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Drummer Cafe ~ Educational Materials



Chef de cuisine, Bart Elliott serves up only the highest-quality lessons, articles, charts and transcriptions here at the Drummer Cafe. Complete with video (now in high-definition), audio samples and printable notation, our instructional materials are sure to please the most discriminating palate.

To peruse our growing selection of educational entrées, including the top-shelf Premium Resources, please choose from the following categories:


  • Articles

    Commentary and educational articles covering a broad range of topics; music, industry, musicianship, drums and percussion.

  • Drum & Percussion Lessons

    Free drum and percussion lessons that include audio, video and/or music notation.

  • Premium Resources

    Bart Elliott is making a wide assortment of drum and percussion lessons, including exercises, rhythms, fills, PDF transcriptions and charts, as well as rare, hard-to-find, exclusive audio recordings and video footage, available to the drum and percussion community.

    An annual Subscription is only $29.50 (that's less than $2.50 per month) and gives full 24/7 access to peruse, view and/or download an ever growing archive of top-shelf drum and percussion resources. SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    • Audio Recordings

      Rare recordings and play-along tracks.

    • Drum Charts

      Drum and percussion charts.

    • PDF Printables

      Printable and/or downloadable PDF documents, including charts, exercises and more.

    • Transcriptions

      Drum and percussion transcriptions from specific recorded performances.

    • Video Footage

      Rare and/or unique video footage; includes lessons, master classes, live performances and more.

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Your Drum & Percussion Resource

Established in 1996 by Bart Elliott, is the oldest and longest-standing Internet-based drum / percussion resource and community forum for drummers and percussionists.

Drummer Cafe offers free online percussion lessons and drum lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced drummers & percussionists, plus current drum news, product reviews, video interviews, a state-of-the-art global drum clinic and percussion event calendar, a private drum/percussion teacher directory to help you find an instructor near you, an ebay auction portal, and much more!

Drummer Cafe's 'top-shelf content' is available with a Premium Resource subscription of $29.50 per year (that's only 8 cents a day!) — so come hungry ... it's an all-you-can-eat buffet!