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Tom Bernett Music & Drums


Drums – Percussion – Brass – Chord-Style Piano

For Home School, Public School, and Private School Children

Contact: Tom or Mary Lou Bernett
Studio Location:  234 NW Broad Street,  Southern Pines, NC

Hours of Business:   Hours By Appointment
Contact Phone:  910-692-8839
Contact Email:

Free Student Evaluation Lesson
Discount Music Catalog Orders
Consignment Instrument Sales – Buy or Sell Discount Card Offer: 25% off first month’s lesson fees for new students

Free Student Evaluations
Music Supplies & Accessories at 30% – 40% Off Retail Prices
Consignment Instrument Sales – Buy or Sell

Why Music:

Hundreds of research studies prove that the mental coordination and physical dexterity developed from learning to play a musical instrument increases a child’s cognitive skills, perception capabilities, and general aptitude levels… in other words, kids get smarter when they learn to play an instrument!

This is especially true when studying the kinds of instruments that require independent, unrelated actions to be controlled by opposite hands; such as piano, drums, violin, etc.

In addition the cognitive and develpmental benefits, playing an instrument opens a world of opportunity for socialization, long-lasting friendships, rewarding activities, and a lifetime of enjoyment.  Giving your child the benefit of music lessons can give them a recognized boost in life regardless of what career path they may choose.

Tom Bernett:

Tom Bernett is a professional musician and entertainer with more than four decades of experience.  He offers private music lessons in drums, brass, and piano at his teaching studio in downtown Southern Pines. Tom Bernett Music is located in the heart of the Southern Pines arts district, just three doors south of the Sunrise Theater box office, above Swank Coffee.

In his four decade professional music career, Tom Bernett has backed up many nationally known musicians and entertainers; worked in commercial recording studios, regional theater pit orchestras and countless dance bands; and traveled extensively in the United States and southern Europe.  He brings this wealth of experience to his students with every weekly lesson.  He believes in building a strong foundation of solid, traditional musical fundamentals in all students, as well as helping them develop a love of music that will provide a source of enrichment throughout their lives.

For detailed information about lessons, methods, requirements, Tom Bernett’s history, and more, please visit

Lesson Fees:

Lesson fees are $30 per ½ hour lesson, payable monthly in advance.  Lessons (and catalog purchases) may be paid by cash, personal check, or credit/debit card (or via PayPal to

Student Success:

Many of Tom Bernett’s students have excelled in their school music programs and, although most young musicians don’t necessarily follow a musical career path, many of his students have been accepted at prestigious music colleges (including Indiana University School of Music, Berkley College of Music, Appalachian State, UNCG, UNCP, and more).

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