Learn to play the drums

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

Grab your sticks, let’s do this

But if you don’t own a pair of sticks yet, no worries, you don’t need any previous experience to get started. Try a taster session!

Feel the beat, get the groove

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

At your pace, in your time

We offer flexible open courses which fit your schedule, whether you are learning just-for-fun in your spare time or studying for graded exams.

Give the gift of drumming

Personalised gift voucher packs with free drum sticks.

Gift Voucher (illustration)

Choose the number of lessons, write your gift message, have it delivered by post or sent as an e-voucher.

The recipient of the gift pack can book their lessons at any of the drum teaching locations any time in the next 12 months.

Drum lessons

Use the introductory discount to book a taster lesson. Flexible on-going lessons from just £25 per month. All drum lessons are tailored to each individual learner’s goals.

Live video tuition

Now available! Access the same great drum tuition with Elephant Drums, from anywhere. All you need is an internet connection. Free initial setup help & advice.

Gift Vouchers

Give a friend or relative the excellent experience of drum lessons. Drumming tuition gift vouchers are ideal for a birthday, Christmas or any special occasion.

Workshops and Events

Workshops & Events

Join an active programme of optional events, workshops and classes to enhance and supplement your drum lessons.

Drum clinics, Band workshops, Live gigs, Meetups, Masterclasses and so much more…

Drum Tuition

from only £25 per month

Join to receive a huge 40% discount for all drum lessons, access to workshops and events, free drumming resources, member discounts at drum shops and practice studios in London, plus lots of other member benefits.

We provide drum lessons in lots of locations

Lessons are available at the fully equipped drum studios. They can also take place at the learner’s own home or via remote online video. We can also travel and do lessons in bespoke situations.

Lessons at home

See the areas of London we cover for at-home drum lessons.

Home Tuition

At our studios

View the locations of our well-equipped teaching studios.

Studio Tuition

Online by video

Drum lessons wherever you are, over the internet by video

Remote Tuition

In unusual places...!

From film sets to festivals – find out about bespoke options.

Bespoke Tuition

Workshops and Events

Here is 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 available at a reduced price for students having drum lessons with Elephant Drums.

Click on an event name for further details, or click the “View All Events” button to see the full list.

Drum kit in Studio

Our Story

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.

Drum lessons are taught one-to-one and are tailored to each individual learner’s aims. We organise community drumming events, band workshops and drum courses.

In addition to drum lessons, we run team building activities and the Stress Beaters program – promoting drumming (and music in general) for health, participation and wellbeing.

We love sharing our passion for playing drums. We draw on years of professional experience as performing musicians on top of our own training at the world’s leading music institutes and academies.

Read more: About Us

Facilities

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:

Great locations

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Music playback

Top resources

Enthusiastic teachers

Flexible timetable

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Progress reports

Taster Lesson

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Your first drum lesson

Take advantage of the introductory lesson discount.

Levels

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.

Try out an introductory lesson and save £15!

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.

Take advantage of our introductory offer and save £15!

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.

Book your introductory lesson and save £15.

Testimonials

As well as being seriously “rock and roll”(!), playing drums is hugely therapeutic. 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 to help me prepare for a special gig. This 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

Read more feedback from current and previous students

More Testimonials

Drum Pass £25

Drum Pass

Want a flexible course of tailored drum tuition that adapts to your aims, needs and requirements? The Drum Pass enables you to set your own path of personalised drum lessons, with heaps of added benefits.

  • Simple monthly payment – only £25 per month
  • Receive 40% discount on private lessons
  • Control your schedule and budget
  • Access member-only resources
  • Free benefits and extras

Introducing the DRUM PASS

Join today for FREE and discounted 1-to-1 drum lessons, group workshops and member events.