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Highly respected drummer, drum clinician and drum educator.

Looking For Online Drum Coaching?

You have probably spent some time searching online for free online drum lessons or an online drum coaching program!

Well, you're in the right place.

Here at Rob Hirons Online Drum Coaching we have courses and lessons for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro drummers. We currently have 12 courses comprising over 80 lessons and we are always adding more each month.

Meet your new online Drum Coach

Rob Hirons

As an active drum educator, Rob maintains a highly intense teaching schedule as well as being Course Director at the acclaimed music school MLC Academy Marseilles.

Rob has a large roster of regular students throughout the year and also directs the academy’s week long intensive courses for drums, guitar, bass and vocals during each holiday period.

More recently, he has launched this new educational website www.RobHironsDrums.com dedicated to providing online drum tuition for drummers of all levels. In parallel to his intense education schedule, 

Rob also organizes his own drum camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players.

Drummers from all over France and abroad participate in the events. During the month of October, he teams up with other players to hold the 4 day Provence Drum Camp in the beautiful southern French village of Puyloubier.

Having a strong desire to share modern drum-set techniques with others, Rob wrote the drum tuition book Groove Facility. Distributed by Alfred Publishing, Groove Facility sells worldwide and has gained excellent reviews throughout the drumming community and press.

Rob is a highly respected drummer, drum clinician and drum educator. He started out his drumming career studying with teachers Ray Payne, Ronnie Bottomley, Dave Hassell and Tony Faulkner in England and then later with Dom Famularo in New York. He graduated at the City of Leeds College of Music in 1996 gaining his Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Jazz Studies.

Rob’s vast playing experience includes performances, tours and albums with St Christopher, The Rob Donnelly Band, Watcha Clan, Rona Hartner, Jean Michel Kajdan, Therese Themlin, and Hofmann Family Blues Experience to name but a few. As well as these projects, Rob has recently played with rock / pop band The Page, one of the busiest gigging bands in the region. Never one to slow down, Rob has also recently founded his own powerful jazz fusion trio Isnard – Tomi – Hirons who recently released their first album Incipit.

A reputed drum clinician, Rob regularly performs clinics in partnership with Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Sticks and Evans Drumheads. He has performed alongside such drummers as Carmine Appice, Damien Schmitt, Mike Terrana, Dave Lombardo, George Kollias, Dirk Brand, Dom Famularo, Aquiles Preister, Pete Lockett, and John Favicchia.

In late 2013 Rob gave a dynamic drum clinic performance at the prestigious Drummers Collective in New York City and also performed at many of the renowned Sam Ash retails stores on the East Coast. 

I'm sure, like many aspiring drummers, there is a burning question you need answering.
"Why not just use YouTube?"

You absolutely could use YouTube!
Becoming a drummer is a journey, and on that journey you should expose yourself to as many different techniques and styles of playing as possible, and YouTube is great for that because, well lets face it it's
(did we mention yet that our entry level is Free as well!)

BUT! Consider these points for a moment.


Free Options

Paid Options



Monthly Fee


Geographic Independence


Community Feedback


Clear Explanations


Varied Techniques & Methods


Structured Learning


Consistent Quality Content


*There are many more factors in your decision making but we feel these are probably the most obvious.

As we have said, we wholeheartedly encourage new, and experienced drummers to expand their knowledge at any given opportunity including, using any free resources that are useful.

However, consider the benefits of subscribing to an online drum coaching service like ours.

*Your learning can be as structured or unstructured as you like.


For the most part online music lessons, of any kind, are more affordable than one to one lessons. Because you have less expense in both time and logistics.

More Time Practicing:

One of the biggest challenges, especially for beginners, is finding the time to practice new skills and techniques. With an online coach and library of courses you don't have to wait for your next lesson.

Use Any Device:

You don't need a flash pc or laptop to access an online teaching or coaching program.

Teacher Options:

Because the internet breaks down geographic barriers, this gives you access to a much broader range of teachers. We know how hard it can be to find the right teacher or coach.

Community Help:

It can be frustrating having to wait several days, or weeks maybe, to get help with that tricky new groove. With an online community, whilst maybe not instant, you can get some help much quicker.

A Better View:

Often you can get a better view and break down of a technique. Camera angles used for online videos are often better placed than you can get in person.

Details of our current courses and lessons

We're Only Just Getting Started
(currently 12 courses and over 80 lessons)

  • Beginner
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • pro

Course Title



Welcome To The Drum Set

12 Lessons


Basic Rock Grooves

6 Lessons


Simple Fills

5 Lessons


Introduction To Rudiments

6 Lessons


Exploring The Hi Hat

5 Lessons


Introduction To Latin

3 Lessons


Exploring The Snare


(Coming Soon)

More Fills And Variations


(Coming Soon)

A First Look At Improvisation


(Coming Soon)

Swing Feels


(Coming Soon)

Alternative Rock Grooves


(Coming Soon)

Introduction To Reggae


(Coming Soon)


I have known Rob Hirons for some years now.

Besides being a fine drum set player, he also excels at education and has an honest commitment to sharing his knowledge to his students and anyone interested in developing their drumming to the next level. A fine example of what many teachers and players should aspire towards.

Pete Lockett  //  Percussionist and performing artist, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Amy Winehouse

To me, Rob is a coach rather than a formal teacher,...

...with whom I feel close in the way he approaches teaching the instrument. Beyond the weekly session (rudiments, coordination, independence, playing charts…), he also performs a critical analysis of my playing and pays attention to subtle aspects which help improve my playing : stick grip, motion studies, overall positioning, foot positioning, mind set… Also the way he helps me to improve my rhythmic creativity : building solos, advice on grooves and fills in connection with the chart… I strongly recommend Rob to anyone who would either like to start drumming or would like to improve their practice.

Laurent Nony  //  Regular student since 2015

I first decided to travel to France from Malaysia...

 ...to study with Rob as my first drum teacher. He is honest, caring, knows what works and what doesn’t work, what should we pay more attention as a drummer… He explains things clearly, specifically working on Moeller Techniques. Give Rob a try and you’ll feel the same way!

Davis Chee Yih Lee  //  Visiting student

Rob came to London for us to do a clinic...

...and i was totally blown away by his musical fluency, his great technique, and his rapport with the audience, and his attention to preparation for the event. Thank you Rob for a great show!

Colin Woolway  //  Co-founder Drumsense, UK

My live online video lesson with Rob was just what...

 ...I needed. We were able to discuss in great detail the concepts I was working on while I was able to sit at my own kit, in my own studio. I look forward to our next one.

Jonathan Curtis  //  online student

Rob Hirons Drum Coaching Options



  • Access to the "Welcome To The Drumset" course
  • Access to "Tips & Tricks Mini Courses"
  • Access to Facebook Support Group
  • Access to Future Free Courses



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