Our Story

Located in the municipality of Verdun, Studio Drum MTL is Montreal’s premier drum school, providing private drum lessons to all ages and abilities, and servicing Greater Montreal, Verdun, St. Henri, NDG, Lachine, Lasalle, and Longueil.

Owner and instructor Brandon Goodwin has over 20 years of experience as an educator and as a professional musician.


Can you relate to any of the descriptions below?


  • After playing along to Nirvana & Muse records for a year you join your first band only to realize you have no idea how to create interesting drum parts

  • A student’s first day of music class is a nightmare when he realizes that he has no idea how to read music

  • You go to your first jam session after playing along to a Miles Davis record a couple times and get absolutely humiliated (this was me!)

  • A band desperately looks for help for their drummer, who thinks that after 6 months of watching YouTube drum lessons he’s learned everything he needs to know


We help people of all ages and abilities improve their drumming skills through a proven step-by-step teaching method that promises to show results.

We save years of frustration by teaching the correct way to play the drums, right from the start.


For Parents

We will help your child to overcome the obstacles that they will face while learning to play the drums. With a proven step-by-step method, your child will learn the fundamentals of drumming, and will be playing along to their favourite tunes in no time.

For Adults

We help people who are tired of trying to teach themselves to play the drums using online resources. We use our decades of professional experience to give you the tools needed to play along to music, or for more advanced drummers, we can take your skills to the next level.

Brandon Goodwin

Mathew Higden

Brandon has performed with some of the top musicians in the world, including Grammy-award winning artists Delfeayo Marsalis and Kebbi Williams, as well as ex-Christian Scott saxophonist Braxton Cook. Brandon has worked with Canadian Blues legend Carolyn Fe, both as the drummer in her band and was co-producer on her 2018 release, Sugat Ko. He has also studied with acclaimed drummers Ari Hoenig, Dafnis Prieto and Dan Weiss. 

Brandon is the bandleader of Montreal-based jazz group B's Bees. The group can be seen at various venues around Montreal, and they have played at major jazz festivals and jazz clubs worldwide.

Check out B's Bees here:

With 7 years of teaching under his belt, Mathew has taught people of all ages and levels as well as students with special needs. He has successfully helped prepare auditions for college and university levels. He is currently the drummer for the punk rock group Reign The Sky and also freelances around Montreal. Mathew has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz studies from Concordia University.


Check out Reign In the Sky here: