Private Drum Lessons

Ready to learn drums?  You’ve come to the right place! Whether you are a complete beginner or want to take your playing to the next level, our experienced and professional instructors can help!  With our extensive knowledge and training, there is no doubt we can help you become a
better drummer.  We offer drumset, concert & Latin Percussion training.

Percussion Classes


Frequently Asked Questions

What's the best age for a child to start drum lessons?

Typically, because of the coordination required, age 8 is the earliest age that will allow the child to get the most out of their lessons.

Do I need a drum set at home when starting lessons?

Ideally, if your child is learning drum set, you should have a set at home. If your child is taking lessons for the school band or orchestral percussion, the minimum you will need is a snare drum and drum pad (rubber mounted playing surface).

What size drum set should I buy for a child beginner?

For younger children, they will need to sit low enough for their feet to touch the pedals while also having the drums low enough and easily reachable. This is mostly determined by the bass drum size. There are a few companies that sell introductory drum sets designed for this purpose.
Any large music store will carry these, especially during the holidays. Electronic drum sets are another viable option. Just be sure that what you’re purchasing is designed to simulate an actual drum set. We are here to help with any questions you may have.

What type of drum set should I have for a beginner, acoustic or electric?

During the beginning stages of lessons, 1-2 years, either acoustic or electric will be fine (see “What size drum set should I buy for a child beginner?” for more information.)


What accessories and books will I need?

All students should have their own sticks (size 5A is recommended for beginners), a metronome, a drum pad (rubber mounted playing surface), a music stand (for home), and a manuscript notebook. For books, the student will need Stick Control, by George Lawrence Stone. Other books we will use will depend largely on the students age and interests (drum set or orchestral studies). This will be discussed during initial lesson.

Read more about our Drum Instructors:

Shawn Doolittle

How do you Schedule Lessons?

The best way is to inquire by email, fill in the contact form or call. We can easily inform you of instructor availability and assist in finding a time and day that suits your schedule.

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Lakewood Ranch
7353 International Pl
Sarasota, FL 34240

South Sarasota
7222 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231