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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!

Chuck Burrows

Talk to any drummer in town and chances are they have been taught by Chuck or they know Chuck! Call for an appointment 613-749-8669

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).


Ken Harper

Ken studied music at both Humber College and York University where he
attained an Hon. B.F.A in performance and history of modern jazz under
scholarship from Oscar Peterson. Starting in 1986 Ken studied with
legendary jazz drummer Jim Blackley for 3 years. Jim's mu sical
approach to drumset and snare drum playing influences Ken's teaching
and performances to this day. Ken has been teaching drumset and
bodhran playing since 1988 in Toronto, Barrie and Ottawa.

My lesson sessions are 1 hour every 2 weeks in my home or yours.

Home Phone: 613 795 8409


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


Living Music Studios

Living Music Studios is a west Ottawa music school, store, and rehearsal space that helps aspiring music lovers of all ages to experience the joy of live music through learning, practicing, and performing.

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


Drum Tuning Services By Mike McNeil

If you would like to have your drums tuned by a full time professional drummer or would like more info on this service, feel free to get in touch. Service usually takes 1 to 2 hours. I travel to your location and tune them there. Reasonable rates and different levels of service available as well (i.e. basic tuning service or tuning the drum set to a specific key center and choosing specific notes/intervals for each drum). Drum Transportation/Set Up/Pack Up and return services also available.  For more info on my experience and education please check out or contact


Vic Firth Online Resources

Percussion 101

Video Library


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