Our instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues, and many other styles of drumming, and challenge every student with technical exercises specifically designed to improve their speed and comfort. Beginning students need only their drumsticks and a notebook, and all that’s needed for practice at home is an inexpensive drum pad. Drummers are encouraged to bring in their favorite drum parts to learn. Many of our students are band members who play in local clubs and churches.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the #1 reason to study Drums at The Kitchener Academy of Music?
Our drums instructors are warm and friendly and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student’s favorite type of music. Whether you’re playing in local bands, a seven-year-old taking their first lesson, or a fifty-year-old returning to the drums after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
What styles of Drums do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, and jazz to country, blues, and classical. Our lessons are all one-on-one, and targeted towards what you want to learn!
How qualified are your instructors?
Here at TKAM, we only hire the best drums instructors! Our instructors all have formal music education, and lessons are rooted in proper technique and theory.
What will I learn from Drum lessons at The Kitchener Academy of Music?
Our instructors challenge our students with wide-ranging technical exercises designed to improve speed and comfort. Drum language can be complex, and theory is encouraged. We encourage students to bring in their favourite drum parts to learn in their lessons.
Do I need a Drum Kit to learn the instrument?
Absolutely not! Our studio is equipped with a drum kit which is used during lessons. All you will need for your lessons is a pair of drum sticks, which can be purchased through the studio. We would recommend drum pads to practice on between lessons. Please contact us at to discuss rental options, or for retail recommendations!
How much do lessons cost?
$125/month for weekly 30 minute private lessons, with a one-time $25 registration fee. Longer lessons are available upon request, contact us at TKAMinfo@gmail.com for more information on extended lessons.