Frequently Asked Questions

10 Frequently Asked Questions

Why Drum Tutor?

Drum Tutor offers a comprehensive and contemporary drum education at a competitive price point. Students of Drum Tutor get to showcase their talents at our in-house recitals, utilize our student portal in addition to enjoying exclusive student discounts on the drum equipments that we offer.

Is my kid too young to learn drums?

Fret not, for there are no age limits to learning drums! We do have students as young as 4 years old learning with us while having fun jamming to grooves and songs. Our Founder, Er Chow-Kiat, has also published his very first drum book syallbus aptly titled “Beat By Beat”, which is specifically catered for kids. New students aged 4 to 16 years old signing up with us would be required to get his book for lessons at an exclusive price of S$21.90, only for Drum Tutor students.

Any drumming / musical background required?

No worries about that, as no musical background of any sort is required to join our courses. We, at Drum Tutor, welcome all beginners of any ages to join us in building up your drumming fundamentals and teachniques from scratch! As long as you're open to learning, we're happy to teach!

I do not own a drum set at home. Are your studios available for Drum Tutor students to rent and practice?

Sure, all & only Drum Tutor students are welcome to rent our studios for their own practice at our students-only exclusive price for S$12 per hour. However, do kindly book them at least 2 days in advance as rental slots are subject to availibility and given priority to ongoing lessons.

Alternatively, students are strongly encouraged to invest a drum set (be it acoustic or electronic) after 3 months of lessons as a constant form of motivation to cultivate a regular habit of practicing. By doing so, they will be able to progress even faster and catch up easily with every new lesson!

We do offer exclusive discounts to students who are interested in buying drum kits from us so do let us know if you are keen!

I am a self-taught drummer and would like to enhance my skills further with Drum Tutor. Is it absolutely necessary to learn to read and play from music notations?

Learning how to read music notations the proper way will most definitely speed up your learning journey with Drum Tutor as we aim to instill in all of our students the fundamentals and knowledge necessary to equip them with the crucial skills and discipline of reading and understanding music notations. You will then be playing according to how it’s written and not by your gut ‘feel’. Gaining the necessary skills to read and play according to music notations on scores will utilmately benefit students in the long run, as they are prepped with the essential skills and knowledge that would open them to a better prospect of pursuing drumming as a viable career.

Will there be any replacement lessons for lessons missed due to illness, vacations, business trips, etc?

Definitely! So no worries about that! Just simply inform us at least 2 days (48 hours) in advance and we will definitely arrange the necessary replacement lesson(s) for you or your child(ren).

In case of illness, do kindly take a clear photograph of the Medical Certificate (M.C.) and WhatsApp it to us at 9666 4979, and we will go ahead and arrange a replacement lesson for you.

May I try out for a trial lesson first before I decide to sign up with Drum Tutor?

Sure, of course you may! Do feel free to contact us either via WhatsApp at 9666 4979 or fill up our website's contact form where you may click on our “Sign Up Now” tab and fill up
the form accordingly to book your complimentary 15 minutes trial lesson with us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Do kindly indicate your preferred dates & timings and we will do our best to accommodate you! Trial lessons are subjected to slot availabilities and based on first-come-first-serve basis, so what are you waiting for?

Hurry and make a booking with us for your complimentary 15 minutes trial lesson with us now before slots fill up fast!

Where is Drum Tutor located?

Drum Tutor is located at:


11 Tanjong Katong Rd #02-29

Singapore 437157

Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays: 10am to 9pm
(Via Appointments Only) Office closed on Sundays and Mondays School and office closed on Public Holidays

The Grandstand

200 Turf Club Rd #04-13

Singapore 287994

Operating Hours:
Mondays to Sundays: 10am to 9pm (Via Appointments Only) Office closed on Sundays and Mondays School and office closed on Public Holidays

What are the payment options available?

PayNow, NETS, GrabPay, Credit Card, Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

How long will it take for us to progress?

Well, that definitely depends per se based on your learning capabilities, committment to improving and making time to practice new exercises and songs before your next lesson.

I am an adult and am keen in picking up the drums. May I still sign up for lessons with Drum Tutor?

Definitely for sure, you may! There are no age limit to picking up drums, anyone can learn as long as they have the interest and passion for it! We do teach kids and adults alike so fret not, you will be in good hands as we do have a flexible curriculum suitable for both kids and adults alike!

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