Ed Breckenfeld

Instructor Ed Breckenfeld – Drums

edEd is one of the top professional drummers in the Chicago area.

A major-label recording artist with Epic Records, Ed has and continues to perform with many top Midwest bands over the years, including The Insiders, The Cathy Richardson Band, Jim Peterik’s World Stage, Off Broadway, the Dooley’s, and currently can be seen performing with Lifeforce (Jim Peterik).

His recording work includes albums for the above bands and many other national and international artists, along with radio and television commercials.

Additionally, Ed has written articles for Modern Drummer, the most widely read drum magazine in the world. Ed’s over 35 years of drumming include 25 years as a well-known drum instructor, specializing in beginning, intermediate, and advanced drum set and snare drum technique. Ed also performs for Masters classes for the music department at Columbia College. Among Ed’s accomplishments is his book: Off The Record – Inside The Playing of Today’s Top Drummers.

Ed teaches school age – adult at Musical Expressions.


“I’ve been taking lessons with Ed for about a year and a half. He always finds ways to challenge my abilities and keeps it fun by giving me new songs to learn each week. Ed is a great drum teacher. I really feel like he cares about my progress as a musician.” – Patrick B.

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Catch Ed performing with Lisa McClowry on ABC 7 News!