Welcome to Elephant Drums

Who we are and what we do

About Us

Elephant Drums LogoOur 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.

Drumming at Elephant Drums StudioElephant 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.

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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: Drum kit in the studio

  • 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

If you have any questions about learning drums please read the faq page or contact us.

Drum Lessons and Courses:

Give It A Go

Taster Lesson DiscountTry out drumming by taking advantage of the ‘Give It A Go’ introductory discount offer. Book an introductory lesson using the discount code to try out a full one-hour introductory drum lesson.


Stress-Beaters DrummingGet 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.

Gift Vouchers

Drum Lesson Gift VouchersDrum 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

Bespoke TuitionElephant 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 Builder

Band development and performance.

Band Builder


Band skills workshop and social event.



Masterclasses, performances and meetups.


One-to-One Tuition

Lesson Chooser

Who We Are

We are a group of independent drum teachers who teach private (one-to-one) drum lessons. We all work professionally as full-time drummers and we have a passion for passing on our knowledge and experiences of our instrument.

We don’t operate like a typical “drum school”. With this comes all the advantages of a personalised tuition experience, greater flexibility with lesson scheduling, and a choice of locations.

We formed Elephant Drums as an association of private tutors back in 2007 and it is run cooperatively with all enquiries/bookings being handled by the teachers. New bookings are allocated to the most appropriate tutor for the new student, depending on what the student wants to learn and where the student is based.

All of us teach beginner to advanced level students and we each specialise in different genres of music for those students that require high-level specialist tuition.

Students normally stay with the same teacher for all weekly lessons to maintain consistency and to make regular progress. However, there’s always the option to switch teachers or move lessons to one of the other studio locations. Because we are all associated under one umbrella it also means we can easily arrange cover lessons with one of our fellow Elephant Drums teachers.

Book a Taster Lesson to get started!

The DRUM PASS - £25 per month

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