Vancouver Drum Lessons

Blue Guitar Studio offers private drum lessons in Vancouver. One-on-one lessons allow our students to receive the time and attention they need with a professional instructor to advance their skills. We use two quality electronic drum kits in our studio so that students can easily watch the instructor demonstrate and then immediately try it out themselves.

Our drum lessons are tailored specifically to each individual student. Whether you’re wanting to advance your technique and theory or want to learn your favourite songs, our drum instructors ensure that your drum lesson suits your learning styles, goals, and needs. All ages and levels of drum players are welcome at our studio, whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced drummer looking to hone your skills.

Beginner/Intermediate Drum Lessons:

  • Information on buying the right drum kit – acoustic drums vs. midi drums

  • Learn how to tune your drums

  • Learn basic rudiments – single stroke, double stroke rolls, paradiddles, cymbal swells, etc..

  • Learn your favourite drum riffs

  • Learn how to read and write traditional drum notation or tab

  • Weekly speed and agility exercises

  • Introduce you to brush work

  • Develop a better understanding of rhythm and how to use drum fills effectively

  • Metronome exercises to improve overall timing and feel

  • Give you the basics on songwriting so you can contribute ideas to your band!

  • Record and produce your songs

  • Video recordings of each lesson for reference at home

Intermediate/Advanced Drum Lessons:

  • Prepare you for upcoming music exams, and college entrance exams

  • Give you a basic understanding of music theory to help you communicate with the rest of your band

  • Develop your single, double stroke rolls and paradiddles

  • Advanced brush techniques

  • Double bass techniques

  • Work on your ear training and learning to play songs by ear

  • Develop your sight reading ability

  • Learn how to play in odd time signatures and with polyrhythm’s

  • Develop your drum solos and improvising

  • Percussion techniques


  • Pro Tools, Logic or music producing, arranging, composing, writing and stage performance.