Drum, Percussion Lessons

Rock, Jazz, Classical, Marching, Irish/Newfoundland (Kit or Bodhran), Cajon, Hand Drums and more! Thanks to the various backgrounds of our highly trained and experienced Percussion/Drum instructors you may choose to play just about any style of music you want. Our instructors stress proper technique and teach students how to read music and play by ear. While typically most can start drums around age seven, we have accepted drum students as young as four years old. Male, Female, Adults and Seniors are all welcome – drumming has proven to offer both physical and mental benefits.

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Drums Overview:
Ages: 6 and up, beginners and up
Start Date: Any time throughout the year
Length: 30 minutes, hours available
Locations: St. John’s, Mount Pearl
Styles: Rock, Jazz, Latin, Classical and more

Drum and Percussion Teachers

Bryan Efford – Percussion, Drum Kit, Bodhran, Drum Line Director
Bryan has been studying and performing as a percussionist for over 30 years. Bryan has studied with notable educators Robert Power and Don Wherry. With a great love of marching and military band music, Bryan has been a proud member of the CLB Regimental Band since 1992. Bryan was a principal accompanist with the Mount Pearl Show Choir for 23 years and has performed on several tours with them including Japan, Europe and Disney World.In musical theatre, Bryan has also played drums for Etcetera productions successful adaptations of Sussical, Godspell and Shrek The Musical.In rock and pop, Bryan has performed with many groups and is currently performing with popular cover band Redline. Bryan has been teaching for over 22 years and in 2004 founded The Music Collection Drumline which has become a respected youth music program in the north east Avalon.

Jon Lane – Drum Kit, Snare Drum, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass.
Jon has been teaching drum set, percussion and guitar for over twenty one years and has been playing since age seven. In drumming, he specializes in classic and contemporary styles and techniques spanning the history of the artform. Similarly on guitar, he provides an overview of Rock, Traditional, Jazz and Classical methods.
He currently performs and records with several groups including 709, DC-3, Lori Cooper Band and The Outfit. In the past he’s performed with Amelia Curran, Jeff Dyer, Spirit of Newfoundland and has been house drummer for Blues legends Tony D, Campbelljohn, Roger Howse and Eddie Kirkland. Jon got his percussive start with Gower Youth Band and played guitar for five years with Sheila Williams in The Castaways, performing for kids and adults aboard the gulf ferries Joseph and Clara Smallwood and The Caribou.

Chris ParsonsChristopher Parsons – Studio Director, Percussion, Drums
One of The Music Collection’s first teachers, Chris has been teaching percussion for almost thirty years. In 1997 he graduated with a Bachelor of Music from MUN School of Music, studying with Don Wherry. Chris has performed with several groups including The Scruncheons, MUN Concert Band, Gower Community Band and the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. He is also a multi award winning composer and multimedia developer. Christopher is also responsible for Music Collection’s studio administration and coordination.

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How to reach us:
St. John's, Torbay Road 738-2982 hello@musiccollection.ca
Mount Pearl 368-0789 mountpearl@musiccollection.ca


Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

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Groups / Ensembles

Enabling students a chance to apply their skills in a group, rehearsing and performing together. Inspiring, yet fun and informal. Drumline, Vocal Performance, Rock Band or Ukelele. Find out more...