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The perfect place to learn new skills, be creative and have fun with your drumming.

I’m a fully qualified drumset performer and teacher with over 30 yrs experience.

Brisbane based fully equipped drum studio.

Not in Brisbane? We specialise in Video lessons too!

Learning drums will never be the same!

Discover a modern hybrid model of learning drums with a combination of personal one to one lessons, online classes, workshops and live calls.

Personal One on One Lessons

Live Monthly Workshops with Q&A

Live Saturday Sessions

Step by Step Courses

Self Paced Practice Workouts

Monthly Group Challenges

With a combination of teaching approaches, contact points and student involvement, this is a new wave in education that will engage students better and for longer.

Student Testimonials

Inspiration & Education

"He's brought out a lot of nuances within my playing and developed my technique to another level. I'm playing many of the things that I used to play but they sound so much better. He's also helped me with the ergonomics of my drumset which has made me feel so much comfortable when I sit behind the kit and more relaxed with my playing."

Chris Bland
Funk Knuckle

"Since starting up lessons with Grant I'm now playing with much more confidence, flow and musicality. He‘s exposed me to many drumming techniques, approaches and mindsets and always knows how to challenge me to get the best out of me. I’ll often think something's beyond my capabilities, but he always knows the right approach to get me moving forward."

David Shaw
Inexcess, Meatloaf Show

"My lessons with Grant have helped me not just become a much better drummer, but also really given me a big picture about music and how it works. He guided and prepared me with my audition for the Queensland Conservatorium and then helped me all throughout doing my Bachelor of Music to progress my drumming with approaches and concepts that I never thought I'd be doing."

Richard Yeh

World Class Education
 World Class Skills

See For Yourself...

Dom Famularo
World Drumming Ambassador

"It's not often I hear someone who is on the cutting edge of modern drum-set performance. Well, in Australia I heard that person… Grant Collins! When you hear him, be prepared for the ride he will take you on… you will remember it for the rest of your life."

Mike Haid
Modern Drummer Magazine

"Anyone who can play “Three Camps” with their feet deserves attention. Australia’s Grant Collins takes the Bozzio one-man-percussion orchestra to new heights by incorporating advanced Donati/Lang ambidextrous double pedal abilities and amazing four-limb independence. Collins’ drumming skills are world-class. It’s hard to imagine a human acoustic drumkit performer advancing much beyond this level."

Sarah Woods
Arts Hub Australia

"Grant Collins, the virtuoso drummer who made up the other half of the Full Metal Racket performance that night, led a musical revolution. His “multi-timbral soundscapes” shattered any preconceived notions about the artistic capacity of drumming. His compositions were complex and surprisingly narrative. But how can drumming be narrative? I guess it was a had-to-be-there experience!"

GRANT DRUMS ACADEMY The perfect place for drummers to learn new skills, be creative and have fun with their drumming.

No matter you're just starting out or have been playing for a while, the GRANT DRUMS ACADEMY will get you behind the drumset, having a great time and learning the art of being a drummer

Discover your full potential, find your sound and enjoy the process.

  • Starting out for the first time
  • Level Up your current playing
  • Exams
  • Auditions
  • School Music Tutoring


One to One Private Lessons

45 mins f/n
At Grant’s studio in Eagle Farm or via Video 

Many educational studies have shown that 45 mins is the best lesson length for maximum takeaways for music lessons. Between the personal lesson, online resources and live events, fortnightly lessons hit the sweet spot for productivity and maximum growth. Of course we can still do weekly sessions, simply enquire and we'll make it happen.

What do we do in the lessons? 

  • If you’re just starting out, I will put you on a proven program to get you comfortable holding the sticks, learning correct grip and playing beats. 
  • If you’ve been playing for a while, we will look at your goals to map out a program that will get you there. 
  • If you have an audition or exam, we will focus on that to get you in the best possible position to ace it.
  •  If you’re doing music as a subject at school and need help with assignments, we will work on that.
  •  If you want to learn to breathe fire, sorry you’re in the wrong spot.

Personal Lessons to help you on your way!

In-Depth, Step by Step Courses

Grant’s courses are built around traditional and modern drumming concepts to advance your playing. He’s written courses for Conservatoriums and Universities so knows how to structure a course for the best possible student progress.

With courses, you will...

  • Experience courses that leave no stone unturned and guide you through step by step.
  • Feel like you're doing a one on one lesson, making sure that you cover all the parts you need to get the results.
  • Explore creative and fun applications on the drumset to build your skills and help you develop your own sound.

New courses being added regularly!

Monthly Workshops + Q&A's


As a part of Grants Drumming Pathways, each month will feature an exclusive workshop/masterclass to help guide you on your journey. Each session will also feature a Q&A session to answer your questions.

With monthly workshops, you will...

  • Have Masterclass topics each month to help you develop your playing, build your skills, create better practice habits and be more confident on the drums. 
  •  Be able to ask Grant any questions during the Q&A sessions so that you don’t miss a beat.  
  • Get to experience professional level drumset coaching as a part of your Academy membership.

Specialised workshop topics each month!

Workouts for Maximum Progress

You can simply log in, pick a practice workout and play along with me. The workouts are designed to nurture the core skills of drumming and give you the freedom to play whatever it is you want on the drumset.

With workouts, you will...

  • Build your core skills to be free on the drumset and express yourself fluidly.  
  • Learn new and common patterns to develop your hands, feet, grooves and motion around the drumset. 
  •  Get a strong foundation with your limbs as well as your speed, dynamics and endurance.

If you have 10 mins,
you can get in a workout!

Saturday Practice Sessions


Sometimes getting the motivation to practice can be tough. To help with this, I will be holding regular Saturday morning practice sessions. You get to practice along with me as I guide you through the session. If you missed out on your practice during the week then this is your makeup time. If you’ve already done your practice, then this is a bonus!

With Saturday Sessions, you will…

  • Get to have Grant as your practice buddy and practice along with him.
  • Have a great focused session to get the sticks in your hands and build your skills. 
  • Join in with other students to be motivated as a part of the group.  

Your weekly practice buddy!

I've been there...

Learning new things can be tough. I know what it feels like to think you’re not able to do something or don’t have the confidence that you can work through it to get this new skill. I’ve learned how to break down these barriers and share with you the processes to move forward and advance your playing. This is what I do!

I’ve been there and I know how you feel.

My origin as a professional musician was playing in a full time professional covers band. This is a great learning platform for any musician. We had a huge repertoire of songs and I would constantly have to learn new songs every week as the latest hits would come out. I learn’t everything by ear so this taught me a great deal about hearing and understanding what the drummer does in a song and how song writing structures work. I began to realise what the better drummers were doing and how they shaped their drum parts to support the song. I was very meticulous in learning the material and would sit down with headphones, going over each bar, so that I had every single hi hat opening, ride bell and other parts so I could be as close to the original drum part as possible.

As I progressed with my learning, I started looking at doing formal studies to advance my musical skills further. I started to audition at conservatories and universities. Unfortunately my music theory skills were well down in comparison to my drumming skills so I was unsuccessful in my first attempts. I then started to get music theory lessons and after 3 years of auditioning, I was accepted to do my Bachelor of Music. I’ve since gone on to become a Doctor of Music so I have the formal qualifications as well as my on the road experiences to relate to both sides of the spectrum. I’ve also been a conservatorium lecturer and have written course curriculums for subjects so have the skills and know how to structure a course. 

As well as that, I’ve travelled around the world doing concerts and also for my sponsors doing hundreds of clinics, masterclasses and percussion festivals over the past 25+ years. I’ve also done countless hours of private tuition for a wide range of students doing everything from playing in local bands to going to university to winning national drum competitions.

I’ve spent an innumerable number of hours exploring and discovering this awesome instrument and love to share not only the what, but also the how and why on all things drums. I love the creative aspect of music and like to look at ideas from a different perspective. Doing this helps us to discover alternative ways to play things and leads to finding your own individual voice on the instrument. I’m super excited about putting these programs together and would love to be able to transform and inspire your personal music journey.

"Collins’ drumming skills are world-class. It’s hard to imagine a human acoustic drumkit performer advancing much beyond this level."

Modern Drummer Magazine

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