Want to learn drums online?

Welcome to drum101.com! An easy-to-follow system dedicated to absolute beginners wanting to learn how to play the drum kit!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from other online drum courses?

Dedicated to absolute beginner drummers
Easy to follow lessons at a gentle pace suitable for absolute beginners on the drum kit.
Video lessons and sheet music
Easy to follow video lessons. All required sheet music is included.
Never picked up drum sticks before?
The course covers everything from holding the sticks to kit posture. Everything you need to get started on drums.
Structured lessons from a UK teacher
A structured online learning path that you can work through at your own pace.
Completely independent
We’re not sponsored by a brand or manufacturer – we’re a family business and lessons are from a real experienced UK teacher.
Lifetime access as standard
No monthly or yearly subscription. Lifetime access as standard. Progress at your own pace.
All ages welcome!
Suitable for all ages – from 8 to 80 and beyond!

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About your teacher

I’m Andy Mac and I’ll be your teacher throughout your online learning experience on Drum 101. I’m from the UK and I’ve played drums for over 30 years. In that time I’ve played in many professional bands and taught thousands of professional lessons to students. I’m really excited to help you get started on this wonderful instrument!

Andy taught our son, James, for 5 years. He loved every single one of his lessons. Andy has a unique patience and friendly approach to learning. James has gone on to study music in school.Katherine (parent)

My course is designed around the proven framework I used with actual face-to-face pupils. You’ll be studying exactly the same material I used in my physical lessons. The lesson materials are all entirely bespoke and written by me – evolved over thousands of hours of teaching students at beginner level.

I’ve been following Andy’s online lessons for a while. They’re presented at a pace that’s perfect for my abilities. Thank you Andy for all your help!Michael (student)

How much does it cost?

When I used to teach drums privately I charged £30 per hour. That was a few years ago and things have changed a lot since then. You can now expect to pay £40+ PER LESSON in the UK and much more in other parts of the world.

This beginner level drum kit course would take around 3-5 months of private weekly lessons to complete. That would set you back over £300. Possibly much more in other parts of the world. The FULL drum101.com beginner course is only £39.95 for lifetime access.

How Much are Online Drum Lessons
Prices based on Spotify family subscription, Sky Ultimate TV package and private drum lessons at £15 per week for 40 weeks.

This is no substitute for face-to-face lessons but it’s perfect for those wanting to dip their toe in the water of learning drums. Perhaps there aren’t drum teachers where you live, perhaps you can’t afford face-to-face lessons, perhaps the time commitment with a teacher is just too difficult. This course is for you!