Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons

Are you interested in learning to play the drums or looking to level up your existing drumming skills?

With over 20 years of experience as a music educator and performer, I offer personalized drum lessons to students of all ages and levels. Whether you’re a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, I can help you unlock your potential in drumming and music and become a well-rounded and creative musician.

While I specialize in Jazz and everything related, I love all kinds of music and I cover a wide range of musical styles in my lessons, such as Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop, Classical, Brazilian and Latin to name a few. I am an open-minded person and I’m always eager to explore various musical forms and expressions with my students.

In addition to exploring various musical styles, I strongly emphasize the importance of mastering the fundamentals and enhancing overall musical and instrumental skills. This encompasses developing proper technique, coordination, rhythm, musicality, reading music, fostering creativity, and achieving a remarkable tone on the instrument. Furthermore, I can provide guidance for auditions, including those for college programs, and help you excel in ensemble playing.

My lessons are available in English, German, and Japanese.

My lesson studio is located in Shin-Kawasaki, with the nearest station being Motosumiyoshi. It is situated between Musashikosugi and Hiyoshi stations, making it easily accessible from Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kawasaki

Do you have any questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any inquiries you may have. I am also available for direct communication through phone or video calls.

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About Me

I am a professional drummer and music educator from Germany, residing in Japan since 2009. At Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, I hold a position as teaching faculty in the jazz course while also running my own drum lesson studio for private instruction.
My educational background includes studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Throughout my career, I have performed in concerts, tours, and recording sessions across Europe, the USA, and Asia, in addition to making several TV appearances in Japan.

Online Drum Lessons

Besides teaching face-to-face, I teach many of my private drum lessons online using a new music education platform called “Forte Lessons”. Forte is very user-friendly and offers excellent video and audio features optimized for online music lessons. If you’d like to learn more about them, please visit their website at https://fortelessons.com

Online education has become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason – it works great! Thanks to advancements in technology, I am able to offer the same quality drum lessons online as I would in-person. Students enjoy the convenience and flexibility that online lessons offer. They are time saving and safe, especially for children.

Kids Online Lessons

Parents sometimes wonder if it’s possible for their children to take drum lessons online. From my experience, online lessons work well for most kids. Of course, it depends on the child’s personality and learning style, but so far, my students have been able to handle my online lessons without any problems.


Dennis Frehse holding a cymbal in front of a black background.