Drums & Percussion Lessons


Drums and Percussion Lessons


If you want to have tons of FUN learning music, then drum lessons are for you! Learn to rock out to your favorite pop, rock, latin, or jazz songs or improve drumming technique for your band at school. We welcome students ages 6 and up including adults and all levels from beginning to advanced. Our fun and experienced instructors will teach your favorite songs while covering concepts like rhythm, note-reading, symbol recognition, musicianship, basic hand and foot technique, listening skills, and correct posture. All students are also welcome to perform in our optional student recitals which we offer every month throughout the year.

Never touched the drums or a musical instrument in your life? No worries - we love beginners! Do you have a child who is full of energy and banging on pots and pans at home? It’s time to try drum lessons! Our drum spots always go quickly, so contact us today.

All students will need an instrument to practice on at home. If you need recommendations on what to purchase, we are happy to help!

We offer drum and percussion lessons in Novi, Troy, and our newest Plymouth-Canton location. So if you searched for drum lessons near me or percussion lessons near me, you've come to the right place!      

Why Choose Expressions ?


Lessons for piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin/viola, cello, woodwinds, and brass in ONE location.


Your family can save time and money taking multiple instruments on the same day! We welcome all beginners and all higher levels of experience - no matter your age! Take music lessons in Novi, music lessons in Troy, or music lessons in Canton. Adults - click here for more info.

The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the Metro Detroit area.


Our instructors have many years of teaching experience and hold multiple university degrees in their instrument. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to teaching you the style of music you want to learn in your lessons.

Free Monthly Recitals!


Our free regular and super-fun themed recitals are optional for our students, but most choose to participate at least a few times a year! Students want to feel motivated to practice and parents want to see progress, and recitals accomplish both of these objectives. We always offer a variety of recital options in our very own concert hall every month so you can choose the ideal time to fit into your busy schedule. We pride ourselves on our well-organized, warm, supportive performance events which never last longer than an hour… and they’re entirely free for all involved!

Free practice motivation program. 


We call this program our Level Up music achievement program, and our students have been enthusiastically climbing from levels 1 through 10, earning wristbands, ribbons, stickers, and trophies since we launched this signature program in 2012! Thing about the martial arts black belt program…but for music lessons! This highly-developed and successful program is completely free (and optional), and our students have never been more motivated to practice and progress in their lessons!

Morning, afternoon, and evening schedule options 7 days a week. 


We have many weekday afternoon and evening and Saturday morning and afternoon lessons times, and we’re open all year round, including the summer. If you need to change your lesson time, no problem! We are happy to help you adjust your lesson time as your schedule changes. And if you need to cancel, we are happy to provide unlimited make-up lessons at your convenience. We understand that families have very busy lives!

Competition opportunities available for all instruments, ages, and skill levels. 


We are members of the American Guild of Music (AGM) which allows all Expressions teachers to send their students to nearby regional competitions if they so desire. AGM competitions cater to students of all ages, levels, and instruments, and our students who participate always feel excited and motivated to practice and compete again the next year. Competitions are always optional and we never require our students to perform or compete!

Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you. 


Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher or owner or more commonly, an answering machine. We have a team of super smiley administrative professionals who are available at the front desk to assist our students warmly and effectively in person, by phone, or by email seven days a week. We think you will quickly find we are one of the most organized companies you have ever worked with!

Plenty of parking, beautiful facility, and clean, bright lesson rooms.


We are so incredibly proud of our beautiful, clean, bright, and spacious facilities! Most studios hold their lessons in small and almost closet-sized rooms, but we think it is important to learn in an open, airy, inspiring environment with natural light and tasteful décor! We believe learning music should be seriously fun, and we like for our facility to represent both the serious and fun natures of what we do and who we are!

Waiting rooms available for both parents and children. 


We have spacious and comfortable waiting areas for our families with free WIFI, magazines, water, and complementary hot coffee and tea. For the younger students or siblings, we have our Music Lab with fully-loaded music education iPads, music movies, music coloring pages, music books, music games, and more. Our students and their families LOVE hanging out in the Music Lab!


All lesson materials provided. 


All of our students are given an official Expressions binder and tote bag to carry all of their materials and keep them organized. And when your instructor notifies us that you need the next book or an additional book, we will order it for you for pick-up at your next lesson! All materials, recitals, and our Black Belt Achievement program are included in the affordable monthly tuition.



Conveniently located in Novi, Plymouth-Canton, and Troy


Due to our central and multiple locations, our school is convenient and draws students from all across the Metro Detroit area.




Month-to-month lesson structure. 


No long term yearly or semester-long commitments. Students are only committed to a month at a time! If you need to withdraw for any reason, just let us know any time before the 1st day of the next month, and we will take you off the schedule.


Novi Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm | Sunday: 12pm-5pm
43370 W. 10 Mile Rd. Novi MI 48375
Mon-Tue-Thu: 2pm-9pm | Saturday: 9am-2pm
Wed, Fri, and Sun: CLOSED
9357 General Drive Plymouth MI 48170
Troy Location
Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm | Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed
4000 Livernois Rd. Troy MI 48098