Drums & Percussion Lessons


Brooklyn's best drum lessons & classes

BMS provides students at all ranges of experience to work in a highly tailored, one-on-one environment with world-class drum instructors across a range of musical traditions. Our faculty has trained at the most respected music schools and conservatories in the world and brings a wealth of professional performance experience that informs their teaching and technique. 

Drums are one of the world’s oldest instruments and perhaps the most fundamental. They provide the backbone of the music, attract lots of attention, and the rhythms they provide are one of the defining characteristics of any particular style of music.

At BMS students can l;earn to play a full range of percussion instruments, including drum set,  clavescongasmarimbatablastimbales,and  xylophone, Our World Percussion Center of New York specializes in hand-crafted djembe drums from West Africa, and offers instruction in the balaphon, cajondundun, and shekere.

Students will learn essential techniques for successful performance, including:

  • Proper grip and hand position
  • Posture at the drum-set
  • Rhythm reading from beginning to advanced
  • Rudiments, rolls, drum-set coordination (Independence)
  • Wide varieties of beats and styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, latin, country, Broadway, world music, etc.
  • Chart reading and Interpretation

BMS’s drums and percussion instruction covers traditions including jazz, rock, R&B, latin, country, Broadway, world music, etc. And we have successfully taught students ranging from beginners to professionals looking to sharpen their craft and advanced amateurs seeking to master new techniques and traditions.