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Are you interested in playing in a band or just jamming with friends? Have you always wanted to play drums and now have the time to do it? Learn drums for the first time or take your drum playing to the next level. Refinery School of Music's drum faculty delivers professional expertise, high calibre, one on one private drum lessons with experienced drum instructors who are capable of developing and nurturing a student’s abilities at any level.


Our drum teachers enjoy helping students start right from scratch, rediscover their passion for drumming or coach working drummers. Students need no prior experience. Of course, we gladly accept intermediate and advanced students, whether you are working to get to the next level or preparing to join a band. Our instructors have plenty of experience helping working professionals, retirees, teenagers and younger children, and we offer drum lesson plans for all ages and skill levels.


We also invite and provide all our drum students with the opportunity to perform at our mid-year & annual concerts. Whether you are seeking a new hobby, looking for some serious training, or broadening your education, we welcome you into our school. Our warm and inviting community like atmosphere will make you feel at home, no matter your age or skill level. We start our lessons as young as 5, through to adult age as well as retirement age adults looking for a new creative outlet or well-being activity.


Students will learn the following techniques, including:


  • Proper grip and hand position, traditional and matched

  • Posture at the drum-set

  • Reading from beginners to advanced

  • Rudiments, rolls, drum-set coordination, independence

  • Wide varieties of beats and styles, including Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop, Blues, Country etc.

  • Chart reading and interpretation

  • Solo techniques

  • Recording preparation and techniques

  • Live performance preparation and techniques

  • Drum software programming and education

  • Practice techniques including focus, endurance and speed

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