Where Rhythm Meets Mastery!

This is something you can benefit from whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro. I do these workouts myself regularly to keep and build my skills, so I know that it works.

Unleash your drumming potential with the transformative experience of the Drum Dojo, a weekly drumming workshop led by the seasoned professional drummer and educator, Dr. Grant Collins. With over 30 years of global experience in performances, teaching, and workshops, Grant brings a wealth of knowledge to guide you on your rhythmic journey.

I’m giving you the tools to help take your playing to the next level!

⿎ Drum Dojo is not just a workshop

It's a global community of drummers from different corners of the world coming together to share a passion for drums and elevate their craft. Our online sessions create a unique space where drummers of all levels can connect, learn, and grow together.

Complimentary for...

Current Private Students of Grant’s and members of the Drum Chop Accelerator receive complimentary entry to the Drum Dojo to help support their drumming and maximise their progression.

Focused Learning

Dive deep into two distinct workouts – one on the practice pad and the other on the drum kit. Dr. Collins meticulously breaks down sticking patterns, rudiments, grooves, fills, and core motions. Explore the physical mechanics, dynamics, rhythms, and various approaches, all aimed at enhancing your drumming skills.

Personalised Guidance

The ⿎ Drum Dojo is a gateway to unlocking your drumming precision and unleashing a level of professionalism that sets you apart in the rhythm world.

Global Connection

Join drummers from around the globe in a vibrant online community. Share insights, exchange experiences, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who are equally passionate about drums. The global perspective adds a dynamic layer to your drumming education.

Focused Practice

Experience the joy of honing your craft by focusing on doing a few things exceptionally well. Drum Dojo helps you set up a practice routine that is both effective and enjoyable, ensuring that each session is the best practice you get all week.

About me

I’m Dr. Grant Collins and I’m here to help you reach the next level in your playing.

I’ve been fortunate to have been a professional musician for over 35 years. Yes, this has been my full time career for this long. My background allows me to relate to a variety of different students and their origins on the drums. I started without lessons, just listening to and working out what drummers were playing on my favourite records.

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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.

⿎ DRUM DOJO

If you're ready to take to take you're playing to the next level,

I'd love to help you improve and develop your drumming...

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⿎ Drum Dojo

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This is something you can benefit from whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro. I do these workouts myself regularly to keep and build my skills, so I know that it works.

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