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Drum Lessons Toronto for Kids and Adults

Kind, Experienced & Qualified Drum Teachers in Toronto

Find a qualified drum teacher near you

Looking to start drum lessons in Toronto? The Musiprof Music School provides high quality and affordable music lessons at your convenience.  Find the perfect drum coach based on the criteria that matters to you, such as location, price, schedule, teaching experience, and much more. 

We provide acoustic or electronic drum lessons in-studioonline, or at your home in Downtown Toronto and the GTA.

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Browse Our Drum Teachers

Jinu – South Etobicoke

  • All levels and ages
  • Great learning environment
  • Jazz, R&B, Pop, Funk, Hip Hop, Rock, more.

$30 – $40 – $50

Karel – Midtown Toronto

  • Individual goals
  • Proper technique
  • Path for longevity

$40 – $50 – $60

Howard – Vaughn

  • Classical, jazz, funk, rock, folk, pop and the other styles
  • Experience the healing force of music

$40 – $60 – $75

Agneya – South Etobicoke

  • Firm, fair, and flexible 
  • Geared toward YOUR goals

$35 – $48 – $60

Christa – Little Portugal

  • Classical, jazz, pop/rock, world
  • Performance and songwriting
  • Drums, piano, guitar, sax

$20 – $25 – $30

How it Works

Step 1

Search for a teacher:

Compare different teachers based on criteria that matter to you, including location, age, experience, teaching style.

Step 2

How to register for lessons​

Book a trial lesson on your desired teachers page. After the trial, lessons are sold in groups of 5, 10 or 15 lessons. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Step 3

Connect with your teacher:

After purchase, your teacher will contact you to schedule the first lesson. Lessons take place once a week in home, at the teachers studio or online.

Drum Lessons Toronto

Electronic or acoustic drum-set?

The biggest question is whether to buy and electronic drum-set or a traditional acoustic one.  It is best to learn on an acoustic drum-set because the student learns to understand “touch” and how to bring the sound out of the instrument.  That said, many city dwellers simply cannot have an instrument as loud as an acoustic drum-set in their homes, so in many cases an electronic drum-set is the way to go.  Electronic drum-sets are a lot of fun and offer a quieter and worthwhile alternative to an acoustic kit. Read our article how to choose the best electronic drum set for your needs.

The advantages of an electronic drumset and an acoustic drumset
How much for drum lessons cost in Toronto?

30 minutes: $20.00 CAD – $40.00 CAD
45 minutes: $25.00 CAD – $50.00 CAD
60 minutes: $30.00 CAD – $60.00 CAD
The price of drum lessons in Toronto depends on the duration of the lesson as well as the instructors teaching experience. The prices listed here reflect the average of 5 qualified drum teachers who offer private drum lessons in Toronto.

Which drum songs should I learn as a beginner?

There are many great beginner drum songs. We recommend finding a song that you like that isn’t too fast and that uses a basic drum beat. Here are a few suggestions:
– We will Rock You by Queen
– Roar by Katy Perry
– Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
– Boulevard of Broken Dreams or 21 Guns by Green Day
– My Girl by the Temptations.
For more information about learning to play these songs, read our blog post 5 easy Drum Songs for Beginners. this post will get you playing your first drum beat in less than 5 minutes!  It includes a free video and PDF download to help you work on the material at home.

Can I take drum lessons in Toronto online?

Musiprof drum teachers offer the option of online drum lessons in Toronto and throughout the world.  In order for online drum lessons to work well, you’ll need to make sure that you have the right equipment, such as a good internet connection, a laptop and a webcam. If you have an electronic drum set, you can simply plug it into your computer via USB. For acoustic drum sets, a microphone to adjust the volume will be important.
Our teacher Jinu is quite experienced with offering online drum lessons. Please contact us for questions about this topic. We’re happy to help!

Which drumsticks should I get for my drum lessons in Toronto?

We recommend 5A drumsticks by Vic Firth for all around drumming, 5B for rock drumming and 7A for Jazz or World Music.
There are so many options for buying drumsticks that it can get overwhelming.  We’ve made the choice easy for you, read
The 3 Best Drumsticks for Beginners (Easy Choice) and click the links for easy purchase online.

Is it important to learn proper drum technique and rudiments?​

It is possible to play the drums without learning technique.  That being said, learning technique is a good idea because it helps avoid injuries and improve technically as a drummer.  By learning rudiments,  drummers can improve their technique. Musiprof drum teacher Elijah has written two great articles on drum technique.
Learn Paradiddles
Learn the Moeller Technique 

About Musiprof

Musiprof Music School Logo

Musiprof provides music lessons to drums students across the city of Toronto.  Our qualified teachers have up to 30 years of experience teaching drum kit in all styles of music including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Rudimental, Reggae and much more.  If you are interested in learning to play the drums, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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