At WIMA, our teachers teach beginners the basics of music theory, stick control, and the main playing techniques for their musical awakening. With our drum lessons in Montreal, drummers of all levels will work to improve their sense of rhythm and their passion for music. They will be able to taste several musical genres and touch a wide range of styles of music (pop, rock, jazz & swing, blues, funk, progressive, metal, Latin music, etc.).


Drum lessons in Montreal for all levels

Do you dream of playing the drums? Or are you an amateur drummer and want to improve your skill levels? Enroll at WIMA! Whether you are a beginner or experienced, we offer you a wide variety of lessons tailored to your level.

The drum equipment at WIMA studios

All WIMA studios are equipped with drums, cymbals, music stands, and other percussion equipment. All you have to do is bring your drumsticks, your sheet music, and your good mood! You are ready to explore some beautiful music rhythms with an amazing teacher.


Supporting materials for drum lessons

Depending on the student’s drumming skills, our teachers use different method books. The teachers will also adapt the sheet music of the students’ favourite songs using notation specific to the drums or electronic drum. Students will have to bring their school bag and music paper.


Drum lessons in Montreal accessible to everyone at all levels

At WIMA, we teach drumming techniques to children, teenagers, and adults. Beginners as well as seasoned drummers are welcome to take drums lessons. We try to form homogenous groups and adapt the content of the lessons as well as the teaching style to create musical experiences tailored to the profiles and levels of the students.




Drum lessons in Montreal

Drum playing techniques

The drum is a very physical instrument, and poor technique can lead to injuries. With a few hours per week, students will learn a musical style and how to play without injuring their hands, arms, and back, as well as how to “hit hard” without hurting themselves. Each week of practice will allow the students to learn different techniques for exploring rhythms, such as the basics, independence, solos, the double bass drum pedal, and improvisation, to name just a few.


The advantages of a drum lesson in Montreal

WIMA offers you drum lessons at 3 music schools in Montreal: Côte Saint-Luc, Pointe-Claire, and Beaconsfield. Do you want to learn how to play the drums? By enrolling in the one nearest you, you have every chance of being diligent and progressing quickly after a few weeks of practice!


Drum courses reviews from our students

The students who take drum lessons in Montreal at one of our 3 schools appreciate our teaching method and our adaptability. Our teachers always make sure to keep the lessons fun and often share their passion with the students for a few hours a week. We will start with basic drum beats and then continue with more advanced skills.


Find a drum lesson in Montreal

If you are looking for drum lessons in Montreal, WIMA is the music school you need. We offer you 3 schools:

WIMA offers drum lessons that allow you to take advantage of:

  • Our drums, which are available to learn to play in our studios
  • The expertise of our teachers, who are professional musicians
  • Lessons with a relaxed atmosphere

Enrol in the WIMA music school for drum lessons

Have you decided to take weekly lessons in Montreal? Don’t wait any longer; contact us to enrol in one of the three WIMA music schools. We are waiting for you now in our fully equipped studios for either group classes or private drum lessons to explore rhythms with an excellent instructor. Just take your drumsticks with you and join us!

Drum teachers

Alex-Lepanto-HeadshotAlex is a composer, drummer, and educator from Montreal. His experience as a sideman has led him to perform across a wide range of genres, with performances at the Montreal, Ottawa and Detroit jazz festivals, the Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals, and various local venues and theaters around Montreal 

After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, he attended the University of Michigan where he received a Masters in Music Improvisation. He has had the opportunity to study with a wealth of acclaimed musicians from around the world including South Indian percussion master Ganesh Kumar, who Alex performed with as an assistant clinician at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2022.

Alex teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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imageMusic has seeped through my entire life and I feel that same connection with everyone that has ever heard music. Anyone that has heard it can learn music, and there is no clear line for any education. To form our connections with music and real life and how the beat and rhythm goes on is an essential pillar to my ideologies in the art of music and music making.

I have a graduate college certificate in Music Performance from Holland College School of Performing Arts, which included performance, theory, and business courses in all styles of popular music. I studied guitar privately from ages seven to nineteen, drumkit from ages ten to seventeen, Celtic & pipe band snare drum from ages fourteen to eighteen, and orchestral percussion from ages sixteen until eighteen.  Outside of professional training, I have performed in a multitude of musical groups from independent to professional touring and/or residencies over the course of the past twelve years.

Alex teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Ian@CommodoreIan has been a dedicated drummer since 2005 and has been a prominent figure in the music scene since 2010. Throughout his musical journey, he has collaborated with artists spanning a wide spectrum of genres, including Metal, reggae, jazz, pop, and everything in between. His strong facility in multiple genres, allows for a clear view of how to instruct them. Continuing his musical pursuits, Ian pursued advanced studies at VCC for two years, immersing himself in the realms of composition, performance, and education. With a wealth of experience under his belt, Ian has been sharing his expertise as a professional drum instructor since 2018.

His mission is to nurture students’ connections with their instruments and ignite their desire for self-expression. Recently making the vibrant city of Montreal his new home, Ian brings with him a wealth of musical insights acquired during his time in Vancouver. He is enthusiastic about fostering a tight-knit musical community within this lively city. Join Ian on a journey of musical exploration, growth, and creativity. Whether you’re a beginner seeking guidance or a seasoned musician looking to refine your craft, Ian Cardona is dedicated to helping you achieve your musical aspirations.

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WimaJacob is a Montréal/Toronto based drummer, bandleader, author, composer and music educator. Noted for his exceptional technique, creativity and ability to listen and improvise in the moment, he has become an in-demand sideman in the jazz and creative music scenes and continues to compose and perform music regularly. He has performed and recorded with Allison Au, Trevor Giancola, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, Michael Davidson, Brownman Ali, Miles Black, Jeff McGregor,  Jim Brenan and more.
A part of the 2019 Graduating Class of the Humber College Bachelor of Music program (B.Mus), as well as the 2022 Graduating Class of McGill University’s Jazz Performance Master’s Degree (M.Mus),  Jacob is making waves across his local music scenes, as well as performing and giving lessons and clinics at the high school and college level from coast to coast across Canada.”

Jacob teaches in Cote Saint-Luc and Pointe-Claire.

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imageJonathan was born into a musical family in Laval and started playing the drums around the age of 11. He started with local private lessons for 4 years, and became active as an aspiring professional musician in high school, after playing his very first gig at 14 years old. At the age of 17, Jonathan was accepted into the jazz performance program at Vanier College. He recently graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Jazz Studies.

Over the years, Jonathan has performed in a variety of different groups across Quebec, Ontario, and the United States. His influences are rooted in rock, pop, jazz, metal, and funk. His diverse experience and studies with several teachers throughout the years have also helped hone his versatility in many other genres. He currently plays drums in 4 different bands, including one with his brother Chris on guitar. Jonathan brings an enthusiastic and flexible learning approach to his lessons, with the idea that learning music on the drums can be both fun and educational.

Jon teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.

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unnamedJulian was born in Montreal and he was raised in a very musical family. Both his father and sister (who’s also his band mate) are Singer/Songwriters.

Julian studied Percussion all through High School in the Concert Band. He also took private lessons at WIMA during those years. In 2011, Julian joined his first Rock Band at WIMA (2011-2014) fronted by his sister, Bella. A few years later, in the Fall of 2013, Julian met another WIMA student, Hayden, through Bella at a Showcase and in Summer 2014 they formed The Record Breakers alongside two more WIMA students.

After graduating from High School, Julian completed his degree in Audio Recording Technology at Vanier College. His band, The Record Breakers, has recorded several albums, played countless shows from Montreal to Nova Scotia, and even opened up for Bon Jovi at the Bell Center.

Julian has a deep knowledge of drums from his years at WIMA and Vanier and aims to share that knowledge with his students in a fun and engaging way. His goal is to help them achieve their musical goals and enjoy every minute of their drum lessons.

Julian teaches in Pointe-Claire and in Beaconsfield.

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Liane is a versatile drummer with a comprehensive background in performing in front of live audiences, studio recording and music composition. With more than 13 years of experience as a drummer, 10 years of involvement in various ensembles and over 6 years of teaching experience, her broad stylistic range and improvisatory flexibility span over many genres such as rock, metal, blues, jazz, country, pop, R&B, and Latin. She performed in orchestras as a First Chair drummer and percussionist at Vanier’s MusicFest (Montreal), Festival des Harmonies (Sherbrooke) and OrlandoFest (Orlando, Florida). She also played at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Osheaga, Festival d’été de Québec, Ottawa Bluesfest and at multiple other venues, events and benefit concerts with many local bands across Montreal.
As a former WIMA Rock Band and drum student, Liane has developed the musical knowledge and abilities to relate to and understand fellow drummers. She demonstrates her teaching techniques through simple, effective and fun ways. She seeks to provide confidence and performance skills to students along their musical path.
Liane teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Maria started playing drums at 12 years old. In the beginning, she was self-taught learning mostly from Drum videos on YouTube! In high school, she played with multiple rock bands and a jazz ensembles. Maria went on to study contemporary music with drums as her primary instrument at EMMAT which is a well known school in Bogota, Columbia. It is known for having a partnership with Berklee College of Music. In October 2021, Maria received her diploma in Drums!

Maria is currently studying audio and video post production, expanding her knowledge in regards to the production part in music and film.

Maria has experience teaching students of all ages. She is active in the local music scene having recorded several projects of various styles. Maria speicalizes in Rock, Reggae, Jazz, RnB, Latin, and more!

Maria teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.

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imageRyan has been playing drums since the age of 13 and enjoys playing every style of music. He studied with private teachers for many years and plays professionally in the Montreal area. He gigs regularly with his rock band and seeks to bring his live experiences to the classroom. He also offers his students a patient and passionate approach to learning the drums. Most importantly, Ryan seeks to make sure that his students have tons of fun while improving their technique, musicality and overall voice on the drum set.

Ryan teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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upstairs-jazz-cuban-comboI have been playing the drums since I was 6 and originally started with rock and pop. Since then, I have studied styles like jazz, classical, reggae, brazilian and afro-cuban which I went to Cuba for and am now studying with Rodrigo Simoes. In 2021, I was selected to play with MusicFest’s National Conn-Selmer Centerstage Jazz Band with which I won multiple awards such as “Ludwig Canadian Drummer of the Year” and “Dream Cymbals Big Band Drummer of the Year.” Since then, I have been playing at local Montreal venues in multiple bands and recording several tracks in professional studios at school.

As an educator, I have experience teaching private lessons and leading rhythm sections with the Richmond Jazz Summer Camp. My teaching goal is not only to make you better at drums but also to make you fall in love with playing the drums. I will vary exercises and lesson plans depending on students’ needs, interests and passions. From coordination, musicality, improvisation, reading and sight-reading, hand technique, play-alongs and everything in between!

Thomas teaches in Pointe-Claire.

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Tyler-HeadshotTyler is a 21-year-old independent artist from the West Island. He’s been obsessed with perfecting his craft in all domains of music creation since he started learning the guitar. After years of admiring his older brother who played guitar very skillfully, Tyler finally decided at the age of 12 to dust off an old Yamaha guitar from the basement of his home to start learning all of his favorite songs. A few years later, 15-year-old Tyler begged his parents for an electric drum kit and started restlessly practicing that instrument too. Then at 17, he started writing his own music and learning music production and now has a decent collection of songs on Spotify. In 2022, Tyler took his skills to Berklee College of Music in Boston, the top music school in the world by some criteria and auditioned for their Songwriting and Production course. After being offered a scholarship based on his performance at the audition, he decided he was not ready to move to the U.S. yet and is studying in Montreal for now.

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