• Bachelor Of Music

Mentone Drum Lessons with Jack Bennett (bio below).

Hello! ‚ÄčI offer both private lessons in my home studio in Mentone (VIC), or online through Skype/Zoom for students around the world. I have taught private and online for over 20 years, and have taught in prestigious Melbourne schools including St Leonard's College, MacRobertson Girls, Peninsula Grammar, Kilbreda College and more.

Private lessons are weekly, normally on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. I teach everyone from raw beginners through to professionals. All you need to bring is a pair of sticks, and I can help you on a large range of topics, including:

  • Basic stick and pedal technique, theory and reading
  • Drumkit - all styles. Rock/Pop, Jazz, Latin, Rudimental etc
  • Classical Percussion - orchestral instruments, 2 & 4 mallet playing, treble & bass clef etc
  • Afro Cuban Percussion - congas, bongos, timbales, pandeiro etc
  • Drummers wanting to learn to play songs for their band or perhaps online covers
  • VCE students (I have 3 solos on the VCE syllabus, and 6 on the ANZCA syllabus)
  • Trinity Guildhall, CPM and Rockschool
  • University auditions for drumkit or percussion
  • Theatre pit drumming

All students receive a free subscription to my PRO website, where all your weekly resources are stored (700 video lessons, 2,000 backing tracks, community of drummers etc) and everything is recorded in a digital practice diary, with resource links, so you always know what to practice week to week.


Andy, Melbourne:
Haru, Melbourne:
Patrick, Belgium:
Jon, UK:


Jack was recently asked to relocate to Berlin with a brand new Cirque du Soleil / Live Nation creation, called NYSA. But thanks to covid.. :) In Australia, Jack has performed with a wide variety of artists, including; Hugh Sheridan, John Cameron Mitchell, Paulini (Idol), Prinnie Stevens (The Voice), Mig Ayesa (Rockstar INXS), Natalie Bathingswaite (Rogue Traders), Anthony Warlow, iOta, Adam Thompson (Chocolate Starfish), Darren Coggan, Rhonda Birchmore and many others. Tribute shows including Bjorn Again, The Elton John Experience, and Elton Jack. National theatre tours of Hair, Grease, Moonshadows, La Cage Aux Folles, Shout, Hedwig & The Angry Inch. Corporate Bands including Chunky Jam, Louie & The Party Boyz, Spin and Grandwazoo, as well as Jazz with artists such as Jack Pantazis, Ross Irwin, The Australian Showband and MOJO Big Band.

Jack has performed at many major events including supporting Mariah Carey at Palladium, supporting Sneaky Sound System at Summerfest, AFL Grand Final, ICI Cricket World Cup and many more.


Jack has taught locally in Melbourne for the last 20 years, including notable bayside schools St Leonard's College, Peninsula Grammar, MacRobertson Girls and Kilbreda College.

Jack runs world renowned teaching site (since 2005), and he has produced 15 DVD sets, sold nation-wide in Billy Hyde stores and online. He has also written 2 books. Jack has 3 solos on the VCE syllabus and 6 on the ANZCA syllabus. He has been featured in Drumscene magazine, Rhythm UK magazine and The Age. Jack endorses Sleishman Drums, and in 2009 Sleishman launched the Jack Bennett Signature Snare Drum worldwide, to critical acclaim. Most recently Jack has partnered with a company in Taiwan to deliver the first live stream drum lessons into mainland China from the west.

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Details last updated: February 5, 2024