Drum Lessons Sydney
Sutherland Shire Beginner to Advanced Drum Lessons
Always a remarkable experience, whether you haven't bought your first drum kit yet or are looking to refine your skills.
From kids to adults, all levels and ages welcome.
Learn how to play Pop, Rock, Funk, Disco, Indie, Hip Hop, Blues, Soul, Reggae, Metal, Jazz, Latin and Fusion creatively, from a friendly, patient and passionate teacher who will always take into consideration your learning style.
One-on-one lessons tailored for you to achieve your full potential based on customised practice, playing songs of your choice.
Our step-by-step methodology guarantees all beginners learn how to play, and transforms the way intermediate drummers approach their traditional study methods.
Private drum lessons cover:
✓ Stick Control
✓ Learn drum music theory the easy way
✓ Jam block
✓ Limb independence
✓ Cooperative training of non-dominant limbs
Experience a sound-treated music studio equipped with two quality drum kits, air conditioning, PA and Wi-Fi.
Behind the Drums
"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.
My belief in my students leads me to challenge them, and when I treat them as what they are capable of becoming, I help them become that."
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.
Over 20 Years of Teaching and Performing 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.
Almost 30 Years of Performing Experience
• Co-founder and drummer for the corporate band Partysonic.
• Drummer for the 5-star wedding band Tentrix.
• Drummer for the Brazilian Latin Company show.
• 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, and Brazilian Latin Groove, 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, dynamics, grooves and fills from private drum lessons.
- Carmine Appice drum methods.
Carmine Appice literally wrote the book on rock drumming, and influenced young John Bonham.
- 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.
Work With Children Check: WWC1051522E.
Sutherland Shire Drum Studio
Private and acoustically treated music studio in Caringbah NSW equipped with two quality drum kits, PA, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Silent acoustic drum kit
✓ It sounds like a normal drum kit, but 80% less loud, eliminating the annoying need of hearing protection during lessons or training.
✓ The chances of hearing damage are now reduced to zero thanks to the new Remo silenceheads and new Zildjian L80 perfurated cymbals.
Pegada Drum Method
With the desire to share his extended knowledge acquired in almost 30 years of drumming, Claudio put together a 150 page skills development system taking into consideration the feedback of his own students, tutors and colleagues, combined with evidence based teaching strategies.
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.
"If Pegada Drum Method was available in music shops when I looked for books to use during lesson, it would have been by far my favourite option."
Books and videos are great research sources, although Claudio will:
✓ follow a program according to your individual pace;
✓ give you frequent, imediate and detailed feedback;
✓ answer your questions;
✓ and, most importantly, correct your technique.
Contact & Rates
- New students only.
- Only 1 gift card is allowed per student.
- All Gift Cards have 3 or 6 months expire date.
- Gift Cards are not physical cards. An image of a personalised Gift Card will be sent to the buyer via email.
- Lessons will be booked based on tutor's and studio's availability.
- Gift Cards can only be exchanged for lessons, they are not exchangeable for money or anything else.
- Refunds are not accepted after the card's expire date.
- If the Gift Card value was based on the price of lessons at the tutor's music studio, but the student requires the lessons to be in another site, an extra amount will be charged to cover the tutor's travel costs.
- Gift Cards do not include a copy of the book or drumsticks. Those can be added to the gift card upon buyer's request and payment.
- 30 min trial: $35
- 60 min trial: $55
- Or full refund if you are not satisfied*
- Drum kit with cymbals provided
- Sound-treated drum studio
- Wi-Fi and air conditioning
30 min: $15 or 60 min: $20
Non-students: 60 min: $40 (sticks $10)
Other services we do: drum kit set up, re-skinning, and tuning.
Note: $5 surcharge apply to lessons earlier than 9am or later than 9pm.
* Full or partial refund guaranteed if you are not satisfied, provided you tell us immediately at the end of your lesson.
"Rebuilding my skills from the ground up..." Travis Joyce
"Helped me build confidence..." Geison Costa
"Claudio is showing rigour and patience..." Guillaume Deront
"So stoked I found this guy..." Gareth Hemara
"Fun mixed to serious and methodical..." Alex Garnier
"Having a ball learning to play..." Sharon Ghosn
"I chose Claudio as my tutor after..." Dennis Szarzynski
"I will never forget the way you play..." Tomoaki Sato
"It has been 4 years and counting..." Nathan E.
"Claudio is teaching me to love drums..." Kathryn
"The right fundamental exercises and..." Antony
"I can tell how organised his method is..." Allan
"Realised he was the best teacher for me..." Clare
Become a member of our drumming family today.
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