WELCOME TO DRUMLAB

Providing quality education to drummers on the Gold Coast for over 10 years. Whether you are aiming for formal qualifications in music or just want to learn to play along to your favourite songs, we've got you covered.

Join the family today!

We cover the entire Gold Coast.

WHAT IS DRUMLAB?

Drumlab aims to fill a void in drumming education by bringing education standards up to par with that of other instruments.


Students are provided access to teachers who have proved their proficiency in the instrument. This may be through formal examinations by third party assessors or through extensive experience.

Professional educators set students up to succeed from day one and enables lessons to be as productive as possible.


We understand that each student is unique and has their own objectives for playing. Whether it is trying to obtain formal qualifications or just to be able to play with other musicians, we have you covered in a supportive, friendly environment.


Let's hit some drums!

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OFFERING LESSONS IN PERSON AND ONLINE

Drumlab values the flexibility, efficiency and comfort that online teaching allows. That's why in addition to lessons in our private studios, Drumlab provides lessons through Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams. The choice is yours.

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MEET THE TEAM

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 BENJAMIN GEHRKE

Founder and head educator

- Diploma in Drumset (A.Dip.A)
- Grade 5 music theory (honours)
- More than 10 years teaching experience, over 15 student exams with average result being first class honours (>95%)
- Hosted two drum clinics on creative coordination and advanced rhythms
- Author of 'Foundations for Drummers'
- Winner of drum and composing competitions

BOOKED OUT

Locations: Elanora

KIMON PETERS

Drum Teacher

- Founder of Burleigh Underground Drummers in 2007

- 8 years experience teaching drums

- Years of experience gigging in different styles of drumming such as rock, soul, blues, country, jazz and latin

Location: Burleigh

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LUCY TURNBULL

Drum Teacher

- Diploma of Drumset (A.Dip.A)

- Grade 4 music theory (First Class Honours

- Excellent student results on exams

BOOKED OUT

Locations: Tallebudgera

Jem Miles

Drum Teacher

- Multi-instrumentalist and drummer for 31 years

-Writing and drummer for R&B/soul trio Revenant, time-keeper for Sly Groovers, live session work for Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Pink and ABBA tribute shows

Location: Labrador

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PRICES FOR PRIVATE LESSONS

Week to week payment - no contracts

DRUM LESSONS

$28 for 30 mins with Jem

$30 for 30 mins with Kimon
$33 for 30 mins with Lucy

$40 for 30 mins with Ben


Guaranteed weekly time slot
Variety of times available

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RUDIMENT CLASS

Fortnightly classes at 7pm for 45 mins.

Based at Burleigh Underground Drummers

In person or join live via Zoom!

$15 in person or $10 through Zoom.

CURRENTLY CANCELLED

THEORY LESSONS

$40 for 30 mins with Ben
Variety of times available
Grades one to three

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YOUR FIRST DRUM LESSON

Get your own taste of what Drumlab has to offer with this free lesson. It covers everything you need to know, including the history of drums, the names of equipment, different ways to hold the drumsticks, the first three rudiments, as well as how to play a basic rock beat and fill.

Use this to get a head start for your first lesson!

STUDENT EXAM RESULTS

Pass 60-74, Credit 75-84, Honours 85-94, First Class Honours 95-100.

Grade One, First Class Honours (2012)

Grade One, Honours (2012)

Grade Two, First Class Honours (2013)

Grade Three, First Class Honours (2013)

Grade Two, Honours (2014)

Grade Three, Honours (2014)

Grade Four, First Class Honours (2015)

Grade One, First Class Honours (2018)

Grade Five, First Class Honours (2018)

Grade One Theory, First Class Honours (2018)

Grade One, First Class Honours (2018)

Grade Three, Honours (2019)

Grade Four Theory, Honours (2019)

Diploma of Drumset, Pass (2019)

Grade Five, Honours (2019)

Acceptance into Music Excellence Program PBC (2020)

Grade 6, Pass (2020)

Grade 1 Theory, Honours (2020)

Grade 6 Rock School, Honours (2021)

Grade 6 ANZCA, Honours (2021)