Drumles Rotterdam Soundport studios Ruud Voesten - pop - rock - jazz

Ruud Voesten Drum Lessons in Rotterdam

Drumming is my Passion!

My name is Ruud Voesten (1987) and if you want to learn more about music, playing drums or playing in a band, I'm your man! I studied drums at the colleges of music in Arnhem and Rotterdam and finished my Masters of Music degree in 2014. The last ten years i've obtained a lot of experience in the art of playing, writing and recording jazz and pop music with the bands ROEST, Krach, Rok Zalokar Trio en Fish Country.

Not sure if drumming is for you?

Do you want to challenge yourself and become a better drummer? Wish to play in a band because you love music? Did you start playing around on your set at home by yourself and now you'd like a bit of guidance? No matter what background you come from, reach out for a trial lesson!

Effortless Technique

A big part of the work we do in the lessons will consist of listening to music/drummers and playing together. My specialties are pop/rock and jazz/improvised music. Learn new drum grooves and fills, technique, four limb coordination, songs, making your own drum parts, improvisation and soloing.

Band Coaching

In my band coaching lessons the ambitions of the group will decide where we'll go in the sessions. We'll identify and set your goals, big and small, and work towards them. A few examples: improving interplay, writing new songs, specialising in a specific style, coaching towards/during a recording session, an audition or a performance.

Complete Studio

My teaching studio in Soundport, Close to Marconiplein in Rotterdam holds a full backline of drums, PA, electric guitar, bass guitar, amps and a piano. The room has a very relaxed vibe and view to create a safe and pleasant learning experience. Besides multiple drum sets, we'll be able to use other instruments to play together. Coffee and tea are complimentary, free parking is available in front of the building.

Online Drum Lessons

Following drum lessons online and lessons at your own home is possible. 

All Ages

Everybody is welcome to do a trial lesson, no matter your age or entry level. When in doubt, just reach out. Above everything else, playing the drums should be fun. Whether practising on a full size kit or on the back of a chair, if you're not actually enjoying it find something else to do - life's too short!

My Heroes?

I have a very diverse music taste, but here are some artists who have inspired and moved me for many years: Blink182, Jeff Buckley, Wayne Shorter, Tom Pintens, Dave Grohl, Paul Motian, Roy Haynes.

Whish to rent or buy a drum kit?

Do you have an electronic set or a real drum kit? That's cool! Make sure to have a plan for where to put your kit so you can practise without causing noise problems. No drum kit yet? I can help you find a, second hand or new, affordable kit.

Average band with a great drummer sounds great, great band with an average drummer sounds average - Buddy Rich

Located in

  • Rotterdam

Lesson location

  • Soundport Studios Rotterdam
  • Online
  • At teacher's location


  • Children
  • Adults


  • English
  • Dutch

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