Interested in starting drum lessons?
Contact us today to book drum lessons in Melbourne with The SoundLab! No matter your age, style, ability or experience, we have the lessons and a drum set for you to hone your craft.
Drum Lessons Melbourne
Drum at your own beat with The SoundLab.
All ages, all abilities, all musical tastes. The SoundLab Melbourne offers personalised drum lessons in person or online lessons, to help you achieve your unique goals.
Whatever your current skill level, from beginner to advanced, we’ll level up your drum practice. Whether it’s learning drumming fundamentals in your first lesson or you’re diving back into playing the drums.
Our lessons are on high-end all-mesh electronic drum kits. For those looking for the acoustic experience, we also have hybrid kit options incorporating a snare and cymbals to get the full effect.
How we work with you
What are our methods?
Assessing your level - Beginner to advanced students
First, we assess your current level of playing ability and create a tailored program designed to teach you at the right pace, with the right objectives in mind.
Developing your skills - Private lessons & learning songs
Once we’ve assessed your drumming skill levels, we pair you with one of our expert drum teachers. They provide the knowledge, expertise and support you need to develop important skills and techniques, from beginners to advanced. We want you to be a complete musician capable of being a key member of a band, not just a technician who can play the drums by themselves.
Applying your skills - playing guitar & live performance!
Once you've mastered an appropriate level of drums, we have the industry connections to help you achieve your musical ambitions whether that be in a band, onstage, composing soundtracks or writing your own songs. Want to show off your progress? At The SoundLab, we also host an end-of-year concert which gives you a chance to show off your new skills and meet like-minded people.
Drums by nature are meant to be heard in group
settings; it isn’t just about playing an instrument, it’s about being part of a musical community and working with a team.
Learn to play, your way – Drum Lessons Melbourne
What do I need to know?
Learn the songs you love
Whether you’re looking to walk in the footsteps of Ringo Starr or forge your own path with your own style. Before you head to your drum lesson, we encourage new students to think about what genre they’re most interested in playing. We know it’s easier and more enjoyable when we’re helping you learn the songs you love to listen to.
We've got you covered.
The SoundLab’s lessons are conducted electronically, our Drum Lab is decked out with state-of-the-art Roland TDK-11kV electronic drum kits. The electronic drums have mesh heads so they feel and respond just like acoustic drums, right in your headphones or our Drum Lab’s PA. Our kits are ready to rock, so if you don’t have an acoustic kit at home you can still get a feel for how an acoustic kit feels and how it projects sound in a room. Perhaps you’re a needing something to practise on at home? Visit our store!
Get a glimpse of our philosophy
Improve concentration, memory and coordination, switch off from the chaos around us, or relish in the challenge of learning and crafting a new skill.
Drum Classes FAQs
How long does it take to become a competent drummer?
Becoming a competent drummer is an exciting journey that can take varying amounts of time epending on the individual"s aptitude and dedication. Many people choose to take drumming classes from experienced instructors, as this can help them to learn the proper techniques faster by taking advantage of the instructor's expertise.
Taking classes also allows for more personalised instruction and practical application. However, for those who prefer self-guided learning or are unable to attend traditional classes, taking a few lessons or reading up on drumming fundamentals can be a great way for beginners to hit the ground running in their drumming journey. Whichever route you take, with enough dedication and motivation becoming an awesome drummer is definitely achievable!
Generally, it will take two years for the drum player to learn to play the drums. Take classes, practice consistently, and you’ll be rocking out on the drum kit in no time.
How do I find a good drum teacher?
Look for an experienced teacher whose recommendation comes from others with similar skills. By taking our drum classes in Melbourne, you can interact with the teacher one-on-one and get a sense of their teaching style.
With the right teacher, taking classes not only provides an opportunity to learn from someone more experienced, but it also allows you to develop new skills and understanding of rhythm instruments.
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A Free & Comprensive Guide to the Benefits of Learning Music
We have taken decades of music learning concepts and put it together in this eBook especially for you.
If you’re interested in learning a musical instrument or singing, our eBook is a must read for anyone looking to grow to their full music learning potential.