Art has been playing drums for more than 30 years and has been teaching for over 25 years.
Currently Art is a contributing writer for Drumhead Magazine, issues 5, Fall 2007 to present, writing the lessons for the department Drum U & contributing regularly to the department Practice/Play With the Pros, in print, on CD & video lessons for Drumhead Magazines digital addition. More info on the web at www.drumheadmag.com
As a performer and session artist, Art’s versatility behind the kit has afforded him the opportunity to perform & record within the genres of rock, funk, blues, pop, metal, folk, jazz, latin and country with both regional & national acts, and for musical theater. Art has well over 40 CD's to his credit, including collaborations with guitarist Chuck D'Aloia, “Circle 7” “Gears", “Under the Hood”, “Christmastime is Gears” & Brown Note presents music by Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia.
From his private teaching studio in upstate New York, Art has been inspired by his students of all ages, whose achievements have ranged from coveted positions with competitive school district, all-state and college ensembles to international tours with bands of their own.
During its 2005-2006 season, The Empire State Youth Orchestra's Youth Percussion Ensemble featured Art's composition "Luna's Lunch, a 2 Drumset Solo," performed by two of his students. Art has written books on drumset and snare. He is a Drummers Collective NYC Alumnus, and is proud to endorse Audix Microphones, Ayotte Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Latin Percussion and Vic Firth Sticks.