Elephant Drums

Drum Lessons in London

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Learn to play the drums

We teach all drumming styles, from beginners to advanced level.

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Drum Tuition

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Welcome to Elephant Drums

Find yourself jamming to a new groove and beating the stresses of day-to-day life. Take up a challenging and rewarding musical instrument.

Feel the rhythm

The ethos at Elephant Drums is based on unlocking creativity and enhancing the natural ability for making rhythm that is inside everyone. 

Get the groove

Drum lessons and courses are individually tailored to suit the specific aims of each drum student.

Be inspired

Learn drums the creative way. We offer great rates for drumming courses and an introductory lesson for new students.

Drums in the studio

Give It A Go

Introductory lesson

For beginners, we offer a special ‘Give It A Go’ introductory lesson at a discount rate which provides a great opportunity to try out drumming.

All new students are welcome to take advantage of the introductory lesson. Drummers who want to brush up on a few core skills, or advanced players looking for new creative inspiration and technical challenges are able to try out a drum lesson at Elephant Drums. Absolute beginners are warmly invited to Give It A Go!

Our Story

Since beginning in 2007, Elephant Drums has grown from two teachers in the back room of a music shop to a team of teachers at specialist drum teaching studios in London.

Elephant Drums offers a range of drum courses and lessons as well as organising community drumming events, band workshops and drum classes.

Read more: About Us


Drum lessons run at specialist drumming studios throughout London.


Here's what our current and previous students say.

“As well as being seriously “rock and roll”(!), playing drums is hugely therapeutic. Will is a great teacher and I’d thoroughly recommend anyone considering playing drums to book a lesson with Elephant Drums. A word of warning though, you’ll get hooked…….!!!”
- Sue, Bloomsbury

“I had been thinking about taking drumming lessons for some time, and I am so pleased I finally did it. The lessons are kept interesting, the material is tailored to your skill level and interests, and it is so satisfying when you feel yourself progress.”
- Jo, Wandsworth

“My teacher is informative, flexible and passionate within the lessons. Its not like being at ‘school’ and having to do set tasks, we go at a pace that suits us both which makes the lessons all the more enjoyable.”
- John, Bankside

“I took a short course of lessons with Marco to help me prepare for a special gig. He got me working on all kinds of new techniques that really increased my skills and gave me the confidence to give a great performance at the gig.”
- Jonathan, Tower Hamlets

“I enjoyed every second of my drumming lesson and would definitely love to progress further.”

- Yael, London

“I enjoyed the classes a lot, but I didn’t expect I was going to improve so much!! I mean, I wanted to refine my technique but I didn’t know how important it is, and how important a good teacher is.”

- Raul, Spain

The booking in advance process was really easy, and the teacher was very friendly and accommodating. I felt at ease yet motivated and got so much out of the lessons,
- Donna, Camberwell

“I learned the basics of a groove and getting coordinated to play the drum kit within the first lesson. Thanks!”
-Alex, Camden

“I wasn’t expecting to find the physical act of playing the drums to be so enjoyable. And I wasn’t expecting my new found understanding of rhythm to have such a profound impact on my whole approach to writing and even playing guitar.”
- Francis, London

“I absolutely love every minute of every lesson at Elephant Drums. Even when the exercises get really demanding my teacher has a knack of breaking it down in a fun and enjoyable way.”
- Karen, Chelsea

  • Sue – Bloomsbury
  • Jo – Wandsworth
  • John – Bankside
  • Jonathan – Tower Hamlets
  • Yael, London
  • Raul – Spain
  • Donna, Camberwell
  • Alex, Camden
  • Francis, London
  • Karen, Chelsea