As a studio teacher, Drake maintains an active studio, both University and Private. Students have won numerous competitions across Michigan and the United States including NATS National Student Competition and National Hal Leonard Art Song Competitions. Students have been accepted at many major schools of music, including Cincinnati Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Indiana School of Music, Boston Conservatory, and many others. Former students have sung on stages across the country and internationally, as well as multiple national musical theater tours. Below see a clip of Drake talking about Building Young Male Voices:
Besides Drake's performance research, he has conducted research projects in various topics related to singing and performance psychology, including Flowball effects on singing, student responses to anatomy lab visits, and currently the relationship between interception and perceived stage anxiety .