Lara – Drums


drum lessons Hochelaga

drum kit / percussion

  • Teaching: 12 yrs +
  • Studio: Hochelaga
  • Metro: Joliette
  • Languages: EN, FR, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Lessons options: in-studio, online, at-home

Price per lesson

Level Taught:  beginner, intermediate, advanced

Ages: All – children, youths, adults, seniors.

Subjects: Popular Music, Brazilian music

Teaching Approach and Lesson Topics:

I believe in music as tool of empowerment and transformation, as well as a way of having fun and learning about other cultures and experiences. No matter if you are a beginner or a pro, you will develop and improve your sense of rhythm and technique, by learning different rhythms from around the world. As a percussionist, I love using the body to teach, playing body percussion games, in order to internalize rhythm and learn faster.

Either on drums or percussion instruments, we will work on:

  • Drums set ups and posture;
  • Pulse;
  • Subdivision and rudiments;
  • Independence;
  • Rhythms from around the world (I’m specialized in Brazilian rhythms, such as maracatu, forró, frevo, samba, coco, ciranda, etc);
  • Reading music.


I have more than 17 years as a professional musician: drummer, percussionist, guitar player, singer/songwriter, educator; more than 12 years of teaching experience in world percussion (specially Brazilian Percussion), drums, and music iniciation.

I hold a Teaching Degree in Music (2009) and a Graduate Degree in Music Therapy (2017), and many years of training in music schools and conservatories.

Lara offers at-home lessons in the following locations:

Within a 8km radius from downtown

* an additional 10$/per lesson add-on is charged for transportation. 

Online video lessons available

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Face Time


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