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Martin Hafizi Drum Lessons in Rotterdam

Drum Lessons Overschie

Hello! I'm Martin Hafizi, all-round drummer and motivated drum teacher in Rotterdam. My in person drum lessons are student driven (children teenagers, adults) and I will make a lesson plan that is built around your goals and interests.

Drum Lessons at Your Home in Delft

I teach at my studio in Overschie, but If you have a drum set, I can also come to you,  Drum lessons throughout Rotterdam and in Delft area can be arranged. When you feel comfortable when learning, this always means that learning seems easier and is generally quicker.


I have experience as a performing drummer in many music genres and can teach you all styles.  Pop - Jazz - Rock - Samba - Funk and more.

Drum Lessons - Beginners

From the first lesson you will play on the whole drum set and learn essential beginner drum techniques, basic grooves and fills! Modern tuition materials and personalised exercises. Play along with your favourite tracks. The success comes with a good technique, relaxed attitude, a lot of fun, practising and inspiration!

Drum Lessons Intermediate - Advanced

Whatever music style you like, my lessons offer all aspects of drumming and classical percussion. Technique, flexibility, creativity, time keeping, coordination, timing, relaxed posture, theory, reading drum notes, new fills, grooves and solos! Learn hundreds of double bass drum rhythms, drum rudiments with feet, and much more with the heel toe technique! Sign up for a trial lesson!

Classical and modern Percussion

I also give classical and modern percussion lessons. Snare drum, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, hand percusion, timpani.

Percussion for Children

Kids always like drums! Playing percussion helps children to express themselves and to get in touch with their physical and emotional state. Drumming or percussion enhances our sense of empowerment and stimulates our creative expression. I often use techniques like lap drumming (hands on thighs), foot tapping, or small hand drums and other percussion instruments to introduce the idea of using your limbs to create rhythm. Contact me for more information!

Soulful Drumming!

Sounds strange? Of course not! Check some of the greatest drummers – Mike Clark, Brian Blade, Dennis Chambers or Elvin Jones! Expressing your feeling is something else than just hitting the drums! You will learn to take risks and play with drive! Then you will enjoy expressing yourself with music even more!

No Kit ?

No drum set yet? I will help you to find a reasonably priced and good one!

Online drum Lessons

I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online drum sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Live feedback and instructions.

About Martin Hafizi

My passion for drumming started when I was very young. It hasn’t left me since then! As a drummer I regularly perform with different bands, one of them is Uvira / Bruno / Hafizi Trio. Besides my specialisation as a jazz and pop drummer, I am also a classical percussion player. I was educated by the top drummers Hans van Oosterhout, Joost Patocka, Hans Eijkenaar and Martijn Vink. I am involved in various music projects and play regularly around Europe and Asia – Taichung Jazz Festival (Taichung – Taiwan), A to JazZ Festival (Sofia – Bulgaria), Grachten Festival (Amsterdam – The Netherlands), Festival Urbano Dejanje (Ljubljana – Slovenia).
In 2018 Martin was 1st price winner of the competition "Keep an Eye The Records 2018" at Bimhuis, Amsterdam with his group the Half Easy Trio

You need to take risks, you never know if the end results will be beautiful or strange! - Brian Blade

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • At your home
  • Overschie
  • Online
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch
  • Bulgarian

A gifted instrumentalist

Martin Hafizi is one of the most gifted young instrumentalists that I have had the pleasure of working with, one whose abilities promise a wonderful future in the world of music! John McLaughlin Williams (Grammy award-winning American orchestral conductor)

Lots of Fun Drum Lessons

It’s wonderful and joyful time for all of us from day one with teacher Martin Hafizi! It’s not easy to teach a two year old to play drums, but he keeps trying to make it interesting, and introducing new music to him. Most of all Georgie has lots of fun learning with him, which is important for us too!
The mother of the 2-years old George:

Music is Food for the Soul

"This will be our reply to violence: to make more music intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before'' 

Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, pianist