10 Best Places for Drum Lessons in Singapore to Hit Your First Drum Beat [2024]

Here are the 10 Best Places for Drum Lessons in Singapore to play your heart out!

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10 Best Places for Drum Lessons in Singapore
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Why drum lessons? Why learn to play the drums at all?

When it comes to learning a new instrument, most people will opt for a guitar or a keyboard/piano, but few consider the drums. Perhaps it’s because of the position of the drummer on stage (yes, often on a platform, but typically behind the other band members), perhaps the melody line (either by vocalists, guitarists, or keyboardists) is usually remembered more than the rhythm?

Famous Drummers

I’ve never really understood why though – just take a look at some of these amazing drummers: John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), “the Human Timekeeper” Al Jackson Jr, Steward Copeland (The Police), Benny Benjamin, Ringo Starr (The Beatles), Dave Grohl (Nirvana), Elvin Jones (John Coltrane Quartet), Maureen “Moe” Tucker (Velvet Underground), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Phil Collins (Genesis), Yoshiki Hayashi (X Japan), and many others!

Clearly, not only does playing drums help to make you look cool, but it also makes you feel good. Did you know that the act of hitting the drums actually makes your body release endorphins, just like that of a high-intensity physical workout? In addition, drumming also builds your coordination and relieves stress.

Parents might be pleased to note that, music training generally improves learning as well – the longer students practice music the stronger the impact will be on their academic achievements!

Choices, choices, choices…

With quite the number of music schools to choose from, there’ll probably be some questions they might ask when you enquire with them, so that they’d know how to better assist you in this endeavour:

  • Is there a short-term objective, or long-term life goal you’re looking to achieve? After some time going for drum lessons, what do you envision yourself doing?
  • Do you want to be able to perform just one particular song well for a special item/event (short-term), or do you envision yourself performing live in front of a crowd (long-term)?
  • What’s your current level of experience: a total beginner with little to no coordination, currently managing at 3/4 time, starting to dive other genres and styles, or a frequent stage performer looking for a drum coach to really control and fine-tune your chops to bring your performance to the next level?
  • How’s your timeline?
  • Would there possibly be periodic opportunities to perform in front of a small crowd, or more?

Want to be that cool kid who steals the hearts of everyone at that night party? Or do you wish to learn a new and unique instrument just for yourself? If so, this list of the 10 Best Places for Drum Lessons in Singapore will definitely help you.

1. My Drum School (MDS)

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Voted “Best In Drumming” by Parents World 2015
– Top 10 of Asia Award
– Singapore Quality Brand Award
– Featured in the press on various occasions
Location51 Upper Serangoon Road
#03-06, Cheers The Poiz Centre
Singapore 347697
+65 8799 9779
Opening HoursMon – Fri:
10am – 10pm

9am – 10pm

9am – 5pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews33 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars) 

Established in 2007, MDS has been in operation for more than 10 years in the music industry and has won many awards such as “Best In Drumming” by Parents World 2015 and the Top 10 of Asia Award throughout the years.

A well-established drum school that has helped more than 3000 drummers to date, MDS will provide you with the best quality drumming experience to kickstart your new journey.

2. DrumTannery

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Specialised Drum Syllabus
– Exclusive Online Supplementary Exercises
– 1-on-1 drum lessons
– Affordable cost
Location35 Selegie Road
Singapore 188307
+65 9199 9189
Opening HoursDaily
10am – 10pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews40 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars) 

Fundamentally focused on bringing you the most effective yet affordable drumming experience, DrumTannery offers 1-on-1 drum lessons based on the specialised drum syllabus.

If you’re a beginner unsure how drum lessons are conducted, DrumTannery also offers a free trial for all first-time customers!

3. Cristofori Music Showroom & Music School (Bishan)

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Dedicated teachers
– Learn via graded institutional courses
– Comprehensive and versatile technique
– Quality education at affordable rates
– Young Parents Enrichment Stars 2018
-Young Parents SG Parens’ Choice 2019 & 2020
Location9 Bishan Place
#04 02D, Junction 8
Singapore 579837
+65 6951 0620
Opening HoursMon:
12pm – 9.30pm

Tues – Fri:
11am – 9.30pm

Sat & Sun:
9am – 9.30pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews127 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars) 

Cited as the No. 1 Children’s Music School by Singapore Parents, Cristofori’s drum lessons offers a quality education at affordable rates for kids through step-by-step lesson plans and comprehensive, versatile techniques.

From debut to Grade 8, Cristofori’s graded drum course will take your kids to the next level and broaden their music repertoire and help them to cut it in any session or stage in the world.

4. Drum Tutor

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Offers curriculum for students across all levels
– Lessons are solely based on the pace of the student’s learning ability
– Proprietary lessons
– Certified instructors
– Over 10,000 drum lessons conducted
Location200 Turf Club Road
Singapore 287994
+65 9666 4979

Opening HoursMon:
10am – 8pm

Tues – Fri:
10am – 9pm

Sat & Sun:
9am – 8pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews14 Google reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars) 

Established in 2016, Drum Tutor has conducted more than 10,000 drum lessons for students across all levels to date.

No matter whether you’re a rookie drummer learning the drums for the first time or an experienced drummer who wishes to achieve a milestone, Drum Tutor has the perfect curriculum tailored to your needs, including classes that prepares you for grading examinations.

5. Studio72

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Stylish upscale learning environment
– Professional and well-crafted lessons by veteran musicians and qualified mentors
– Flexible sessions orchestrated to suit your busy schedule
– Lessons that are tailored to various skill level and ambitions
Location24B Circular Road
Singapore 049380
+65 9322 7272
Opening HoursMon – Fri:
12.30pm – 9pm

10am – 7pm

11am – 8pm
Online Ratings/Reviews13 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars) 

At Studio72, you will be taught strong drum theory, drum techniques, practical drum methods, and percussion techniques under the guidance of very proficient mentors and experts in the field.

Offering lesson plans tailored to your individual abilities and learning styles, the teachers at Studio72 will help you expand your proficiency in drumming and bring out your best in you.

6. J Music

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Catered for Working Adults
– Easy-to-Follow
– No Musical Background Needed
– Cost-effective
Location865 Mountbatten Road
#02-47, Katong Shopping Centre
Singapore 437844
+65 9698 8069

[email protected]
Opening HoursMon & Sun:

Tues – Fri:
2pm – 9pm

9.30am – 1.15pm
Online Ratings/Reviews30 Google reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars) 

At J Music, you will be provided with a simple drum syllabus written in accordance with the guidelines from Trinity College London for easy and cost-effective learning.

With a focus on drums lessons catered for working adults, you will be taught using an easy-to-follow learning curriculum and the latest drum apps and high-end drum kit for a quality learning experience.

7. Drumstruck Studios

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Offers a balanced teaching syllabus that reaches out to students on an individual basis
– Amazing record of 100% students passing rate for exams
– State of the art facilities & high-end instruments
– Biennial students recital & opportunities to perform live
– Free studio rental for own practice sessions
– Flexible lessons
Location107 North Bridge Road
#04-15, Funan
Singapore 179105
+65 6336 4636

[email protected]
Opening HoursMon – Fri:
12pm – 9pm

Sat & Sun:
10am – 7pm
Online Ratings/Reviews29 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars) 

Offering flexible lessons that cater to students availabilities, Drumstruck Studios provides individual classes for all ages.

Drumstruck Studios has passionate, experienced and internationally certified instructors who will offer you lesson plans tailored to your individual pace and train you professionally for graded exams.

In addition, all students may call and book the studios for their own practice and participate in various instrument workshops conducted during the June school holidays – all for free!

8. Drum Prodigy Singapore (DPSG)

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Wide variety of programmes designed for diverse abilities and age groups
– Social enterprise of raiSE
– Provides training and employment opportunities for adults with special needs
LocationBlk 620 Hougang Avenue 8
Singapore 530620
+65 8661 5107
Opening HoursMon & Wed:

1pm – 8.30pm

10am – 7.30pm

1pm – 8.30pm

8.30am – 6.30pm

8.30am – 3pm
Online Ratings/ReviewsGoogle reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars) 

A music academy with a mission to provide music education and wellness programmes in an inclusive, positive and non-competitive environment, Drum Prodigy Singapore offers various programmes catered to different groups of learners. This includes drum camps and workshops that are fun and different from your usual classroom learning.

Being a social enterprise of raiSE, DPSG is also a Business For Good that provides training and employment opportunities for those with special needs.

9. Bozzworkz Music Studio

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Graded exams (Trinity College London Drum Kit or Rock & Pop Exams)
– Versatile instructors who have many years of experience in drumming
– Lessons are tailored to individual learning ability and aptitude
Location35 Selegie Road
#01-20/21, Parklane Shopping Mall
Singapore 188307
+65 9747 1588

[email protected]
Online Ratings/Reviews13 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars) 

Offering lessons to individuals from beginner to advanced levels, Bozzworkz Music Studio offers not only offers your usual weekly lessons but also weekday drum camps that are an hour long per day, followed by all the practice you can take for 3 or 5 consecutive days.

You will be taught by versatile instructors who have many years of experience in drumming who will tailor the lesson curriculum to your individual learning ability and aptitude.

10. Hei Drums Singapore

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Type of informationDetails
Key Features– For all ages and skill levels
– Lessons are tailored for maximal learning with minimal effort towards excellence
– Initial assessment to better understand your learning style and goals
– Free trial and craft drum lessons
Location50 Tagore Lane
#02-10D, Entrepreneur Centre
Singapore 787494
+65 9787 4603
Opening HoursMon:

Tues – Thur:
10am – 11pm

10am – 11.30pm

Sat & Sun:
9am – 11pm
Online Ratings/ReviewsGoogle review (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars) 

Hei Drums, where “Hei” stands for Headway, Excellence & Inclusiveness, provides drum lessons that are designed to bring out the best of your capabilities with minimal effort.

You will first be given an initial assessment at the drum academy to understand your learning style and goals better. From there, your teachers and mentors will craft a lesson plan according to bring out your best potential.


Do you have any reviews and comments to share regarding our choices for the best drum lessons in Singapore? While SBO is committed to supporting our local businesses, we welcome any feedback and anonymous sharing regarding your experience with the listed places.

We hope this guide will be useful in helping you make an informed decision when selecting a music school to go for drum classes. If you’re looking to be a singer however, our list of suggestions for singing lessons might interest you.

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