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Private adult and child drum lessons cover:

Solid base for present and future development with fundamentals, rudiments and stick control exercises;

Grooves and fills that will prepare you to play any songs you want;

Become a solid drummer with supervised timekeeping practice;

Improvement of swing, groove and dynamics;

Music notation reading without long explanations;

Use of less conventional accessories like double kick, tambourine, cowbell and jam block;

All limbs advanced coordination and speed with hand and foot techniques, limb independence and ambidextrous development.

Learn how to play Pop, Rock, Funk, Disco, Indie, Hip Hop, Blues, Soul, Reggae, Metal, Jazz, Latin and Fusion creatively, from a friendly teacher who will always take into consideration your learning style.

Achieve your full potential based on customised practice, playing songs of your choice.

From kids to adults, all levels and ages welcome.

Professional sound-treated music studio equipped with two quality drum kits, air conditioning, PA and Wi-Fi.

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Behind the Drums
Claudio Reis - drum tutor

"A good teacher tells you what you want to know. A great teacher facilitates what you want and what you need to know, encouraging you to try new things, focusing on your present and future potential."

Tell Me About Your Drumming

Claudio Reis, founder and main teacher

Claudio started learning drums at 13 and by 19 he was already a drum tutor for a renowned music school. Claudio has been in the music scene for almost 3 decades performing with corporate bands and live shows in all major music styles.
Whether performing on stage or teaching, his passion for music and drumming is the driving force behind his success as a teacher and professional musician.

2 Decades of Teaching and Performing Experience

22 Years of Teaching Experience

Claudio started giving drum lessons 22 years ago, haven't stopped since, and plan to continue for many more years. Teaching drums is not something he does "on the side."

Claudio has taught students aged 3 to 70, all styles and all levels, always balancing technical and practical work.

20+ Years of Performing Experience

• Co-founder and drummer for the corporate band Partysonic.

• Drummer for the 5-star wedding band Tentrix.

• Claudio has also performed in an array of local and international live acts, such as:

- Nevaneva, Non Stop Party Band, Twilight, Skyscraper, Mr. Bug, Duo Trio, Hypersonic, Brazilian Latin Groove, and Samba Brazil Show, covering the major music styles;

- tribute bands Dream Theater, Metallica, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Alanis Morrisette and Elvisback;

- and cover bands with huge set lists including Muse, Maroon 5, Blink182, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Journey, RHCP, Van Halen, INXS, Green Day, KC, EWF, Jamiroquai, Beatles, Coldplay, CCR, Queen, Santana, MJ and so on.

• At the age of 20 he was unanimously voted the best drummer in a 2-day music festival.

• Four years later, his former pop band New Jersey was elected the best band in the English Culture Festival of Brazil.

• Claudio was the drummer chosen to help compose and to record the CD T.V.lization for the band Skyscraper, mastering the complexity and challenging speed of their songs.

Methods he studied

Fundamentals, stick control, rudiments, techniques, beats and fills from private drum lessons.
Carmine Appice, Joe Morello and Gary Chaffee methods.
Duda Neves method for Brazilian rhythms.
Double Bass Drum techniques from the best international drummer in NY 2003.
Attended master classes of Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Winery Dogs), Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Sonny Emory (EWF), Marco Minnemann, Tony Royster Jnr, Virgil Donati, Vera Figueiredo, Charles Gavin (Titas), Ivan Busic (Dr Sin) and Duda Neves.


Partysonic at Jam Gallery (Sydney) Workshop (Sydney) Partysonic at the Bull 'N Bush (Sydney) Partysonic (Hollywood Night Sydney) Nevaneva (Sydney) Samba Brazil Show (Burwood RSL Sydney) Claudio Reis, drum tutor Sydney Filming at Mcdonaldtown station in Sydney Ze Pretinha Recording with Hypersonic Recording with singer Cris Alves and awesome bass player Aislam Mr. Bug Duo Trio (live) BAA (live) Alphandega Non Stop Party Band Brazilian Latin Groove - private function in Sydney Ze Pretinha Oz Brazil - Darling Harbour Ritmo Festival, Sydney Brazilian Latin Groove - private function in Sydney Brazilian Latin Groove - private function in Sydney Oz Brasil - Olympic Park Homebush


Drum Lessons Sydney video compilation
Harder to Breathe
Ritmos 1
Slow Fusion
Take The Time
Smooth Operator
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Private acoustically treated music studio in Caringbah NSW equipped with two quality drum kits, PA, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Silent acoustic drum kit: Remo silentheads and Zildjian L80 cymbals

Introducing the new silent acoustic drum kit.
✓ It sounds like a real drum kit, just not as loud!

80% less loud than a normal kit, it eliminates the annoying need of earplugs during lessons and training. The chances of hearing damage are now reduced to zero.
This is possible thanks to the new Remo silenceheads and Zildjian L80 perfurated cymbals.

Pegada Drum Method

Pegada Drum Method

With the desire to share my extended knowledge acquired in almost 30 years of drumming, I put together a 150 page skills development system taking into consideration the feedback of my own students, tutors and colleagues.

Pegada is a 4-part step-by-step drum method that guarantees all beginners learn how to play, and transforms the way intermediate drummers approach their traditional study methods to rebuild their skills from the ground up and eliminate useless efforts while playing a drum kit.

Books and videos are great research sources, although a teacher can:
✓ follow a program according to your individual pace;
✓ give you frequent, imediate and detailed feedback;
✓ answer your questions;
✓ and, most importantly, correct your technique.

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Trial Lesson
Too early to commit?

  • 30 min trial: $35
  • 60 min trial: $55
  • Or come for a chat

    Come meet the tutor, try the methodology, experience a professional drum studio, and find out if this is what you are looking for.
  • Practice Studio Rental
    Booking is essential

  • Drum kit with cymbals provided
  • Sound-treated drum studio
  • Wi-Fi and air conditioning

    30 min: $15
    60 min: $20

    60 min: $40 (drumsticks +$10)

  • Other services we do: drum kit set up, re-skinning, and tuning.
    * $5 surcharge apply to lessons earlier than 9am; and $15 to lessons between Fri 5pm and Sun 11pm.
    * Full or partial refund guaranteed if you are not satisfied, provided you tell us immediately at the end of your lesson.

    Students at Drum Lessons Sydney

    "Rebuilding my skills from the ground up..."
    Travis Joyce

    Student testimonial "Whilst playing regularly in cover bands for many years I had not committed any time to practicing or improving my skills. Returning to drum tuition with Claudio at Drum Lessons Sydney has given me the ability to eliminate bad habits and rebuild my skills from the ground up. I am now practicing daily and my coordination and technique has improved significantly in only a short period of time. I highly recommend Claudio for tuition of drummers at any level of playing."

    "Helped me build confidence..."
    Geison Costa

    Student testimonial "Claudio helped me build the confidence I needed to become a professional drummer. After a few months improving my techniques from his lessons, I signed a contract to play on a cruise ship in Europe."

    Geison worked for Pullmantur Cruises from 2006-2012 and Royal Caribbean in 2011, traveling to more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

    "Claudio is showing rigour and patience..."
    Guillaume Deront

    Student testimonial "I've been taking lessons with Claudio for over a year. He is showing rigour and patience to really help improve my coordination and to open up to new beats, patterns and influences. I'm delighted to have him on board of my current musical project. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher."

    "So stoked I found this guy..."
    Gareth Hemara

    "After a few years playing drums in Sydney, Claudio showed me some different drumming styles, and I chose him to teach me how to play drums properly. He's very patient and teaches me according to my skill level. The private lessons are cool because the focus is on me. He showed me fundamental exercises that have become very important for the creation of my own fills. So stoked I found this guy! I'd recommend him to anyone looking to further develop their drumming skills."

    "Fun mixed to serious and methodical..."
    Alex Garnier

    "I had Claudio as my teacher for almost two years. He taught me more things in a year than I learned in the 4 previous years of training. My coordination and understanding about rhythms increased enormously, and all this was fun mixed to serious and methodical teaching. In less than one year learning from him I joined the school band."

    "Having a ball learning to play..."
    Sharon Ghosn

    "I had never before picked up a set of drumsticks but was always keen to have a go. My husband bought me lessons for my birthday. That was 6 months ago and I’m still having a ball learning to play. I thoroughly recommend it for any age. Great fun!"
    Sharon Ghosn

    "I chose Claudio as my tutor after..."
    Dennis Szarzynski

    "I had only three mont hs in Sydney and I chose Claudio as my tutor after trying some other methods."

    "I will never forget the way you play..."
    Tomoaki Sato

    "I will never forget the way you play and the way you think."
    Tomoaki Sato

    "It has been 4 years and counting..."
    Nathan E.

    "I love having a private teacher and benefit from the one on one attention I get from the Drum Lessons Sydney tutor. It has been 4 years and counting."
    Nathan E.

    "Claudio is teaching me to love drums..."

    "I wanted to play rock songs only, but Claudio encouraged me to try a Samba beat. He is not only teaching me to play a beat, he is teaching me to love drums."

    "The right fundamental exercises and..."

    "I'm left handed and I wanted to play the drum kit without swapping everything around. It was challenging but Claudio had the right fundamental exercises and patience to make it possible."

    "I can tell how organised his method is..."

    "I started learning at Drum Lessons Sydney only a few weeks ago and I can tell how organised his method is, covering with details all aspects of the exercises he teaches."

    "Realised he was the best teacher for me..."

    "After two years learning from another tutor in Sydney, I had a lesson with Claudio and realised he was the best teacher for me."

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    Special Deals
    School Holiday Pack $160 • Save $50
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    With the $160 School Holiday Pack you save $50, and it includes:

    • 4 x 45 min lessons (2 lessons each week)
    • the 50 page Pegada Drum Method - Fundamentals
    • a set of Maple drumsticks

    Price valued for the first four lessons, during Term 3 school holidays 2016, Monday to Friday lessons between 9am and 3:30pm, at the drum studio in Caringbah. New students only.

    Trial Lesson
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    Too early to commit to 5 or 10 lessons?

    30 min trial: $35
    60 min trial: $55

    Come meet the tutor, try the methodology, experience a professional drum studio, and see for yourself if this is what you are looking for.

    10% OFF 2x Week
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    Your fastest way to star on our Wall of Fame!
    Book 2x week lessons for a whole month and get 10% OFF.

    Students that cancel one or more lessons, for any reason, cannot have the discount applied the following month.

    * Different deals may not be combined.

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