and Palestinian musicians, young and old

Played with visiting artists from Europe and the United States

Conducted master classes and taught privately



Joe Lovano: Symbiosis; Sinatra and More

Symbiosis, with the sprawling energy of drummer Bob Meyer¦ delivered

complete musical statements.

--Boston Globe


Drummer Bob Meyer is accurate and inventive

--Los Angeles Daily Variety


The Music benefited from the crisp drumming of Bob Meyer.

--Minneapolis Star Tribune


Rhythmically charged with drummer Bob Meyer.

--Lloyd Sachs, Entertainment Critic


Wayne Horvitz Trio

How could he go wrong with a rhythm section of Michael

Bisio on Bass and Bob Meyer on Drums? I was awed by the complexities of

rhythm made simple by this master of the trap set. His left hand snare

technique is incredible, adding to his uncanny ability to increase

intensity while maintaining a low volume level.

--Earshot Jazz (Seattle)


Mal Waldron,

Meyer added color changes with his ride cymbal. During

Moore’s bass solo Meyer displayed exceptionally skillful playing, using his

snare in clairvoyant unity with Waldron’s left-hand comping

--Earshot Jazz (Seattle)


Bert Wilson/Rebirth, Drummer Bob Meyer has to be singled out for his

excellent work.