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.

Drum lessons

Flexible on-going lessons start at just £25 per month. We also run courses ranging from one month to one year. All courses are tailored individually around what you want to learn and your goals.

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 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.

Lessons at home

See the areas of London we cover for home visits.

Home Tuition

At our studios

View the location of our well-equipped teaching studios.

Studio 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 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.

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.

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:

London studios


Music playback

Top resources

Enthusiastic teachers

Flexible timetable

Regular progress updates

Taster Lesson

Save £15

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.

Try out an introductory lesson and save £15!

Book your first lesson

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!

Book your first lesson

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.

Click below to book your introductory lesson and save £15.

Book your first lesson


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

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More Testimonials

Save 40% on drum lessons

The Drum Pass is a great new option for the growing number of people 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 as similar to a car club membership – your monthly subscription covers the basic costs of being a member, then you just pay per hour each time you actually use the service (it’s just that it’s drum lessons rather than hiring a car).

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 free benefits including a programme of events, discounts at music shops and rehearsal studios, and a free full drum lesson every 10th lesson.

Introducing the DRUM PASS

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