DRUM LESSONS IN MONTREAL

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.



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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

Evan

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

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

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.

Liane
Liane has been playing drums since the age of 9 and was enrolled in drum lessons for over 5 years. She was a member of her high school’s orchestra where she developed her skills in reading music by playing the drums and various types of percussion instruments. Over the course of 5 years, she won silver and gold medals while participating at Vanier’s MusicFest and Sherbrooke’s “Festival des Harmonies”. She also got the opportunity to play at the Montreal International Jazz Festival through Montreal’s Blues Camp. Liane’s rock band has most recently performed at the Montreal RibFest and their focus is writing original music and releasing their debut EP.
As a former WIMA Rock Band and drum student, Liane learned all forms of communication, creativity and musical tools, as well as different genres: blues, rock, pop, jazz and metal. With her abilities to relate to and understand fellow drummers, she can demonstrate 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays in Pointe-Claire.
Maria

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 on Tuesdays in Cote Saint-Luc.

Matt

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.

Noah

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.

Ryan

Ryan 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays in Pointe-Claire.

Shayne

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.

 

OUR ADDRESS

WIMA Pointe-Claire

222 Brunswick Blvd
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 1A6
info@wima.ca

WIMA Cote Saint-Luc

5555 Westminster #312
Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, H4W 2J2
csl@wima.ca

WIMA Beaconsfield

484 Beaconsfield Blvd. #204
Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 4C4
beaconsfield@wima.ca

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