Drum Lessons


(For ages 6 and up)

Looking for drum lessons in Georgetown?   Our drum instructors teach pop, rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles.  Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge each drum student with technical exercises designed to improve their speed and comfort.   Drum students are encouraged to bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in the lessons.  It’s important to learn what you want to learn.   You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take drum lessons.  New drum students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for about $25.00.  Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drum Lessons at The Academy of Music:

What do you learn in your drum lessons?

That’s one of the most popular questions asked by new drum students. Our drum teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal needs and goals.

We do not treat every drum lesson student the same in terms of what and how we teach.

An eight year old having their first lesson will have very different needs than a forty year old taking up drums later in life after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the Academy of Music for your drum lessons, is that we understand that every student is an individual.

If you take drum lessons here, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At your first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

What styles of drums do you teach?
We teach all styles from pop, rock,  metal, jazz, country, blues, and classical.

Are your drum instructors qualified?

Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as York University, Western University, Humber College, Mohawk College, and the University of Toronto. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of Canada, and the US, and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.


Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


$36.00 / 30 minutes
$72.00 / 60 minutes (Recommended for the serious student)

Private Music Lessons

Monday – Thursday 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 2:30pm

A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration)

Music lessons are HST exempt
Fees must be paid by auto debit or pre-authorized credit card at time of registration

Interested in a different instrument?

We offer a wider variety of instruments to choose from: