Personalized drum lessons with one of Calgary's best

Learn to play drums with an experienced performer

Peter Hurni has earned a reputation in Alberta and internationally as an accomplished drum and percussion performer and teacher.

Peter has been performing since the '70s and teaching other aspiring drummers the art of his craft in Alberta since 1987. Peter's career was launched at the University of the Arts Jazz program in Bern, Switzerland where he graduated in 1980. Bern is also Peter's home town. After graduating, Peter performed across Europe and taught at several colleges in Switzerland before emigrating to Canada in 1987 to play and teach.

Peter continues to perform in Alberta and across western Canada and teaches drumset and African percussion (djembe) from his studio in Calgary.

To book Peter for a performance click here or here to learn more about drum and percussion lessons. Classes are offered in popular music, Rock, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Fusion and Latin.

Upcoming Drum and Djembe Clinics / Workshops

Next Drum Set Workshop
Wednesday August 14, Friday August 16, Tuesday August 20, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Drum Studio 
Calgary, Alberta

This workshop is designed for the advanced student.

It reflects various styles, different techniques and as well as coordination for the physical multitasking of advanced drumming.

Next Djembe Workshop
Thursday August 15, Wednesday August 21, Friday August 23, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Drum Studio
Calgary, Alberta

This workshop for the djembe is for the experienced advanced student who is eager to learn the various styles and different techniques of djembe drumming in African rhythms, including in Afro Latin rhythms.

For more information and to register, please call 403 607-2911 or e-mail

Drum classes from
Beginner to Advanced

  • Theory
  • Rhythmic & Polyrhythmic Training
  • Ear Training
  • Sight Reading
  • Technique, Stick Control, Rudiments
  • Advanced Independent & Technique Applications
  • Advanced Drum Concepts
  • Play-Along
  • Composition
  • Exam Preparations
  • Tuning and Maintenance
  • Supplies and Repertoire

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