Ian MacMillan

Drum Lessons

Award Winning Drummer & Percussionist in Halifax, Nova Scotia

“Ian’s teaching style has inspired in my son a love for studying and playing percussion.” - Shawn Whynot

  • Beginner to Advanced drum set students welcome.
  • If you are a beginner, you will be patiently taught a well rounded curriculum.
  • Lessons will focus on establishing the basics of reading, rudiments, and styles common to today's music.
  • Advanced students will be taught concepts appropriate for their respective individual level and personal goals.



Lessons are highly flexible


  • Goals are discussed and lessons are catered to the interests of the individual.
  • Students develop proper technique and musicianship while working on material that is suitable, relevant, and tailored to their needs.
  • Any and all styles of music are welcomed, and students are encouraged to bring music to learn.
  • Students receive a personalized activity sheet each lesson.
  • In-Person and / or Online lessons are available.
  • Parents are welcome to attend and watch the lesson while in progress.
  • Make-up lessons available where scheduling permits.


"Ian is a very well-versed musician, and has been a really great teacher for our son. In Seamus' words, "He's really fun, challenging and asks me what I'm interested in and then we learn about that - with everything else." I really appreciate that he teaches more than just playing the drums very well. He also has shown Seamus how to maintain his kit, answers all our questions and manages to balance all the aspects of drum playing, on a diverse range of drums, through the years - seemingly with ease." - Lana Schabloski