Drum Grades and Exams

Drum Grades and Exams

Thinking of taking Grade Exams? Here is a drummer’s guide to the syllabus options for the Drum Grades and how to get official qualifications in drumming. Drum grades are regulated qualifications and count towards UCAS points as well as being great for career development.

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Afro-Cuban Bata Rhythms

Afro-Cuban Bata Rhythms

It’s time for the next in our series of drum workshops exploring the rhythms of the world. Saturday 30 September 2017 Join us in London Waterloo (SE1) for a “Rhythms of the World” workshop led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira.... Read More
World Music Day (21st June)

World Music Day (21st June)

Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21st!
Completely different from a typical music festival, it is open to anyone who wants to take part.

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Saturday Workshops

Saturday Workshops

Elephant Drums is pleased to present a new series of Saturday drumming workshops, starting on Saturday 5th November 2016. The series kicks off with a workshop exploring World Rhythms led by Canadian drummer & percussionist Adam Teixeira. World Rhythms on the drum... Read More
Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

Student discount for the London Drum Show at Olympia

The London Drum Show is one of the drumming highlights of the year for drummers and music enthusiasts. This year the Drum Show takes place at Olympia in London on the weekend of the 12th – 13th November. Drum students and Drum Pass members can receive a discount... Read More
Evening workshops

Evening workshops

Elephant Drums presents a new series of evening drumming workshops, starting on Thursday 19 November 2015. The series kicks off with a workshop exploring World Rhythms led by Canadian jazz/world drummer Adam Teixeira. Adam Teixeira is a drummer/percussionist from... 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
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 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
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
Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

Online drum lessons 2012 – editor’s picks

Traditionally at this time of year we review our picks of free online drum lessons. These are some of best bits from the drumming archives: Popular topics in 2012 Most viewed topic: Practice Routine Topic with most social shares: Drum Techniques Most commented topic:... Read More
A to Z of drumming definitions

A to Z of drumming definitions

Some of the most commonly misinterpreted drumming terms are covered in this mini-dictionary of drumming definitions. We’ve chosen one drumming-related word for each letter of the alphabet for this drumming dictionary. Learn these if you’re starting out on... Read More
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