Drum lessons are available for complete beginners picking up the sticks for the first time, through to drummers who have been playing for years who want to “brush up” on technique, gain new perspective and inspiration.

With an innovative syllabus, tailored to each student, learning to play the drums at AJW Drum Academy allows each student to express themselves with confidence.

Our tutors will teach, but are not limited to;
  • Rudiments
  • Hand and foot techniques
  • Coordination / Independence
  • Rock and funk beats
  • Shuffle beats
  • Jazz studies
  • Latin grooves
  • Fill ideas
  • Dynamics
  • Soloing
  • Improvisation
  • Learning songs
  • Reading / Writing music
  • Performance tips

Drum lessons at AJW Drum Academy can be scheduled from Monday to Saturday in Brookvale, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.  One on one lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.  Contact us now to book in your lesson time for 2017!

Why choose AJW Drum Academy?

  • All tutors employed by AJW Drum Academy have a current Working With Children Check [WWCC]
  • Proven successful syllabus
  • Interactive lessons
  • Patient, professional, encouraging and nurturing tutors
  • Modern, clean and air conditioned studios
  • Convenient location and hours
  • Parking available on site
  • Close to Warringah Mall and public transport interchange

Minimum Age Limit

AJW Drum Academy has a minimum age requirement when enrolling new students.  All students must be at least seven [7] years of age in order to take drum lessons.

There are a few reasons for this requirement;

  1. The Academy uses Adult sized drum equipment
  2. From previous experience, AJW Drum Academy believes that students below the age of seven [7] do not have the coordination and concentration developed enough to fully benefit from lessons

All lessons at AJW Drum Academy follow the NSW Public School Term and are invoiced one [1] term at a time.

All invoices are inclusive of GST and are required to be paid via EFT within 14 days of issue.

If the student is unable to attend any lessons, AJW Drum Academy requires a minimum of 24 hours notice in order to have the lesson rescheduled.

If less than 24 hours notice is provided, no make up lesson nor credit will be provided.

AJW Drum Academy provides numerous workshops throughout the year which range from band performances to recording techniques.

The workshops are kept to a maximum of 4 – 5 students at a time to allow each student to benefit from the session.  These workshops are open to all students on a first in, best dress basis.

Notices will be emailed and added to the website when workshops are available.


Thank you so much for teaching and encouraging me and I love every lesson.

Matthew | Aged 13 | Taught by Andrew for the past 7 years

Thank you for being the best drum teacher ever and being so helpful every lesson.

Max | Aged 13 | Taught by Andrew for the past 5 years

Thank you for a great 1st term of drumming! The joy Kirra has when playing the drums is such a pleasure to see! Thank you for your exceptional guidance and encouragement.

Mum to Kirra | Aged 7 | Taught by Andrew for the past term