I’m Chris, pro drummer
& your new teacher!

About me

My name’s Christian Schäfer, I’m a musician and a drum teacher. I’ve studied music and drums at the Los Angeles Music Academy and Modern Music School in Germany. I’ve been taught by Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Tony Inzalaco, Mike Shapiro and many more great drummers, who inspired me to become a teacher.

Seeing the student development and grow as a musician and drummer gives me the biggest gratification.


Christian Schäfer
+358 50 438 6778

Post address

Up & Down Beats
c/o Christian Schäfer
Mäkelänkatu 54A
00510 Helsinki
Business ID: 2267989-4

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Teaching techniques

Our modern approach to teaching has its own curriculum, spanning three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Beginners work on basic rhythms, hand and foot techniques, play alongs, note reading, rudiments, styles, dynamics, how to get a good drum sound and the overall groove. Intermediate and advanced students will focus on song interpretation, groove(s) and different musical genres.

Playing drums is fun! Learning an instrument will naturally develop your self-confidence, intelligence, concentration abilities and team spirit. Playing an instrument and being part of a band is the best thing in the world so start your journey today!

Teaching times

Monday – Thursday 13.00-22.00
With pre-booked appointment


Starting from 119,00€/month, with a 6 month contract
Occasional lesson sold as “4packs” starting from 131€
Vouchers available, please contact us!

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