• 0422 835 857
  • Bentleigh East

    627 Centre Rd, VIC 3165

Drums Lessons For Children & Adults That Inspire Bentleigh East, Melbourne

Alla's Music Studio offers drums lessons in Melbourne for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're looking to learn for fun or move into music professionally, we can provide you with the teaching and direction you need to succeed.

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  • Drums Lessons & Tutoring

  • Learn how to play the Drums

  • Beginners to advanced Drums tutoring

  • Children & Adults Drums lessons

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Drums Lessons Melbourne

If you're a complete beginner, drums 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, your skill level and more. If you're unsure where to start, talk to our teachers today, and we can point you in the right direction.

Our Drums Teachers

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Stewart Thompson
Diploma of Music Industry (Specializing in Performance), Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Stewart started as a guitarist but shifted to drums due to his passion for rhythm. He's pursuing a Bachelor's in music performance on the drums at Box Hill Institute while gigging locally with the Jade Temper band.

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Stewart has been playing the guitar for 15 years and has a range of experience playing different styles in different bands. He is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in music performance at Box Hill Institute. Stewart’s primary goal as a teacher is to motivate his students to play, and he encourages them to take an active role in directing their learning. He likes to get new students to play some simple songs before diving into the more technical aspects of the instrument. He enjoys teaching people at any level on their journey with their instruments.


  • Diploma of Music Industry (Specializing in Performance), Box Hill Institute

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Dominic Stitt
Bachelor's in Music (Jazz & Improvisation), University of Melbourne Dominic Stitt is a professional drummer performer, passionate about teaching children and adults. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Music (Jazz & Improvisation) from the University of Melbourne in 2020. Dominic has an impressive musical background and teaches for leisure and AMEB exams, passing on valuable skills to his students.

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Dominic Stitt is a professional drummer and trumpet performer and a passionate instrumental teacher who has experience tutoring children and adults for several years. He graduated with Bachelor’s in Music (Jazz & Improvisation) from the 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 drums student of Chris Brien, and the most recorded drummer in Australia Mr Graham Morgan
  • Has performed and recorded with some of Melbourne’s top musicians, including ARIA award winners Barney Mcall and Daniel Merriweather
  • Recipient of the 2017 the University of Melbourne Marion Thomas Award Scholarship, the 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.”

Professional Drummer

Alex Pertout, percussionist- composer, educator, and Senior Lecturer from the Jazz & Improvisation Department at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music University of Melbourne, said:

“Dominic is an outstanding young drummer/percussionist with whom I have had the pleasure to engage 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, and his touch displays a highly developed sense of musicianship. He 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.”

Teaching Style

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.

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Darren Cheah
Bachelor of Applied Music - Performance, Box Hill Institute, Melbourne Darren, an accomplished musician with 13+ years of experience in drums and cajon, holds a degree in Applied Music Performance. He loves funk and incorporates its groovy style into teaching. Patient and encouraging, he personalizes lessons for students, covering fundamentals, fostering creativity for younger learners, and offering structured exam prep.

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Darren is an accomplished musician with over 13 years of experience playing the drums and cajon. He holds a degree in Applied Music Performance from Box Hill Institute, where he honed his skills and developed his passion for music. He also fell in love with the funk genre during his studies and always aims to incorporate the groove and fun rhythmic style into his teaching.

Beginner Drums Lessons

Drums lessons are a fantastic method to gain a jumpstart on the drums if you're a total novice. Learning drumming can help you develop your sense of rhythm, improve hand-eye coordination, improve concentration, and even assist in brain development.

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Learn Different Styles Of Drumming

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  • Rock
  • R&B
  • Jazz
  • World

Drumming Lessons Curriculum

All our music lessons follow a curriculum based on 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 drums kit, to advanced rhythm and timing, drums techniques and more.

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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
  • Fitness
  • FUN!
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Private Music Lessons

We offer individual music lessons of 30, 45 or 60 mins for Piano, Violin, Guitar, Voice and other musical instruments

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Student Concerts

We run student concerts in Melbourne's Kingston Town Hall

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Qualified and Experienced Music Teachers

Alla's Music Studio is filled with friendly and talented teachers who share their love for music with students
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See what our clients saying about our music lessons

12:58 03 Apr 24
have been learning piano with Michael for three years at Alla studio. i have now achieved a grade 6 in my second year which i have never dreamed of as an adult learner.. throughout my three years experience, the teachers are all very qualified and passionate at their jobs. the studio accormodatesto our needs and timetable requirement
John Nikolaou
John Nikolaou
03:30 15 Dec 23
Ned is an amazing guitar teacher to our two boys, who knows how to motivate and challenge his students. He has a lot of experience and knowledge in different genres and techniques. Alla’s Music Studio is a wonderful place to learn music, with a friendly and supportive environment, reasonable prices, and a convenient location. I highly recommend them!
Kanni MS
Kanni MS
02:04 23 Oct 23
Great music school with excellent teachers. My son enjoys his piano lessons here with Samuel, a kind and talented pianist. Thanks Samuel! Alex inspires to be like you!
Karen Utomo
Karen Utomo
07:26 19 Jul 23
The studio is very comfortable for students. And Teachers are very knowledgeable and very considerate in setting achievable goals. We could see progress and development in our son’s piano skills.The teacher we had is Gabe and some subtitute teachers such as Samuel, Alex, Adele.Note to the admin who always give reminders and care for the student’s timetable, and making sure we are happy and taken care of.
Simon Zandberg
Simon Zandberg
00:51 28 Apr 23
Although mostly servicing school-age music students, Alla's Music Studio caters for all ages and is a really well-operated music school.Jack McNamara has been giving me trumpet lessons there since mid December 2022 and I could not expect to have a better teacher.Jack is incredibly passionate not just about playing trumpet, but in imparting his knowledge and experience to others.Jack is beyond his years in maturity and ability to connect with his students.For over four months so far, he has kept me engaged and excited in learning this most difficult of instruments.The more I improve, the more he feeds my hunger for greater challenges with clever tips, tricks and things to practice between lessons.
Ping Yang
Ping Yang
04:42 22 Feb 23
Alla and her team are amazing. My little one and myself have both enjoyed the piano lessons with the teacher, Agnes, not only because she focuses on the accuracy of the notes, but the theories by showing and asking my little one to write the notes. This is something, I know, my little girl will benefit forever. Agnes is a super star, with clear instructions and encouraging tones. Thank you. Also thank you to Rita - the best assistant you can ever find in Australia!
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sushma tata
00:15 17 Feb 23
Alla’s music team is very welcoming & professional. This music studio has a very friendly atmosphere & Liam is very patient with my son. He is very skilled and focused on my son’s learning. I see my son growing in confidence in his guitar skills. Liam understands my child’s interests & not only teaches him how to play guitar with good technique, but he also encourages my child to enjoy it! Liam also emails recordings for practice. Highly recommend Liam for guitar learning.
03:55 24 Dec 22
Alla and her team have always been great at running the studio and music lessons!The teachers are top-notch and the atmosphere and presentation in the studio is always relaxed and welcoming.Margarita the receptionist is always on-point and keeps on top of things whilst Alex the IT assistant keeps tabs on the website side of things, ensuring things operate smoothly behind the scenes.Would recommend everyone in the area who has kids interested in learning to play instruments to contact this school as they're the best around!
Liyan Du
Liyan Du
11:44 17 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio! Alla and Rita and amazing, very professional and super friendly. Piano teacher Samuel is an awesome teacher, he is extremely good with teaching young children with his kindness, patience and great sense of humor. My 5-year-old loves coming every week.
Michael Weisman
Michael Weisman
08:51 14 Dec 22
Alla and staff are incredibly nice to deal with and very prompt when I have to reschedule or cancel my daughter’s piano lesson, which has happened a few times during 2022. Another good thing about the studio is that lessons continue throughout the school term breaks, unlike most other extracurricular activities. My daughter has progressed so much in the short time she’s been learning piano at the studio. It’s a testament to the expertise and professionalism of Alla and staff members. Highly recommend sending your kids to this studio!
Shai Lavi
Shai Lavi
05:17 09 Dec 22
The teachers here are incredibly patient. My 7 year old loves coming every week!
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
Dr Anushi rajapaksa
23:48 08 Dec 22
Highly recommend Alla's studio for music lessons for kids! We have been attending for a year and are so impressed with the student's achievements and teachers' dedication. Their bi-yearly concert is a culmination of this and tastement to their outstanding performance!
Odille Barry
Odille Barry
05:54 08 Dec 22
Samuel is very a talented artist and knows how to convey his passion to his students. My daughter progressed a lot and loves to play and put up her own show. Alla and Rita are very welcoming as well. Thank you for the beautiful concert and all the students played amazingly.
Amanda Peterson
Amanda Peterson
06:19 06 Dec 22
Wonderful music school. My daughter enjoys attending her lessons and has progressed so much since we started. Alla is great with her and so patient. Will definitely be continuing in 2023!
11:27 11 Oct 22
Love this school. Great teachers, and the owners are amazing. Thank you for the chats before my lesson Rita… Harry is an incredible violinist, and an awesome teacher. Alla, keep doing what you’re doing I wish you all the success!
Alex V
Alex V
04:10 14 Sep 22
My children started music lessons with Alla’s Music Studio at the beginning of 2022. All my children enjoy their music lessons and love their teachers. The teachers are very professional and friendly. The admin team is always helpful with rescheduling or arranging all make up lessons if my children are sick. The director Alla is very friendly and constantly updates me on my children's progress and is always there to help if there are any issuesOverall - great service and awesome team!!!
My son has been attending guitar lessons at Alla's for over an year by now. Great teachers and wonderful staff.Thank you Zach and Andy for guiding my son through the beginner and intermediate levels.
Joanne Chuang
Joanne Chuang
23:57 05 Sep 21
My kids are learning the flute and cello at Alla. Lovely teachers. Alla and the receptionist are absolutely wonderful. Excellent follow up and class reminders and ever so prompt to answer my questions. Thank you!!
08:15 15 May 21
Alla and her team are amazing. The service and communication are always efficient, considerate, and more importantly, super friendly and warm. Highly recommend Alla Studio to all!!
09:45 29 Apr 21
Highly recommend Alla’s music studio for kids learning instrument, always feel welcome and professional to deal with. The violin teacher Alexandra is fantastic, patient and very talented. My kid is very excited to come every week to learn the violin.
Anshul Bhargava
Anshul Bhargava
08:13 25 Apr 21
Alla is very talented and experienced teacher. We saw our son’s inclination towards music and were able to expose him to music at Alla’s.She guided us on how to setup a routine for him and get the best out of him.
03:12 13 Apr 19
Very professional. Great communication between Alla, teachers and parents. Very happy we have found a music school where you know your children will learn from the best.
Tim Deller
Tim Deller
05:51 30 Oct 18
Wonderful teachers and welcoming school for all age groups and skill levels.
Warren Everitt
Warren Everitt
07:23 25 Oct 18
Have been taking my son to Alla's for piano lessons over the last 2 years. He has really progressed. Our teacher is extremely experienced and super friendly. Boris who manages everything out front is really helpful and extremely nice on all occasions. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for lessons for their kids.
Andrew Dobrowolski
Andrew Dobrowolski
07:23 27 Sep 18
Fantastic music school, the kids love having a concert at the end of each year to look forward to!
Denis Frolow
Denis Frolow
10:36 10 Jan 18
Very good music studio for kids and adults. Works 6 days a week. Experienced teachers and kind and friendly staff.
Oliver Menhennitt
Oliver Menhennitt
02:04 30 Nov 16
Amazing! The staff were fantastic, they held an amazing concert at the end of the year. Definitely recommend.
Rawin Takshak
Rawin Takshak
04:21 10 Apr 16
Plenty of options, highly experienced staff, conveniently located and run by someone who live and breathe music.
Sally Smith
Sally Smith
02:50 08 Jun 12
One of the parents asked me to wright a review about Alla’s Music Sudio, so here it is. I have 3 kids who are all into music. My daughter, the oldest, plays violin both the traditional and Suzuki method. My oldest son plays acoustic piano, keyboard and every other musical instrument which has keys on it, and my little son plays drums. Many years ago when my kids were just starting to take music lessons, finding a good music teacher for each instrument was not easy, and then driving the kids to different places for their music lessons was like having a full-time job. Fortunately, this has changed after we found Alla’s Music Studio. The studio provides musical education for all ages, all instruments and all methods. The teachers are all experienced musicians. I was able to book music lessons for my kids so that they all have it on the same day at the similar time. I leave my kids at the music school and then pick them up after the lesson; I have more free time now to do whatever I need. The school is in the short driving distance from Ormond, where we currently live. I’ve met some parents who are based in Balaclava, Malvern and Caulfield, and a happy to drive the kids which is still only 15 mins drive from where they are. If you are living in one of the below suburbs and looking for a music teacher for private or group lessons, I think that Alla’s music school would be one stop for all your child’s music education. Brighton, Highett, Murrumbeena, Clayton, Cheltenham, Hughesdale and Oakleigh. They also have a website with the pricing info, holiday program, etc..
Tanya Fel
Tanya Fel
04:48 10 Apr 12
Alla’s Music Studio was recommended to me by a friend. I was looking for a good and affordable piano teacher in Bentleigh, and when I met Alla I felt confident that my son will receive the music education on the professional level. We have been attending Alla’s Music Studio for about 4 months now and my son’s piano skills have certainly improved. I would recommend this service to any parent who is currently looking for a professional music school around Bentleigh area in Melbourne
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Drums Lessons FAQ

Can you teach yourself drums?

While self-guided learning to play the drums is achievable with dedication and persistence, partnering with an experienced instructor will significantly enhance your progress. Despite the plethora of online resources, such as videos, books, and guides, nothing quite compares to the personalized attention and expertise offered by a professional teacher. Invest in your drumming journey by seeking expert guidance, and watch your skills flourish beyond your expectations.

Are drums easy or hard to learn?

Drums are exceptionally challenging to master. Any instrument follows a similar path to mastery. Getting good at it will take time, patience, and practice, just like learning anything else of value.

Do drummers read music?

Does knowing how to read music scores mean you can't play the drums? To play the drums, musical literacy is not required. As a matter of fact, many successful musicians (including some great drummers) can't read music yet nonetheless have successful careers in the field. The ability to read music is icing on the cake once you've mastered the basics of listening and "feeling" the rhythm.

Is drumming good for your brain?

Improve Memory and Learning, and Score Higher on Tests

An individual's IQ can rise due to this kind of mental exercise. Playing the drums has been shown to improve math skills because drummers are always counting. Fractions, frequencies, and intervals can all be better grasped through the medium of drumming.

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