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Toronto Drum Lessons with an Award Winning  Drum Teacher

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Teaching Philosophy:

I encourage my students to work hard and be the best musician they can be! 


My Toronto Drum Lessons are catered to each students unique interests and goals. The most important thing for me in the grand scheme of things is that the student is enjoying themselves and feeling inspired in each and every lesson. 


​First Lesson:


  • Meet and greet

  • Lesson on fundamentals, technique and simple beat/fill

  • Short Assessment

  • Discuss preferred music styles and set some short and long term goals

  • Explanation as to how we will reach those goals together 


Beginner Drums:


  • Beginner drum beats, fills and rudiments

  • Learn how to play along with simple songs

  • Basic technique and reading from drum books


Intermediate Drums:


  • Intermediate drum beats, fills and some rudiments 

  • Intermediate technique and reading

  • Intermediate songs and etudes

  • Coordination exercises 

  • Snare Drum Etudes

  • Applicable Drum Books


Advanced Drums:


  • Master various musical styles (jazz, latin, funk, pop, african, punk, drum & bass etc.)

  • All 40 rudiments at fast tempos

  • Ostinatos with feet while playing rudiments ontop 

  • Advanced technique and coordination exercises

  • Advanced songs and play along tracks

  • Odd time signatures

  • Improvisation

  • Transcribing drum solos

  • Published Snare Solos


I have had many students come to me to prepare for auditions and entrance exams for post secondary music schools (Humber, U of T, York). They have all left feeling well prepared and confident.   



At my studio I have a two high end, Yamaha stage custom (4 piece) drum sets with silent stroke heads and Zildjian L80 cymbals. The studio is also equipped with a high end speaker for playing songs, a computer monitor for reading charts and many many educational books.

Check out this link to see my studio set up:

In studio lessons (Lessons usually paid in monthly blocks):

  • 45 minutes

  • 60 minutes  < Recommended

  • 90 minutes

Rates typically range from $80-$120 per lesson depending on lesson duration and type of lesson package purchased. 


Sign up for a discounted trial lesson to try it out and see if it's a good fit!


If you're a student a of mine already and want to refer a friend, have them sign up for a lesson package and you'll receive a discounted lesson!

Recommended Educational Drum Books:

  • The Drum-set Musician “Rod Morgenstein”

  • Future Sounds "David Garibaldi"

  • 4 Way Coordination

  • Syncopation for the modern drummer “Ted Reed”

  • The Mad Practice Pad “Michael Beauclerc”

  • N.A.R.D. (Snare Solos)

  • Alfred’s Drum Method Book #1 “Sandy Feldstein and David Black”

  • Odd Time Reading Text “Louis Bellson and Gil Breines”

  • Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset “Maria Martinez”

  • The Art of Bop Drumming “John Riley”

  • Beyond Bop Drumming “John Riley”

  • I’ve got you under my skins “Irv Cotler”

Josh Lane - Drummer-Educator-Bandleader

Toronto Drum Lessons - Toronto Drum Teachers 


Josh is an award winning drummer and drum teacher based in downtown Toronto with a bachelor degree in music from Humber College and 20 years of teaching experience. Josh has toured the world with jazz ensembles, award winning pop artists, rock bands, played on cruise ships and played in pit bands for musicals.  Josh has a strong passion for teaching drum lessons and passing on his knowledge to others. In May of 2008 he was part of the “Jazz in the Schools” program that performed two clinics and music lessons per day at schools across Toronto and helped educate children on the history of Jazz. Josh teaches private drum & percussion lessons to students of all levels of ability in his downtown Toronto studio as well as online. Josh also coaches and mentors other drum teachers. 

Josh also has a team of amazing percussion teachers who work under him as part of his percussion school to educate students of all ages and levels of ability around the GTA. 

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