St. John's - Drums Lessons

Music Lesson Centre

Lesson Centre Locations > Newfoundland and Labrador > St. John's

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447 Kenmount Road
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, A1B 3P9
Lesson Centre:Phone or Text (709) 753-1893
Store Phone: (709) 753-1885
Fax: (709) 753-8767

Lesson Centre Email: stjohnslessons@long-mcquade.com
Store Email: stjohns@long-mcquade.com

Lesson Centre Hours
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED
Chris Davis - Lessons Coordinator - coordinator of the music lessons in St. John

Chris Davis - Lessons Coordinator

In addition to receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from Memorial University in classical double bass, Chris has studied jazz at Humber College in Toronto and at the Bass Collective in New York City, under the tutelage of Mike Downes, Paco Luviano, Lincoln Goines, and Dr. Nathan Cook. His travels as a musician have seen him perform in Orlando, London, Hiroshima, and Beaumont-Hamel - but St. John’s is still home. He has extensive studio experience and has performed with groups such as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Florian Hoefner Trio, Havana to Canada, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. After working in L&M St. John’s’ band department for several years, he is honored to take on the role of Lessons Coordinator.

This Location Offers:

Online Lessons

All Lessons

Private Lessons

Find qualified music teachers at St. John’s largest music lesson centre! Conveniently located on the west end of Kenmount Road, we offer quality musical instruction for all skill levels on a variety of instruments! We specialize in all styles of music, from rock and pop to classical and even traditional fiddle and accordion, unique to our Newfoundland heritage! Our outstanding teachers provide a comfortable environment for guitar lessons, piano lessons, whatever your interest may be! Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm, we offer flexible scheduling in our 14 well-equipped studios. There are no registration fees for lessons and no commitment is required! We also provide recitals twice yearly free of charge for all students, friends and family! Call one of our friendly lessons associates at 709-753-1893 to book a lesson and begin your musical journey today!

Group Lessons

Group jam session

Group ukulele session

Our Drums Teachers:

Clayton Saunders - Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano music lessons in St. John

Clayton Saunders (Drums, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Piano) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Clayton Saunders is a composer, performer, and private music teacher from Grand Falls-Windsor who studied jazz guitar at McMaster University. Since moving back to Newfoundland, Clayton has played music all across the island with multiple groups including international artists such as Chris Kirby, Matthew Hornell, Brad Jefford and The Once. He has also been in multiple tribute concerts, such as The David Bowie Tribute Show (guitar), The 20th Anniversary Tribute of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill (guitar), a John Prine Tribute (drums), and a Tragically Hip Tribute (drums). Clayton currently teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, piano, drums (kit) and auxiliary percussion and has been teaching since 2003. Clayton’s rate is $24 per half hour lesson.

Fred Norman - Drums music lessons in St. John

Fred Norman (Drums) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Fred has been playing drums for over twenty years. He is a freelance studio musician, with extensive experience in recording sessions for folk, rock, and country artists. In addition to the above styles, Fred is also well versed in funk, Motown, and hard rock, having performed in these styles on the national club circuit. Fred’s rate is $23 per half hour lesson.

Tony Tucker - Drums, Djembe, Hand Drums, Percussion music lessons in St. John

Tony Tucker (Drums, Djembe, Hand Drums, Percussion) Registration Request
Online Lessons: Yes

Tony Tucker ‎is a drummer and percussionist from St. John's who started playing drum kit at the young age of 10, alongside his parents who played piano and organ in church. Throughout his teens, he recorded and toured with bands ranging in style from rock to traditional/folk, including ECMA nominees The Danette Eddy Band and Potbelly. In the 1990’s, Tony began studying world percussion, with his primary focus being the traditional rules of Flamenco, West African, Middle-Eastern, and Latin percussion.

Tony's passion for West African music led him to study under master djembe players Famoudou Konate, Mohamed Kalifa Kamara, Mamady Keita, and M'Bemba Bangoura. He performed with five-piece drum ensemble Fola, specializing in Guinean percussion. Fola has played at the annual Victoria Day Festival in Bermuda, as well as Halifax’s Atlantic Jazz Festival, Multicultural Festival, and Drum Festival.

In 1997, Tony joined the group El Viento Flamenco, wherein he has perfected the complex hand clapping so integral to the art of flamenco and has added Cajon, Bongos, Darbuka and Udo to the group’s sound. El Viento has released three CD's, one of which won a 2007 ECMA for Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year. The group has performed with numerous Canadian Symphonies, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, the Atlantic Festival of Lights, PEI’s Folk and Jazz Festival, The Atlantic Film Festival, and the prestigious Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Tony's rate is $25 per half hour lesson.