Free Drum Lessons: Prizes & Competitions

Free Drum Lessons: Prizes & Competitions

Do you represent a charity, good cause or company based in London, related to music? Elephant Drums gives away a number of free drum lessons per year to benefit worthy causes and to help raise money for local charities. These lessons are usually donated in the form of... Read More
Drumming Lessons as a Gift

Drumming Lessons as a Gift

Looking for that special gift? Something a bit ‘different’? Do you have a partner, relative or friend that has “always wanted to play the drums”? Perhaps it’s someone that used to play drums but hasn’t had the chance to pick up... Read More
Drum transcriptions: music notation and tab

Drum transcriptions: music notation and tab

If you have ever searched for drum music online you will have come across two formats for transcriptions: music notation and drum tab. Notation involves notes placed on a stave, like this: Example 1 Drum tab (short for ‘tablature’) looks like this: Example... Read More
BOOM! Groove & Independence with Robert Castelli

BOOM! Groove & Independence with Robert Castelli

On Saturday 25 October we are joined by drummer Robert Castelli (The Boom Quartet) for a special workshop on Groove & Independence. It’s suitable for all levels and ages – find out more here: Boom! Robert Castelli – October 2014 More info / Book... Read More
The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

The famous “Amen Break” drum groove

Even if you are not aware that you’ve heard this drum groove, you definitely have. It is one of the most sampled pieces of music of all time and it features on hundreds of recordings. Origin of The Amen Break The Amen Break is a 4-bar loop which lasts for about... Read More
London Drum Show – promotion code 2014

London Drum Show – promotion code 2014

The biggest drumming event of the year is nearly here. We’ve got a promotion code for cheaper advance tickets (details below). The London Drum Show is back, and for the first time it will be spread over 2 floors of the Olympia Conference Centre. It promises to... Read More
The drum rudiments

The drum rudiments

A guide to Drum Rudiments Think of the drum rudiments as the “building blocks” of drumming. They are roughly equivalent to a pianist or a guitarist learning and practicing their scales. The rudiments are important to help a drummer develop technique,... Read More
Promotion code for the London Drum Show 2013

Promotion code for the London Drum Show 2013

We’re hitting Olympia in October and going to the London Drum Show – the ultimate event for drummers (and drumming enthusiasts). London Drum Show If you’re having lessons at Elephant Drums you get discounted entry to the London Drum Show. See below... Read More
When Flams Meet Paradiddles

When Flams Meet Paradiddles

When you’ve got to grips with the basic form of the main drum rudiments you could try out a bit of cross-breeding. Hybrid rudiments can be a lot of fun. Take a couple of old friends of ours, the Flam and the Paradiddle. Fuse them together and you get the... Read More
Our Big Gig – the UK’s biggest free music festival

Our Big Gig – the UK’s biggest free music festival

Elephant Drums is pleased to be involved in Our Big Gig, the UK’s biggest community music festival. Free Music Festival Expected to draw crowds larger than Glastonbury Festival, and more people than an average week at Wimbledon, Our Big Gig takes place across... Read More
Drum Lessons in London

Drum Lessons in London

We’ve compiled a set of useful resources for drummers and would-be drum students wanting to find out about drum lessons in London. There are many options to choose from and London is full of great drummers, teachers and courses. This guide is intended to help... Read More
Play in a band

Play in a band

One of the best ways to develop musical skills is to play in a band with other musicians. That’s why we created the JamSocial events which have been really popular across London. The events attract drummers, guitarists, bassists, vocalists and other musicians... Read More