Studio Funded Lesson Program - Low Income or Indigent Students

Jared Lizakowski was a student of mine for almost 4 years. He was a brilliant young man with a promising career in music when on October 26, 2016 at the age of 19, he died from a tragic motorcycle accident. He had a heart of gold with a never-ending smile, and was a supportive friend who was always very generous of his time.

To honor his memory, and through the help of donations, I created a studio funded program for low-income or indigent families called "Drumming for Jared" where students can take weekly drum lessons at no cost.

The Boulder Drum Studio will also make every attempt to provide the family with a drum set, so that the student can practice at home. In addition, each student in this program receives all the benefits of a paid student, such as participation in our bi-annual live streaming recitals, etc.

Please review the program requirements and if you think you are eligible, please complete the registration form. If you have questions, please submit the contact form. Program slots are based on availability.


Funding for this program is only made possible with your support. To help low-income or indigent students fulfill their dream of becoming a musician, please make a donation. Our lesson program tuition is $195 based on a 6 week program per student. Please contact us if you'd rather donate a drum set to a student in this program.

In lieu of the Drumming for Jared program, you might instead consider sponsoring a student for an ongoing lesson program. Click here to learn more.

Thank you.

Click here for Jared's obituary or here for his memorial slideshow.

Here is a sample of Jared's excellent drumming.

Program Requirements

  • Student's family must be from a low-income or indigent household.
  • Financial hardship status must be verified through a social service agency, CHP+ health insurance, Medicaid or SNAP program before becoming eligible for the free lesson program.
  • Student must have reliable transportation to the studio.
  • Student must be able to attend classes on a regular weekly schedule.


By appointment only

A fundraiser will be held to help raise funds for the Drumming for Jared program.

Buy Autographed Music Gifts

Donated by legendary recording artists and celebrities to help support the Drumming for Jared program.

Newspaper Articles

A few articles written by local newspapers talk about the Drumming for Jared program.


You are a treasure and a big part of our family for all time! All of the recitals, music and great tunes are something we will always hold in our hearts and souls and minds with tremendous value. You are a wonderful, amazing teacher and helped Jesse on his path in so many ways! Many days he would come to drums with you, after a rough day, and just be walking on air afterwards. You taught him so much and added to our lives greatly, truly.
Stacy Foster

Larry Bennett is more than just a great drum teacher…he is a good friend. Often times he will call my house just to make sure that my daughter Ann understood her previous drum lesson. We are often times late to his school, yet Larry always takes the time to give Ann her full hour. We really appreciate that! Larry is just as much a blessing as he is talented.
Kate Galloway

Larry, I can't tell you how proud of her we are. She did so good and it was so incredible to see her go from knowing very little to playing by herself in front of all those people!! I am so happy we found you and I am so happy she likes to play the drums and has something to work hard for and feel proud of!! Just wanted you to know this! Thanks.
Carol Terrell

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