Free worship drums and percussion lessons

Stuck at the back of the worship band, online resources for Christian drummers can be a bit scarce.

We wanted to share some of the brilliant lessons from our Beginner and Intermediate Worship Drum courses to let you drummers know that you aren’t forgotten. We know what an important role you play in providing timing, rhythm and dynamics to the entire worship team.

Scroll down the page to a lovely selection of videos showing how to use different hand drums and percussion too from djembe and triangle to digeridoo!

Beginning Worship Drums – Your First Ever Break

This is one of the early lessons on our Beginners Drums course. It breaks down how to play your first drum break.

BEGINNER DVDS / STREAMING / DOWNLOADS

Intermediate Drums – Limb Independence

This lesson, from our Intermediate Drums course unpacks the heavyweight technique of limb independence with grooves and exercises for you to practice.

INTERMEDIATE DVDS / STREAMING /  DOWNLOADS

Bounce strokes

This lesson explores the drumming technique of using bounce strokes. Plus plenty of exercises for practice.

Playing Drums Sensitively

This interview with veteran drum and percussionist Martin Neil considers how to play drums sensitively.

Drum Workout – 8th and 16th Note Rhythms

Our worship drum courses come complete with lots of exercises and drum workouts for you to follow. Here are some sample workouts.

Drum Workout – Paradiddles Across The Toms

Drum Workout – Triplets Round The Kit

Drum Workout – Jam to Riff

Using tambourines in church

We’d humbly suggest that the tambourine is safest in the hands of a drummer when in church! Here’s Colin Brooks from our Intermediate Drums course explaining how to use it properly.

Percussion lesson – using the triangle

Our Intermediate Worship Drums course contains a number of lessons on using percussion which can add real beauty and versatility to your playing. Here Colin Brooks teaches triangle technique.

Using a cowbell on the worship team

Yes. Cowbells can have their place in worship too as explained in this clip from our Intermediate Worship Drums course.

Using djembe in church

We briefly explore hand drumming and using djembes in our Intermediate Drums course. For many more lessons though, do check out our Hand Drumming DVDs presented in conjunction with Psalm Drummers.

Using congas in church

We briefly explore hand drumming and using congas in our Intermediate Drums course. For many more lessons though, do check out our Hand Drumming DVDs presented in conjunction with Psalm Drummers.

Using egg shakers in worship

Learn to play Digeridoo

We hope you have enjoyed these sample lessons from our Beginner and Intermediate Worship Drum courses. Plenty more to see in the full courses – you can buy the DVDs, download or stream the courses.