Welcome to Pocket Percussion
Online drum and percussion education


All of our content is currently available for free via our YouTube channel. While we will continue to add videos to the channel in the future we will be looking to update our site with useful learning tools and premium content.

PDF Resources

8th Note Rock Beats

16th Note Grooves

40 International Drum Rudiments

Beginner Rock Beats

Note Value Chart

Seeds of Drumming


Syncopated 16ths

Technical Daily Warm Up Routine

World Grooves

YouTube channel link

Online Classes

How to setup online classes

The world is changing very quickly. We are now transitioning to online learning only. Pocket Percussion has been running online classes for over a year.

To have drum lessons at home with Luke all you need is a good internet connection and to install Zoom on your PC or MAC. It’s free & you don’t need to sign up to use the program! Download zoom at

What is Zoom? How to have online lessons from home!

How to join a ZOOM drum lesson

Before your first lesson you will receive an email that explains how to join your lesson.

Send Luke and email now to reserve your first online drum lesson luke@pocketpercussion.com.au

About us

What do we do?

Pocket Percussion offers a unique online experience to learn how to play the drums and other percussion instruments. Starting from the very basics we will guide you step by step on how to improve your drumming skills.

Who are we?

Pocket Percussion is owned and run by Sydney-based drummer Luke Herbert. Luke has over 18 years experience in drumming and percussion education. He has has toured internationally as a session drummer and has studied under jazz greats such as Joe Morello and Bernard Purdie.

For more info on who Luke is and his drumming and teaching career head to his website www.lukeherbert.com

Why are we doing it

Pocket Percussion was born from the idea of guiding students in their studies when the teacher is not around. Often it is difficult for beginners to guide their practice in an effective manner. We are aiming to provide an educational framework for drummers of all levels that will allow them to practice effectively with clear goals.

Luke Herbert Drummer


Being in the enviable position of meeting many of the world’s most talented musicians I occasionally work with someone who is a uniquely gifted. Luke Herbert, in my opinion, is one such musician. Luke brings an ability to combine the many parts of composition and performance that is both fresh and mature. This combination is rare and places Luke well above the average musician. He is just the type of person our music industry can never have enough of.
Richard Dodd
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