Why finger drumming?

Groove is everything, but playing in time is hard, recording studios are expensive, and cymbals are heavier than you might think...
By learning finger drumming you can tackle all of these problems and become a super groovy, versatile musician that churns out the tastiest, real sounding beats with just a pad controller, a laptop (in most cases) and your hands.

Lesson topics include

Learn Finger Drumming

...and how to actually make things groove

  • list-dropdown icon A tried and tested finger drumming curriculum, from beginner to (very) advanced. Built, re-built and tweaked to maximize both results and fun.
  • user-bounty-hunter icon A dedicated, curious and open minded teacher, with two decades of experience in the music making business.
  • code icon A custom built website designed (by me) to be the most effective and inspiring musical learning environment.
  • rocket-launch icon A skill that will take your musicianship to a higher level, whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out.
Some of the coursesangle-down icon
  • square-chevron-right icon Go from simply tapping some pads to actually playing drums.
  • square-chevron-right icon All the basics are taught 100% for free (more than 25 lessons).
  • square-chevron-right icon All you need is an account using your first name and email address.
  • square-chevron-right icon No free trial that expires, no payment information upfront.
  • square-chevron-right icon Also, no email marketing after signing up (just one email, that's it).
  • square-chevron-right icon More about the project (and myself) on the about page.
  • square-chevron-right icon Even more answers to more questions on the FAQ page.
Praise from studentsangle-down icon
I can’t stress this enough, this course literally offered everything I felt I needed and beyond. It’s almost as if the man read my mind. The breakdowns of each lesson with examples, music backing tracks, even sheet music if you want. I couldn’t believe it.- Beau Hymas
This week I performed for the first time and it was amazing! Just so you know it’s all thanks to you! Thank you very much for everything.- Mc Sigi סיגי
I have been learning with Quest For Groove for quite a long time now. The lessons are very easy to follow, challenging and really rewarding. There is so much content to work with, I don’t think that I will run out of things to learn for some time to come. Thanks Rob.- Ivan Clarke
I joined The Quest for Groove more than a year ago. I took several beginner and intermediate courses here. Now I feel confident enough to focus on identifying drum grooves by ear and playing along at my level.- Paul Malikov
I have done some ‘thorough homework’ with regards to other courses/material and in the end, they have nothing on the ‘Labor of Love’ Rob has put in to The Quest for Groove! Rob, you are the most thorough teacher I have ever come across! Your care and dedication to detail is astonishing!- ShaneO
I just wanted to thank you very dearly. Your course is really astonishing! I’m essentially only one month in and I already learned SO much by finishing the “Grooving and Improving” course. I spent on average 2-3 days in each lesson, playing around 20-30 mins every time and I have to say I’m really impressed on how fast I was able to learn all these concepts.- Marvin Scherer
So glad i found this guy early on in my finger drumming career. Of all the channels I've found, this guy is by far the best for me. If there are any newbies looking for someone to learn from, this is it. Just don't give up.- Sawssman
I’m pretty pleased that I played all the drums on the single I just released. Okay, I did several takes, and comped the best two into the drums on the final track, but it’s still completely finger-drummed. Thanks for being an inspiring finger drumming teacher!- Ben Last