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Drum Lessons in Paris Information

Our drum lessons in Paris are open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. Our teachers come directly to you at the day and time of your choosing for you to enjoy lessons in the comfort of your own home. All lessons are taught in English.

Join the Conservatory to start drum lessons in Paris any time of the year. Below is information about what we offer, how to sign up, and valuable resources if you are new to Paris.

About the Drums

Drums, a versatile percussion instrument, consist of various components such as acoustic or electronic drums and a range of auxiliary equipment, providing a dynamic rhythmic foundation across diverse musical genres.

Drums are instruments that can be started from approximately 6 years old. You can play on an acoustic (ideally) or electric drum set. It is a fun choice of instrument for beginner teenagers.

Our Teachers

All of our teachers hold university degrees specifically in their instrument. We selected them for their passion for music and care for teaching. They are always encouraging and positive, catering to each student’s interests, desires, and goals. We teach with an “American Approach” to music education with your hands on the instrument from the first day (read our blogpost about the American Approach).

Free Trial Lesson

A free 45-minute trial lesson is offered to all new students. We want to ensure the teacher we chose for you is the right match!

Lessons Options

We offer 45-minute or 1-hour weekly lessons. For children under 8 years old, we also offer 30-minute weekly lessons. Paired lessons are possible with a sibling or friend at the same location and at the same time. Drums lessons in Paris take place at your home on the day and time you choose. If you do not wish to have lessons at home for any reason, we can organize a studio for you in Paris.

What You Will Learn

Drum lessons will include working the essential techniques (proper grip, hand and foot coordination, drumming posture), developing skills in paradiddles, flams, and rolls. Exploring a diverse range of musical styles and genres and developing listening skills to become the rhythmic anchor in any musical ensemble. If you do not have a drum set yet, please see the useful resources below.

Styles of Music

All styles of music are taught: pop, jazz, rock, etc.

2 Performances / Year

Two performance opportunities are given to all students in a beautiful Parisian hall – one at the end of January and one at the beginning of June.

Practice Planner

All students are given a Practice Planner for teachers to mark weekly assignments and students to record their practice.

Introduction Call

Before you sign up, our admissions team is available to speak about your personal musical goals and desires and to answer any questions you may have.


The Conservatory prepares about 25% of our student body for optional ABRSM exams. These exams are not mandatory. The drum set does not have an exam, but percussion does. For complete information, see here: www.abrsm.org/en-fr/instruments/percussion.

ABRSM exams are designed to motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. Since 1889, ABRSM has provided music teachers and their students with exams and assessments that nurture and evaluate an individual’s performance and progress. To learn the complete details of these exams, please visit www.abrsm.org or read our blog post.

Cours de batterie Paris


  • Ages: from 6 years old to adult
  • Levels: beginner-advanced
  • 30 lessons/year
  • 2 concerts/year
  • Full Year of Study Starts the 3rd week of September.
  • Late Start: You can begin lessons any time of the year. All fees are prorated to your start date.
  • Short Stay Studies: Choose the “Music Box” sign-up form and purchase 1 or more lessons to take over a vacation or short stay in Paris.

Tuition Fees for 30 Weeks of Lessons

You can choose to pay in 1, 3, or 10 times.

  • 1-hour – 3060€/year
  • 45-minute – 2430€/year
  • 30-minute – 1770€/year*
  • Paired 45-minute – 2340€/year/student**
  • Paired 30-minute – 1590€/year/student**

*For children under 8 years old.
**Paired lessons are for families or friends studying the same instrument at the same location and time.

Our Drum Teachers

Drum Teacher Paris Jean Serge

Jean Serge

With an American mother and a Russian father, Jean Serge grew up in a multicultural and artistic environment of music and art.
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Drum Teacher Paris Benjamin


Passionate about teaching drums, Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Montreal. He pursued further studies at
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Useful Resources

  • Buying a Drum Set in Paris

    Paris has a famous one-stop shop for percussion equipment. You can find both acoustic and eclectic sets here along with a plethora of auxiliary equipment.

La Baguetterie

  • Music Bookstores in Paris

We recommend:

La Flûte de Pan (specializes in brand new scores)

Arioso (specializes in second-hand scores)

  • Other Equipment: Music Stand

Students need a music stand for their lessons and to practice. It is best to have a sturdy stand at home. The preferred stand among musicians is:

-Manhasset Orchestral 50 (about 80€)

If you prefer a portable stand, we recommend:

-K&M 10810 (about 70€)

We recommend:

Woodbrass Music (Stores in Paris/Online/Home Delivery)

  • Online Music Store

We recommend:

Sheet Music Direct

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