Learn to play the drums
We teach all drumming styles, from beginners to advanced level.
But if you don’t own a pair of sticks yet, no worries, we’ll provide everything at the first lesson. You don’t need any previous experience to get started.
The ethos at Elephant Drums is based on unlocking creativity and enhancing the natural ability for making rhythm that is inside everyone.
from only £25 per month
Join to receive money off all private drum lessons, free entry to our workshops and events, discounts at drum shops in London, and lots of other member benefits.
Drum lessons take place at our London studios or at the student’s home* Home lessons are available if the student has his/her own drum kit. If no drum kit at home then come to one of our fully-equipped studios.
Workshops and Events
Here’s a small selection of events and workshops to give an idea of the kind of extra events available to supplement drum lessons. Many events are free for members or heavily discounted for students having drum lessons at Elephant Drums.
Click on an event name for further details, or click the “View All Events” button to see the full list.
Elephant Drums is a team of experienced drummers based at specialist drum teaching studios in London. It all began in 2007 as a simple drum booth in the back room of a south London music shop. The team expanded and by 2009 had out-grown the original studio and developed into the hub of studios it is today.
Elephant Drums offers drum courses and private 1-to-1 lessons. We organise community drumming events, band workshops and drum classes.
In addition to drum lessons, we also run team building activities and the Stress Beaters program – promoting drumming (and music in general) for health, participation and engagement.
We love sharing our passion for playing drums and we draw on years of professional experience as working musicians on stage and in recording studios.
Read more: About Us
Our fully-equipped drum studios are a creative musical environment without the feeling of being “at school”. The studios are equipped with high-end drum kits and benefit from:
Regular progress updates
Your first drum lesson
No matter your level of previous experience – beginners are very welcome – you can take advantage of our introductory lesson discount.
Drums are incredibly rewarding and fun to play. It is not as hard as you might think to get started. We’ll get you playing your first drum beat during your first lesson and you’ll be familiar with the drum kit in no time.
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If you have played drums before but you feel the need to brush up on your skills you are in the right place. In your first lesson we’ll assess where you’re currently at and discuss your aims going forwards with drumming.
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Advanced-level players can benefit from specialist drum lessons, focussing on developing technical skills, plus performance and musicality training. Ideal if you need to get back in shape after a bit of time off from drumming.
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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
Save 40% on drum lessons
In Summer 2014 we introduced a great new option for drum lessons for the growing number of students that want on-going lessons but are unable to commit to a long-term course.
The Drum Pass gives access to drum lessons on a flexible basis.
The monthly payments help spread the cost of tuition, whilst helping you stay committed to lessons. Think of it similar to a gym membership – your monthly membership fee gives you access to our facilites and resources, whilst your drum teacher is equivalent to your personal trainer at the gym.
The drum pass enables you to book lessons at our cheapest hourly rate and choose the times for your lessons to suit your availability. You’ll also receive benefits including free entry to our programme of events, discounts at music shops and rehearsal studios, and a free full drum lesson every 10th lesson.