Dave's Drum Shop is pleased to support local schools and private teachers that offer drum and percussion instruction. We do not currently offer lessons at our location and are always recommending the teachers we know to our new and existing customers.

Our city has many great private schools and instructors. Chances are there is someone near you! If you have a question regarding a particular Instructor or need a recommendation we will be happy to help you. 

We recommend you interview any private instructor and check references from other students/parents before entering into a teaching situation. We are in no way affiliated with the schools or individuals on our listings. This information is offered as a public service only. 

Private Teachers and Schools list with us:

If you are a teacher and wish to be included on this list please email all pertinent information to us and we will post it on our listings page. We now support images and video links so feel free to provide this info if you have it available. Please check your info carefully as we will post what you send us without editing. 

If we have you listed please make sure the info is current and up to date. 

Ottawa Rock Camp For Girls

A unique opportunity operate by passionate people offering introduction to musical instruments in a fun and interactive rock band setting. Designed for younger females as a not for profit organization. Supported by many local clubs, businesses and community radio stations.


Alcorn Music Studios

Located at 953 Gladstone. Offering a full range of music instruction.
Phone 613-729-0693


Baobab Tree West African Drumming, Dancing and Singing

Check the website out for more information on this unique opportunity!

Cronkite Percussion


Steve Hollingworth

One of Ottawa's busiest drummers. Steve is located in Stittsville in Ottawa's west end. For more info see his website or give him a call 613-831-5029


Dylan Roberts - Private Instruction


Interested in learning Indian classical and Indian folk rhythms.
India-trained tabla player seeks students.
Blair 613-883-3777


Tabla Instruction in Ottawa

Name: Ravi Singh
Phone: 613-824-5712


Drum Lessons by Joshua Wynnyk

All styles available, with focus on theory/rudiments.
All ages welcome.
Located in Old Ottawa South (Near Carleton University)
Music resume available upon request.
Call or E-mail for any further information or questions!

Matt Aston, B.MUS



Will King - Private Drum Lessons

Home studio located in Orleans (1 minute from Place d'Orleans shopping

I also teach from students homes all over the city. (as far as Barhaven).




Jeff Asselin's Drum Academy

Bachelor of Music (High Honours)
Teaching Experience - 20 years
Drum Instructor for Carleton University
Endorsed by Sonor, Vic Firth, Cympad, and Protechtor Products
International Touring Musician
Member of the Vic Firth PDT Program

Or call 613-853-3786


School of Rock in Orleans

School of Rock
Want to learn how to play songs rather than notes? School of Rock offers
programs for all ages and all levels of experience. We have two rehearsal
rooms, 8 individual instruction rooms and world class instructors. Come
join a band and check us out for a tour and a free group lesson.
Call: 613-841-8118

Drop by for a tour: 2003 St Joseph Blvd, Orleans


Spaceman School of Music

390 Gladstone Ave (former Dave's Drum Shop Location)

call to book 613.594.5323 or email at


Jose Monchito Hernandez Garcia

Serving Ottawa centre, east and south at two locations. In-home lessons also available.

Website Link



Vic Firth Online Resources

Percussion 101

Video Library


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