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Toronto Drum Lessons

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Elite Music Academy

Our Drum Lessons

Discover Your Drumming Potential with a Trial Lesson in Toronto.

Discover the dynamic world of drumming with our no-obligation trial lesson. In this session, you’ll have the chance to meet our seasoned instructor, who will guide you through the basics and help you determine if drum lessons in Toronto are the perfect fit for you before committing to our program. Feel free to ask questions, discuss your goals, and share your aspirations as you embark on this exciting rhythmic journey. Don’t hesitate – ignite your passion for drumming and experience the incredible power of percussion today with our tailored trial lesson!

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Our Lessons

In-Studio | Online | In Your Home

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Experience the magic of music at one of our three vibrant locations in Toronto. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide an inspiring atmosphere where you can learn, grow, and connect with our community of dedicated music enthusiasts.

student playing the drums during a online drum lesson in Toronto


Learn from the comfort of your own home with our engaging and interactive online lessons. Through high-quality video conferencing tools, we bring our expert teaching right to you, offering the flexibility you need in today’s fast-paced world.

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In Your Home

Our highly-qualified instructors can come to you so you can enjoy the ultimate convenience with our lessons in your home. This option combines the comfort of learning at home with the personalized touch of our expert face-to-face instruction.

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Drum Lessons

Embark on a drumming adventure with Elite Music Academy’s Toronto Drum Lessons, tailored for beginners to advanced percussionists of all ages. Our top-notch facilities and highly qualified drum teachers ensure a fulfilling and rewarding learning experience. Our instructors, handpicked for their outstanding education and experience, excel in various drumming styles and connect with students to ignite a lifelong love for drumming. We focus on techniques, rhythm, coordination, and musical expression, striking a balance between disciplined practice and exhilarating performance. We offer in-studio, in-home, and online lessons for your convenience, allowing you to learn at your preferred pace and location. Our flexible formats guarantee access to Toronto’s highest-quality drum education. By choosing Elite Music Academy, you’re investing in exceptional education and joining a vibrant community of musicians who share your passion. Experience the best in drum lessons for adults, in-home sessions, and online classes with our tailored approach and expert guidance.

Private drum lessons for all ages, styles, and abilities. We teach drum lessons for electric, bass, classical, acoustic, and flamenco.

A One-Of-A-Kind Music School

At Elite Music Academy, we understand the importance of performance-based education, which is why our drum lessons in Toronto stand out from the rest. Our talented instructors provide students with ample opportunities to showcase their skills at some of the city’s coolest venues. And with our winter and spring showcases, drum students have the chance to take the stage on a professional platform.

For those seeking top-notch drum lessons in Toronto, look no further. Our experienced teachers are dedicated to helping each student reach their full potential, whether you’re just starting out or looking to enhance your skills. And with a supportive music community, you’ll have ample opportunities to perform and grow as a drummer.

To ensure a seamless fit, new students have the option to schedule trial drum lessons with their preferred instructor. And for those looking to explore other instruments, we offer lessons in bass, ukulele, and mandolin. Join the Elite Music Academy family today and elevate your drumming skills to new heights.

Top 10 Reasons to Learn How to Play a Drum


Studying drums increases cognitive development in kids and adults.


Learning music is a top 10 stress reliever.


Shredding boosts hand agility and fine motor skills (and looks very cool).


Learn to play drums, and you’ll always be needed in rock bands.


It’s the best instrument for attracting a girlfriend or boyfriend!


The drums are expressive, they can always make a statement.


Rebel against your parents (or your kids!)


Be the heart of the party. People are drawn toward drummers in social situations.


Electric drums are portable and affordable!


Drums will bring the crowd on a beach or street corner!

Be Part of a Band!

Unleash Your Inner Rockstar: Join a Band and Rock the Toronto Music Scene. Step into the spotlight and experience the thrill of live performance with our Toronto drum lessons, specifically designed to help aspiring drummers like you take center stage at some of the city’s most popular clubs, theaters, and cafes. Our programs and summer camps focus on developing musicianship, refining your playing skills, and fostering a fun-filled, immersive environment where you can let loose and rock out.

By learning and performing some of the greatest hits in rock & roll history, you’ll hone your listening and playing skills, deepening your understanding of rhythm, dynamics, and teamwork. These experiences not only help you grow as a drummer but also as a well-rounded musician, capable of adapting to various styles and situations.

At our studios, we believe in creating a fun, supportive, and immersive musical experience that caters to drummers of all levels. Our expert instructors work closely with you, offering personalized guidance and encouragement every step of the way. They will help you build a solid foundation in technique, timing, and groove, while also nurturing your unique style and creative expression.

In addition to our Rock Band Program and Summer Camps, we offer regular performance opportunities throughout the year, ensuring you have ample chances to showcase your progress and gain invaluable stage experience. These events not only boost your confidence but also allow you to connect with a network of like-minded musicians, inspiring you to push your boundaries and reach new heights in your drumming journey.

So, whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced drummer looking to challenge yourself, our Toronto drum lessons provide the perfect platform to unleash your inner rockstar. Dive into a world of rhythmic exploration, creative collaboration, and unforgettable memories, as you join a band and rock the Toronto music scene with confidence and flair.

Embrace your passion for drumming and become part of a thriving musical community, united by a shared love for the beat, the groove, and the sheer joy of making music together. Don’t wait any longer – grab your sticks, join a band, and let’s rock Toronto!

Affordable Drum Lessons. Toronto’s Top Drum Teachers

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Our Exceptional Drum Teachers

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

At Elite Music Academy, we pride ourselves on assembling the most qualified drum teachers in Toronto, meticulously chosen based on the highest possible standards in education and experience. Our rigorous selection process ensures that each instructor possesses a solid educational foundation, with formal training from renowned music institutions and comprehensive knowledge of various drumming styles, techniques, and pedagogy. This strong background enables our teachers to effectively impart their wisdom, ensuring our students receive a well-rounded and engaging drum education. Experience plays a vital role in our recruitment process. Our instructors are seasoned musicians who have honed their skills through years of practice, performance, and teaching. They bring a wealth of practical knowledge to our students, offering insights into the nuances of drumming that can only be gained through time and dedication. In addition to their qualifications, our teachers possess a unique ability to connect with and inspire students. Their passion, empathy, and adaptability create a personalized learning experience that caters to each student’s individual needs and goals. By entrusting your drumming journey to our exceptional instructors, you can be confident that you are receiving top-tier instruction and guidance on your path to rhythmic success.

Our Reviews

Elite Music Academy
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sarena knapiksarena knapik
19:39 23 Jun 23
Learned how to play the ukulele this spring. Todd was very good as an instructor - and even though I was a lazy student (didn't do much practising 🙁 , I learned how to play - despite myself! Now, That's! amazing. Was a fun set of sessions.
kelly vlassopouloskelly vlassopoulos
02:13 28 Jan 23
Elite is a great place to learn music! With a wonder group of talented musicians! My daughter loves going to her classes. Her teachers have all been so kind, friendly and professional!
Todd LefeverTodd Lefever
17:19 17 Jul 16
I have had the privilege of teaching guitar lessons and rock band classes at Elite Music Academy and being a rock camp instructor at Toronto Music Camp since 2008. Elite is a great place to work. The owners are friendly and supportive. The staff is pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The other instructors are top notch professionals who are a joy to work with. I can't say enough about the talented students I have had at Elite over the years. Their eagerness to learn, and the interaction I have with them, has been very motivating and inspiring for me. I hope to be a part of the great team at Elite for many more years.Todd Lefever
Vasili FrimisVasili Frimis
04:52 15 Aug 13
Love This place. It has 2 great owners and many wonderful teachers who will teach you everything you need to know about your instrument. it has many great programs such as rock which is run during the year and the Toronto Music Camp which is run in the summer for 5 weeks and is one of my favourite programs the school has. I have been with the school for lessons, rock band and the Toronto Music Camp for about 4 years and i love it. Elite Music Academy is one of the best music schools in Toronto and it always will be. i recommend this place to anyone who wants to take music lessons.
Torva LoganTorva Logan
22:39 08 May 13
My daughter took piano and voice lessons at Elite and attended their Toronto Music Camp for two summers. She loved her teachers and has passed her RCM exams rather quickly. Her teachers mixed the lessons with classical training and pop music to keep it interesting while still providing a solid music foundation. Their store is warm and welcoming; the owners obviously have a passion for what they do. I also loved how they got the kids performing out in the community and recording their music. Seeing my daughter finally perform on a professional stage made all the back and forth to lessons worth it.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’d love to hire a qualified female drum teacher – if one applied. We strongly encourage females take drum lessons.
Yes! What’s the point in learning drums if you can’t show off? We’re a performance based music school!
We’ve put together some drum lesson practice tips but you can always buy an electric kit with headphones.
For starters, helping you unlearn all the mistakes you’ve taught yourself. Learning drums by yourself isn’t a good idea.
For starters, helping you unlearn all the mistakes you’ve taught yourself. Learning drums by yourself isn’t a good idea.
Adults face different challenges than kids when taking drum lessons for the first time. Here some great tips to succeed.
Want some extra help learning to play drums online? Get free drum lessons and tutorials here: DrumsPlayerWorld.com
We’ve written extensively on the benefit of music lessons for children with ADHD. Research has shown it can grow new brain fibre connections in the area of the brain that is typically underdeveloped in children with ADHD.

Contact Information

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March Break Camp Links

March break camp: Click here.

Summer Camp Links

July 8-12

Sax violin spot: Click here
Drum spot: Click here.
Guitar spot: Click here.
Bass guitar spot: Click here.
Piano/Keys spot: Click here.
Singer spot: Click here.

July 15-19

Sax violin spot: Click here
Drum spot: Click here.
Guitar spot: Click here.
Bass guitar spot: Click here.
Piano/Keys spot: Click here.
Singer spot: Click here.

July 22-26

Sax violin spot: Click here
Drum spot: Click here.
Guitar spot: Click here.
Bass guitar spot: Click here.
Piano/Keys spot: Click here.
Singer spot: Click here.

Aug 12-16

Sax violin spot: Click here
Drum spot: Click here.
Guitar spot: Click here.
Bass guitar spot: Click here.
Piano/Keys spot: Click here.
Singer spot: Click here.

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