Posts in category: Beginner’s Drum Lessons

12 Beginner Drum Fills

One of the most common questions I get is “can you show me some fills?” I always answer, “yes!” And for beginners, I try to show them fairly simple ones that–of course–still sound great. That’s what this post is all about. These fills are all hands-only and all two beats long (that’s why the notation […]


Introduction to the Hi-Hat Part One

Hi Everyone! Today we’re going to work on hi-hat technique. It’s not something I see the drum teaching community writing about or teaching much, but it is a very important skill for beginners that should not be overlooked. In this lesson, I want to give you the tools to work on getting the hi-hat’s open […]


How To Read Music For Drummers Part Two | 12 Eighth Note Rock Beats

We’ve been working on learning to read music. If you’ve been following this series, you’ll have checked out the previous two posts, Your First Drum Lesson and How To Read Music For Drummers Part One. If you haven’t been following it, feel free to check out those links. The idea is this: first, learn a […]


Your First Drum Lesson: 3 Beginner Drum Beats

If you want to play drums and think you can’t or that it’s too hard or you’re scared…fear not! This drum lesson is for YOU. In the video and PDF worksheet that are included in this lesson, I’m going to show you, in the simplest, easiest way possible, how to play three rock beats. Although […]