At WIMA, our instructors teach students the basics of musical theory, stick control, and the major playing techniques. With our drum lessons, drummers of all levels will work on improving their sense of rhythm and their technique, all while exploring a vast range of styles (pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, progressive, metal, Latin music, etc.).
All WIMA studios are equipped with drums, cymbals, lecterns, and other percussion equipment. All you need to do is bring your sticks, sheet music, and good mood!
Depending on the level of the student, our teachers will use different method books. Teachers will also adapt the sheet music from their students’ favourite songs with the help of specific notation for the drums. Students must bring their backpacks and music paper.
The drum is a very physical instrument, and bad technique can lead to injuries. Students will learn to play without hurting their hands, arms, and backs, as well as how to “hit hard” without injuring themselves. The lessons will allow students to learn different techniques such as the basics, independence, solos, the double bass drum pedal, and improvisation, to name just a few.
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Evan is a former WIMA student and currently completing his degree in Jazz Drums at Vanier Music student. Evan has been playing drums since the age of 10. In addition to studying music, Evan has been the drummer in several bands for the past 6 years performing regularly at venues in and around Montreal, Hudson and Vankleek Hill, playing blues and rock covers as well as original songs. He was also involved in his highschool concert and jazz bands.
Throughout his years of drumming, he has become well versed in a wide variety of musical genres ranging from pop, jazz, funk, progressive rock, metal, etc.
Evan teaches on Thursdays in Pointe-Claire.
Jacob 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 on Mondays & Sundays in Cote Saint-Luc and Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Pointe-Claire.
Julian 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 on Tuesdays & Thursdays in Pointe-Claire and Sundays & Mondays in Beaconsfield.
Matt has been drumming since the age of 10 and teaching drums for the last 5 years. Thanks to his exceptional versatility, he is currently the drummer for two bands with very different musical styles. He is also the session drummer at Avbury Studios, appearing on projects covering a wide variety of musical genres, including Funk, Soul, Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock and Punk.
As a competitive drummer, Matt won first prize two years in a row at the Quebec-Ontario Music Festival.
Matt‘s love for drums and performing are matched only by his passion for sharing his skills with aspiring drummers. His talent, enthusiasm and animated personality create a fun and inspiring learning environment for students of all ages.
Matt teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.
Nick is a drummer, arranger, band leader and music educator originally from Windsor Ontario, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree. He has not only been a part of various ensembles in his home town but has been the founding member of well known groups in the Windsor area. Nick has also been in the pit for many local musicals including Stephen Sondheim’s Company presented by Kordazone theatre as well as Tom Eyen’s Dreamgirls presented by Arts Collective Theatre. Nick has been teaching for over three years privately in his own studio as well as Long & McQuade (Windsor) and is a part of both the “Sabian Education Network” and the “D’Addario Education Collective”. In the fall of 2021, he moved to the city of Montreal to further his musical career by continuing to teach private lessons as well as perform in the local scene.
Nick teaches on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in Pointe-Claire.
Noah was born in Montreal and grew up loving music. At the age of 14, he bought himself a drum set and began teaching himself until he decided to audition for the Vanier music program, which he got a teacher for.
Noah now studies music at Vanier College with drums as his principal instrument. He plays in a few different bands and is well versed in genres such as jazz, rock, metal, pop, funk and more.
Noah has a burning passion for music and wishes to share it with his students in the most enjoyable way possible. His goal is to inspire students to be the best they can be all while keeping the lessons relaxed and fun.
Noah teaches on Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
Shayne is currently finishing up his degree at Concordia University in Jazz Drums. He discovered his love for drums in his summer camp as a young boy and started playing at 11 years old. Shayne spent the first 5 years learning on his own through participation in many community based music events, high school jazz bands and small bands. At the age of 16, he began his private drum lessons. A few months later, he was accepted into his program of choice at Vanier College!
Shayne’s influences are deeply rooted in Rock, Funk, Hip hop and Jazz. He is an active member in the Montreal Music scene, currently playing with 3 bands as well as doing some work with the Concordia Music department.
Shayne brings a fun, energetic learning approach to his lessons with emphasis on technique and using songs to drum up motivation in his students!
Shayne teaches on Thursdays and Saturdays in Cote Saint-Luc.
Bio coming soon.
Daniel teaches on Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.
Shayne is currently finishing up his degree at Vanier College in the 3 year Jazz Performance Program. He started playing drums at 11 years old when discovering his love for the instrument at summer camp. Shayne spent the first 5 years learning on his own through participation in many community based music events, high school jazz bands and small bands. At the age of 16, he began studying with the drum teacher at Vanier College. A few months later, he was accepted into program. Shayne’s influences are deeply rooted in Rock, Funk, Hip hop and Jazz. Shayne is an active member in the Montreal Music scene, he currently plays with 3 bands as well as doing some work with Concordia Music department, often session drumming or subbing for drummers in class. Shayne brings a fun, energetic learning approach to his lessons with emphasis on technique and using songs to drum up motivation.
Shayne teaches on Saturdays.
222 Brunswick Blvd
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
WIMA Cote Saint-Luc
5555 Westminster #312
Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
484 Beaconsfield Blvd. #204
Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4