Darren Benjamin Drum Lessons - Professional Affordable

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  • B.A. (University of Melbourne)


I am a passionate drummer and drum teacher and multi-instrumentalist; drum-kit, electric/acoustic guitar, keyboard, vocals, harmonica, ukulele etc. I will often pick up a guitar so students can play along to their favourite songs at their own pace. There are TWO drum-kits in my studio which allows the student and I to play side by side.


Above all, I want my students to enjoy what they are doing. Students may request the songs that they would like to learn. Any technical and theoretical studies are taught through the prism of the student’s song choice. This makes learning more relatable and fun. This is often a great introduction for younger students.


20 years professional playing experience and 15 years teaching experience with children and adults of all ages. Very experienced with children (working with children check certified; willing to provide references). My students range in age from 5 to 75 (yes, really!). Have toured, recorded internationally and nationally with rock/blues/soul bands. Currently performing regularly and touring interstate with a blues band.


My teaching studio is located in Caulfield North, 5-minute walk from Malvern station and 1-minute walk to the 16 and 64 tram routes. There are two drum kits, guitars, lots of drumming books and even some comics on the couch if you arrive early for your lesson and I am with another student. Heating and air-conditioning for year-round comfort. Other comforts include tea, cold water and a bathroom.


I am able to assist students with their school band drum parts. I am able to help drum students through their Year 12 drum-kit music program, whether it be group or solo performance. This past year, a year 12 student of mine acheived a score of 44.

I have taught students from nearly all the schools in the local (and not so local) area, including: St.Kevins, St.Michaels Sec, Mt.Scopus, McKinnon Sec, King David School, Caulfield South Primary, Currajong School, Caulfield Junior College, Bialik, Glen Eira Sec, Malvern Primary, Lloyd St School, Bentleigh East Primary etc.


This acts as a meet-and-greet session and trial lesson. During this lesson, I asses the student’s goals and aims and then gear my lessons towards each student’s individual needs. To make them feel more at-ease, younger students often choose to have their parent/guardian present during the meet-and-greet session.


30 minutes = $30
45 minutes = $40
60 minutes = $50

Lessons are weekly and you are able to continue through holiday times if you like. The 30-minute lessons are often preferred by younger students.

Call/text me anytime to set up your first/trial lesson

Details last updated on October 12, 2020