Welcome to DrumLessonResources.com, providing quality materials for both drum teachers and students.

Many years ago I started teaching drums – someone had seen me playing and asked for lessons. I didn’t really have a clue where to start. I showed them some technique, some beats, some fills, we worked on a song or two. But it wasn’t very structured.

Then I started teaching out of books – working through the books page by page. But I found some of the books to be rather unstructured & taking big leaps in ability from page to page. It also didn’t motivate the student so much – but it was structured.

Teaching from books was perhaps too structured & the student always knew what was coming next. It left little room for doing something different. I found I didn’t have the material to be flexible with my students. Occasionally they would ask to do something different like latin or reggae or work on an idea they’d heard in a song.  If the books we were using didn’t have it in, then I couldn’t give them anything to practice from – sure I could show them the basics, but I couldn’t give them additional exercises to practice while I wasn’t there. And of course, most students love playing songs, but I didn’t have a ready supply of transcribed songs.

So after a while teaching, I began to develop my own syllabus, one that is structured yet flexible. I  also began transcribing drum parts to songs my students requested, or ones I thought it would be good for them to learn.

Since 2007 I have been running a drum school and teach 30 – 40 students per week using the material on this website. The students find the material well paced and engaging. They also enjoy the fact that I have something for almost any subject they ask me about – and the areas I don’t have material on yet, I will have soon.

By signing up to this site you’ll gain access to all this material that I use to successfully earn money teaching drums. You can use it in your teaching, or for your own personal development. Posting this material on other websites/forums however is prohibited.

This site will be continually growing and new worksheets / songs will be added on a regular basis. If there is something you’d really like to see on the site, please use the contact form to let me know.

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News & Updates

Updates 21/5/2019

  • Five Finger Death Punch – Blue On Black
  • Shinedown – Monsters
  • The Corrs – Breathless
  • Coldplay – Yellow
  • Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You – added a missing bass drum note.

Updates 8/5/2019

  • Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
  • Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  • Jessie J – Price Tag

Updates 6/3/2019

  • Eighth note triplet fills updated and expanded. Now including short fills also. Check them out in the fills section on the pre-intermediate and intermediate pages .
  • The 1975 – It’s not living (if it’s not with you)
  • The Click 5 – Jenny
  • CCR – Proud Mary
  • The National – Fake Empire
  • Oasis – Stand By Me
  • Counting Crows – Mr Jones
  • Panic At The Disco – L.A Devotee

Updates 30/10/2018

  • More Videos Added

Updates 29/7/2018

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Updates 9/7/2018

Error corrections:

  • Reading Rhythms #13
  • Reading Rhythms #22
  • Simple Minds – Alive & Kicking


  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Loving
  • Adam Lambert – Whataya want from me?
  • The Cult – Rain
  • Toto – Africa

Will be updating more frequently soon. I’ve been busy keeping my drum school busy. Will be back with more new content soon!

Updates 29/1/2018


  • Shuffle Development Exercise (Intermediate)
  • 16th Note Triplet Fills #3
  • Short 16th Note Triplet fills #3