Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons with Dave Kirby

Looking for a drum teacher? Look no further than Dave Kirby. I’ve known Dave for over 10 years. I can recommend him 100% – he taught my son and he was fabulous. Excellent teacher, very experienced and patient.

“My approach to drumset tuition draws on my 30 years plus of playing experience and ongoing studies. Focusing firstly on Musicianship, I incorporate Reading, Technique, Snare Drum Rudiments (& their application to the kit) as students progress. I address each student’s needs and formulate a curriculum especially for them. I have successfully assisted students prepare for their HSC performance exams and auditions for Newtown Performing Arts HS.
In addition, I’m continuing my own studies with renowned Drummer, Author and Educator Daniel Glass.”

Dave Kirby

“I currently have a teaching studio in Enmore where I teach Tuesday to Friday until 7pm and Saturday until 4pm. My rates are $40 per half hour lesson.”

Call Dave on 0407728766 or click here to e-mail


“Our son Harry has had the privilege of working with Dave for 7 years, starting when he was only 7 years old. Dave’s teaching style has always been the perfect balance of patience, encouragement and fun all the while instilling critical foundational drumming skills and techniques. Under Dave’s guidance Harry has developed into a highly proficient and confident drummer who enjoys playing a range of different styles of drumming. Dave has a fantastic aptitude for and commitment to teaching and even after all these years continues to challenge Harry as a drummer.”

“For nearly 3 years my wife and I have watched in awe at Dave’s ability to
understand, inspire and teach children.
Dave has perfected the mix of challenge, motivation and achievement.
EVERY lesson is a step forward. Our son Jack comes away each time with a
great sense of achievement, and excited about practicing (and putting into
practice), the things he has learnt that week.”

“A very supportive teacher that will convince you you can do it.
Nils 13 years old
We love Dave! He is everything we want in a teacher – encouraging, a good communicator, he keeps things interesting as kids progress, & promotes enjoyment of drumming through performance”

“My son started learning drums with Dave when he was 8 years old and has continued to be a student of Dave’s for the last 8 years.
Dave is an exceptional teacher who follows the students musical interests to keep them engaged with learning technical skills and music theory.
My son comes out of lessons with a huge smile and tells me with enthusiasm what they have covered during the lesson.”