Ron Spaeth

Instructor Ronald Spaeth – Drums & Classical Percussion

Ron received both his BA and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Since moving to the Chicago area in 1989, he has performed professionally throughout the Midwest. These performances have ranged from theater work, to club work, to weddings and corporate events. Ron has also opened for George Jones, Martina McBride and other national recording artists.

Ron Spaeth teaches drums and classical percussion at Musical Expressions.His teaching experience includes years of private instruction for students of all ages and playing levels, including close work with the band/orchestra directors in Naperville and surrounding school districts.

In percussion, he has experience with timpani and mallet instruments, in addition to drum set and snare drum. Ron also has experience with marching drum lines, as well as adjudication for the various solo and ensemble contests and the Illinois Music Educators Association’s annual auditions.

He provides a well-rounded approach to percussion for school-aged students to adult students of any level.


“Stephen has been a drum student with Ron for several years. Ron has a great teaching personality and our son looks forward to every lesson. We will continue to recommend Musical Expressions to friends and family members.” – Christina G.

Learn more about taking drum and classical percussion lessons at Musical Expressions!