Our drum kit lessons are designed to give the student a thorough understanding of contemporary drumming. We are not tied to any corporate or commercial entities with pressures that conflict with the learning needs of our students. Our business model is simple: we just provide high quality, friendly, flexible drum tuition at an affordable price.
Elephant Drums teachers are full-time professionals with impressive drumming CVs and a massive wealth of teaching experience. They are always enthusiastic and encouraging to the students and work hard to provide a truly personalised tuition service.
Originally based in Elephant & Castle (hence the name Elephant Drums!), in 2013 we expanded to cover more areas of London. All studios are conveniently located close to public transport links. Find out more about the studio locations.
We also have a home tuition service where mobile teachers provide drum lessons at the student’s home, workplace or school if the student has their own drum kit there.
How the drum lessons work:
Emphasis is placed on practical musical application and the exploration of a wide variety of genres, techniques and stylistic interpretations. Students can personalise their course of study to suit their needs or choose to follow a set series of drum lessons (which is recommended for beginners).
Topics commonly covered include:
- Groove playing
- Coordination and independence
- Time feel development
- Aural perception
- Concepts and thought processes
- Drumming within the context of a band
- Drum kit set-up and maintenance
- Dynamics and expression
- Reading and writing drum notation
Drum Lessons and Courses:
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One-to-One Drum Lessons and Courses
Give It A Go
Try out drumming by taking advantage of the ‘Give It A Go’ introductory discount offer – book an introductory lesson using the discount code.
Get part-sponsored or fully sponsored by your employer to pay for drum tuition. Drumming beats work stress and unlocks creativity, whilst helping to stay happy, healthy and active. Find out about Stress-Beaters.
Drum lessons are a fantastic gift for experienced and new drummers alike. Whether your friend, colleague or relative is a total beginner or has been drumming for years, Elephant Drums gift vouchers are an ideal present.
Bespoke Training & Events
Elephant Drums creates bespoke drum workshops, organises team-building and corporate drumming events, and advises on drumming in film and TV shoots. See Bespoke Events & Training for further information.
Band / Group Classes
Band development and performance.
Band skills workshop and social event.
Masterclasses, performances and meetups.