Whenever you find a great band, there’s always a great drummer behind it.


No one drives a band harder, or is more responsible for dynamic contrast, solid tempos and a great feel then the drummer behind the kit. Of course there’s a lot more to playing the drums then just keeping the beat. It is complex combination of tone, timbres, and rhythms, mixed together into a powerful blend through hand, eye & foot coordination.

Drum lessons at the Uptown Music Collective start from the bottom up, teaching students the rudiments and fundamental beats. Then building on that foundation to teach fills, poly-rhythmic ideas,  and more complex grooves. Students also have regular opportunities to perform with groups through the schools workshops and performance programs.

Meet Our Drum Teachers: