In Person Lessons Have Resumed!


Drum lessons at Hands On Music in Bowmanville on Monday's and Tuesday's is back, following the proper physical distancing guidelines. The room is set up with 2 drum kits spaced 2 meters apart. We ask that you wear a mask and bring your own sticks. The room will be cleaned regularly, and sanitizer is available on site. If you are not comfortable coming to the store, I also do in-house lessons where I can come to you. If you aren't comfortable with either of those options, please see below for information about online/video lessons using Zoom.

Great Pricing for Online Video 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.

**NEW** - Now Offering 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.

Availability and Booking

Monday's and Tuesday's in Bowmanville, ON. at Hands On Music. Half-hour and hour lessons available once a week. 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.

Wednesday or Thursday I can bring the lessons to you if you have drums. This is limited to Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice, and surrounding areas.  


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

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.

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