Alla's Music Studio offers drum lessons for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're looking to learn for fun or moving into music professionally, we can provide you with the teaching and direction you need to succeed. Learning drumming can help you develop your sense of rhythm, improve hand-eye coordination, improve concentration, and even assist in brain development.
Choose one of our drum teachers and book a trial lesson today to get started.
Beginner Drum Lessons
If you're a complete beginner, drum lessons are a great way to get a head start. Our drumming teachers are all passionate about the instrument they teach and dedicated to your success. While we follow a general curriculum, all your lessons will be tailored to you, your goals, skill level and more. Drumming lessons are very accessible and a great place to start for learning rhythm and timing, music theory, musical intuition and other essential skills.
If you're not sure where to start, talk to our teachers today and we can point you in the right direction.
Learn Different Styles Of Drumming
Drumming Lessons Curriculum
All our music lessons follow a curriculum based around the four main streams of musical education; classical grading, leisure grading, preparation for a professional career, and leisure only. This curriculum is affected by the goals of each student and covers everything from how to hold drumsticks and set up a drum kit, through to advanced rhythm and timing, drum techniques and more.
Why You Should Learn The Drums
- Significantly improved sense of rhythm
- Development of multi-tasking skills
- Improvements in hand-eye coordination
- Greatly assists in brain development
- Improves focus, concentration and mental acuity
- Applicable to virtually any style of music
- Stress relief
Our Drum Teachers
Dominic Stitt is a professional drummer and trumpet performer as well as a passionate instrumental teacher who has experience in tutoring children and adults for several years.
He was graduated with Bachelor in Music (Jazz & Improvisation) from University of Melbourne in 2020.
- Artist representative for Meinl Percussion Australia at AUDW expo 2018
- Alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (through audition) (2014-2015)
- Former drum student of Chris Brien, and most recorded drummer in Australia Mr. Graham Morgan
- Has performed and recorded with some of Melbourne top musicians, including ARIA award winners Barney Mcall and Daniel Merriweather
- Recipient of the 2017 University of Melbourne Marion Thomas Award Scholarship, value of $4,500 for "outstanding achievement in the field of performance and the consistency of students' studies and contribution to musical activities in the Victorian community."
Alex Pertout, percussionist- composer, educator, Senior Lecturer from Jazz & Improvisation Department Melbourne Conservatorium of Music University of Melbourne said:
"Dominic is an outstanding young drummer/percussionist with whom I have had the pleasure to engage in both as an educator - during his tenure as a remarkable student of the Jazz & Improvisation Program at the University of Melbourne - as well as a superb performing colleague in the concert stage. Dominic is a serious practitioner, his touch displays a highly developed sense of musicianship, has the potential to continue to develop skills to greater heights and is destined to enjoy an extremely successful career in the music profession at large."
Through studying music from the age of 5 Dominic has developed self-discipline, patience, communication skills and an enthusiastic attitude towards learning - these all very important skills Dominic now is passing on to his students. Dominic teaches for leisure as well as for AMEB exams including Contemporary and Rockschool types.
Andy is a multi-instrumentalist who has played the drums for over 20 years - he first picked up the sticks to enable himself to make home recordings and demos. He completed high school with a grade 8 in classical guitar and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music from Latrobe University in 1991. He teaches drums to beginner and intermediate students.
Andy employs the following teaching strategies.
- Beginner students are encouraged to explore various genres of music to establish a favourite player or style.
- Young drummers are encouraged to practice with an emphasis on developing solid rhythm by employing a metronome.
- Students are encouraged to work through songs that they enjoy.
- Andy encourages students to take Rockschool exams.
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. The NSW Tafe
- Bachelor in Contemporary Music. The Southern Cross University
- Graduate Diploma in Education (Instrumental/Classroom Music. The University of Melbourne
- Diploma in Jazz/Popular Performance. The Gordon Tafe
Grant Smith has been actively teaching music professionally for over 15 years both as a qualified Instrumental and Classroom Teacher including Primary/Secondary year levels. Throughout his teaching career Grant has taught a vast range of contemporary musical instruments including Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Drums, Ukulele and world instruments such as the Traditional Gamelan Ensemble. In 2014 Grant moved overseas to teach music at The Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) and was also part of the founding team to establish a new international campus at The Peninsula International School Australia (PISA) where he taught all music subjects from Foundation to VCE levels.
Before moving overseas in 2014 Grant was an active instrumental teacher/classroom music teacher based in Victoria and a seasoned professional musician performing regularly in Rock, Jazz and Blues bands releasing professional studio recordings and film clips. His main area of expertise is in contemporary music such as Rock, Jazz, Soul and Blues. Grant's own musical influences include Jeff Beck ( Guitar ), Marcus Miller ( Bass ), Miles Davis ( Jazz ), Steve Gadd ( Drums ), Bill Evans ( Jazz ), Eric Clapton plus film composer's Jerry Goldsmith ( Gremlins ), James Horner ( Titanic ) and John Williams ( Star Wars ). He also loves Jazz Big Band and Electronic Music.
Grant believes that 'Learning an instrument should be fun, challenging and rewarding' As a beginner/intermediate musician it is vital to learn the music you love and that inspires you to develop your skills and knowledge. Having a genuine and authentic grounding in the initial learning stages can assist in developing your own voice, tone and expression on your chosen instrument.
Music lessons with Grant is 100% student focused and includes:
- Learning your favourite songs/music in a very relaxed and professional setting.
- Techniques and Technical work such as Fingerstyle and Scale/Chord work relating to your instrument.
- Improvisation techniques such as exploring the sounds of an instrument, creating music based on a key and/or over a set chord progression, imitating what you hear, playing along with backing tracks, learning musical vocabulary via licks, basslines and phrases while developing your own expression and musical ideas.
- Genuine and authentic feedback to increase musicianship levels.
- A personally focused and supportive routine designed to work within a student's own requirements.
If you're considering drumming lessons for you or your child, Alla's Music Studio can accommodate your needs. We offer a wide range of options for lessons, including online and in-person, and can help you work out where to start.
Book a trial lesson online with no obligation to continue and start learning to play the drums today.
We offer face to face and online individual and group lessons.
We provide preparation for AMEB, ABRSM, VCE and other examinations.
We organize student's performances several times a year.
We can book music lessons for all of your children at the same day and time.
We can sell and hire music instruments and books for you from our studio.
Discounts are available for families with multiple children enrolled, as well as for multiple lessons booked in a week.