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In Person Lessons

 

I teach drum lessons in Bowmanville, ON. at Hands On Music. Currenlty there is some availability on Tuesday night -  half-hour, 45 mins and hour lessons available once a week. You must book 4 at the start of the month to maintain your time slot. A 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect. If you need to cancel a lesson, please notify me at least one day ahead. This pre-paid lesson will then be carried over to the following month.

I also teach at Stouffville Music and Dance Academy, and there is some availability on Saturday's.

I can also come to you for in-home lessons in the Whitby/Oshawa and Clarington/Bowmanville areas.
 

For more information like cost and availability please email dan@drdrumming.com, or call 905-449-6309.

Online Lessons

 

1st half-hour lesson - $15, after that $20 each. Or book a 4 lesson package (one half-hour a week) for $70

Also available: 45 minute lessons for $30.

Djembe and Conga Lessons

 

In the last few years I have delved into hand drumming, specifically with Afro-Cuban congas and African djembe. I am now able to offer lessons on both, including traditional and popular Afro-Cuban rhythms for Conga.

My Approach To One-On-One Lessons


I believe anyone can learn to be rhythmic and play drums in one form or another. For drum set, I provide a balanced approach of understanding technique and groove, with emphasis on playing by ear and feeling the beat. I use a mixture of my own material and other books, and playing along to music, and work together with each student to develop their skill, style, and confidence.

I also teach basic hand drumming technique, usually on a djembe or similar type of drum. On your own, hand drumming can be meditative and healing, providing a path into a peaceful realm away from hectic life. If you are interested in tapping into your inner drummer, please get in touch.