Charlie Dye ( is a drummer currently located in West Hartford CT. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he studied drumset with Rich Thompson, classical percussion with John Beck and Balinese Gamelan with I Nyoman Suadin.

He is currently performing with a variety of groups throughout New England including Sunspots (Indie Pop/Folk), Crystal Blue Project (Funk, Rock and Blues), The Backline (Fusion trio and Live/Studio rhythm section for hire), Mary of Egypt (In die Rock/Avant-Garde), Andy Akiho (Contemporary Classical meets Soca with Steel Pan, Harp and Strings), Trio Schema (Free Improvisation) and Basecadet (Southern Metal Ska Rock). He also maintains private teaching studios located in Avon, CT and Vernon, CT emphasizing groove, song forms, and technique, while fostering creativity through improvisation.

He has performed with artists such as David Krakauer, Dick Oatts, Fred Wesley, Todd Reynolds, Brad Lubman and German Schauss.

Current Student Where are they now? Guest Artist Faculty
Alina Grimshaw
Alexis Semevolos
Elizabeth Lambert
Elizabeth Wiley
Josh Boscarino
Joy Del Valle
Kati Ciaffaglione
Kelsey Renfro
Megan Spaulding
Olivia Ciaffaglione
Michael Labbadia
Rebecca Smith
Trevor Pierce
Ariana Valdes
Carolyn Cumming
Cassandra Wood
Chevalier Lovett
Dominick Sanchez, Jr.
Erica Jeski
Gregory Dassonville
Hillary Ekwall
Jenn Serpliss
Melissa Sheffield
Miriam Engel
Patrice Fitzgerald
Ryan Tang
Sarah Drake
Suzanne Lis

Charles Dye
Colin Britt
David Veslocki

Gabriel Löfvall
Paul J. Rudoi

Benjamin Rauch
Julie Gregorio


Benjamin Rauch Voice Studios 237 S. Quaker Ln. #5 West Hartford, CT (860) 490-0551