Our Story

We created Drum Ambition specifically for aspiring drummers like you.

You want to learn the drums, but you are busy. You may not have the time to visit a local drum teacher, but you still want, and deserve, quality instruction. Above all, it’s your spare time, and that time is priceless. You want the experience to be fun, fulfilling and rewarding, and you want goals that are attainable in a realistic time frame. Good news. We get it.

Drum Ambition was founded by Simon DasGupta, a Professional Drummer and Drum Educator, based in San Diego, California. Originally from the UK, he is the owner and Instructor of San Diego Drum Lessons, a teaching facility that helps student drummers of all ages and levels achieve their goals.

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Over his 20 year career as a drum set instructor, Simon has gained valuable insight into the challenges faced by student drummers. Coupled with his own playing experience in theater, television, on cruise ships and with bands and independent artists; he is uniquely positioned to guide you through the joy of learning the drums, and has gained critical acclaim from some of the world’s best drummers and instructors.

Simon is deeply passionate about drum education. One of his main concerns has been the ever expanding volume of information online. While there is good content if you are prepared to search for it, there is also a lot of intimidating, confusing, incomplete and contradictory advice that can be overwhelming to the hobbyist drummer. His vision for Drum Ambition is to walk aspiring musicians step by step through this incredible journey, by providing structured, understandable and entertaining content tailored specifically to the beginner and hobbyist drummer, delivered around three main study areas - drum beats, drum fills and musicality.

Presented in superb HD production; Drum Ambition provides an unparalleled learning experience to the beginner drummer, featuring short understandable videos with on-screen music notation, accompanying PDF files, additional audio file examples, step-by-step support, and truly great value. We have recreated the intimacy of one to one drum lessons in an easy to navigate video platform. We have a structured, time proven curriculum that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, and at a fraction of the cost of visiting a teacher.

You can read more about the Drum Ambition Difference here.

The PEOPLE BEHIND DRUM AMBITION.

Simon DasGupta, Founder and Presenter.

Travis Becktel, Co-Founder.

Micah Johnson, Partner.

Brian Keim, Videographer and Post Production Editor.

Stacey Uy, Design and Branding.

Jorge Velázquez, Drums on all audio files.

Chris Stoddard, Music Notation Supervisor.

Your drumming adventure awaits.