Karel – Drums – Percussion


Drum set and Percussions Instructor

  • Teaching: 10 yrs
  • Studio: Midtown Toronto
  • Intersection: Eglinton and Yonge.
  • Subway: Eglinton
  • Languages: EN
  • Lessons options: in-studio, online, at-home

Price per lesson

Level Taught:  beginner, intermediate, advanced

I like to think that music connects us to the present. When we create and perform music, we celebrate existence itself. It’s a game we discovered a long time ago and we continue playing to this day. I want my students to discover for themselves the richness of a life steeped in music and my style of teaching is firmly rooted in this understanding.

I tailor lessons according to the student’s individual goals but with a strong emphasis on fundamentals such as proper technique and critical listening. Over the years I have had the good fortunate to have learned from many wonderful musicians who ultimately set me up on the path for longevity and it is my hope to do the same for my students.


  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music – Humber College 2013-2017
  • Masters of Composition – York University 2019-2021


Karel Gondor is a Toronto Based Drummer/Percussionist. He has been teaching drums and percussion for over 10 years in a variety of settings that have greatly broadened his perspective on what it means to be an effective educator. Karel is experienced in teaching one on one private drumset lessons to students from beginner to advanced, as well as leading Brazilian
Samba Percussion workshops and classes to larger groups of people. These have taken place within informal settings such as art camps and beloved Toronto venues such as Lula Lounge, to more recognized institutional environments such as the RCM and U of T.

Karel has played at numerous Jazz and World Music Festivals, including:
Grand Bateria Express, Ontario Latin Arts Festival, Toronto TD Jazz Festival, Hispanic Festival, Pan-Amercian Jazz Festival, Copa do Mundo with Chocolate da Vila Maria, Summer Olympics Team Canada Inauguration Party.

In addition to Drumset, Karel also teaches a variety of percussion instruments including: Pandeiro, Repinique, Tamborim, Surdo, Agogo Bells and Congas.

Currently, Karel is working in various musical projects, performing in and out of the city of Toronto.

Karel offers at-home lessons in the following locations:

Downtown, East End, West End, North York.

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

Online video lessons available

  • Zoom


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