Tyson Stubelek

Tyson Stubelek

Drum Instructor


Portland native Tyson Stubelek began playing music at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, also a drummer. During his youth, Tyson quickly became involved in the local music scene, playing in a number of symphonies and ensembles. Upon meeting and hearing Elvin Jones play live, Tyson, at age 12, began to focus intently on being a jazz musician, studying with Portland drum gurus Alan Jones and Mel Brown, to whom he attributes much of his musical understanding.

Tyson moved to Boston in 2005 after rounding out his undergraduate studies at Portland State University, completing a triple major (BM, BS, BS), and continued on with four years of graduate-level pursuits (MM, GD) at the New England Conservatory, where he studied intently with many of the world’s finest musicians. In 2009, Tyson moved to New York City where he continued to work and live as a professional for
four years.

Tyson has been teaching drum lessons for more than 15 years in schools and privately. He has toured internationally across Canada, the UK, throughout the United States, and has played and performed with numerous prominent musicians, including Danilo Perez, Esperanza Spaulding, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Ingrid Jensen, Jerry Bergonzi, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Joe Locke, Dave Douglas, Clarence Penn, Tony
Malaby, Ben Street, Adam Benjamin, Joshua Redman, George Colligan and Darrell Grant.

In 2013, Tyson returned home to Portland, where he performs and teaches regularly. He remains entirely dedicated to learning new things, bettering himself as a person and musician, and passing on positivity through music community.