About: Private Drum Kit Tuition

The Beat Lab is an innovative, fun and inspirational place to learn drums. Students who learn drumming at The Beat Lab will gain confidence, patience, heightened physical strength and a great passion for this wonderfully physical, rhythmic and melodic (yes you read it!) instrument.

The Beat Lab was created by experienced drummer Sally Wiggins as a place where students can come and feel comfortable on their journey to becoming an advanced, knowledgeable and versatile drummer.

The Beat Lab caters to students aged 8 years and above. Adults are welcome. After 6 years of trialing The Beat Lab syllabus, we have discovered that it is best suited to students on or over the age of 8 years. Perhaps in the near future, upon a possible expansion of the studio, we could implement a program more suited to younger aged students. But unfortunately, we do not currently have the facility or availability for this service.

Dave Helman reviewed The Beat Lab5 star. January 11 ·

Sal is a committed musician dedicated to the art of drumming…a great place to learn drums at any level!

The Beat Lab Band Method of Progress was developed by Sally as an effective method of goal setting and rewards for students as they advance. It is a system of 8 different coloured bands that may be applied to a students stick as they complete the techniques and tasks set out for each ‘band’. This encourages students to practice and excel at a faster rate than they may normally as they enjoy the rewarding feeling of accomplishing each ‘level’. The idea of the system is to take students from a beginner to an advanced level in a way that is structured, challenging and enjoyable.

“Ashton is really enjoying his lessons and loves demonstrating his skills to everyone at home. Thank you for keeping his enthusiasm going”

-Heather L.

During private tuition time at The Beat Lab students have the option to prepare for examinations in drumming. Sally is registered to help students through the Contemporary Popular Music Course for The Australian Music Education Board (AMEB) and the Trinity College Examinations. Sally currently prefers Trinity as it is more regularly updated and better suited to the modern drum kit drummer. Examinations can help to improve a drummer’s technique and confidence. Entrants also receive graded certificates – great for the resume! Note: Examinations take a great deal of time and dedication. They are not necessary for drum kit drummers and are only recommended in few circumstances.

Students are encouraged and inspired to showcase their talents at the annual Beat Lab Concert. For this concert Sally will prepare students in a group or solo situation to perform a piece of their choice and style. Sally will also give students the opportunity to perform with other musicians, such as guitarists and pianists from Guitar Pic Live for the Beat Lab Concert.

“Hi Sally,

Congratulations on your HUGE effort today. Your students were all so happy to perform – well prepared and supported by you. Each and every one of them looked so good up there today and your selection of repertoire was spot on!

I hope all of your “drum families” are as appreciative as we are. You thoroughly deserve it. All of the extra little details you cover to make these kids feel special…..you are the perfect teacher!

Our family greatly values the work you do for our Madi and all of the other children in your care.”

– Jenna H.

The Beat Lab also offers optional specialty workshops. These are designed to enhance skills and further inspire students on their drumming journey.

Cost varies slightly depending on the tutors age, qualifications, level of experience and demand for availability. For all lesson costs and tutor information see:

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Please inquire through our contact form for further details or phone us on 42 431 351.

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Students Performing

Students Performing

Students Performing

Students Performing

Students Performing

Students Performing

Good Rapport Between Teachers and Students

Good Rapport Between Teachers and Students