Welcome Ottawa Drum Lessons

Ottawa Drum Lessons is run by Michel Delage. He teaches private drum lessons in Ottawa and has a diploma in jazz and world drumming from Humber College. Since moving back to Ottawa from Humber, Michel has become very active in the Ottawa music scene.

Michel has been teaching private drum lessons in Ottawa privately for the past eight years. He teaches from his home which is equipped with two acoustic drum sets and recording software. He teaches according to the student's interest from a variety of styles: Rock, Jazz, Funk, Metal, Blues, Classical, Reggae, Bolero, Cha-Cha, Pop, Afro-Cuban, etc. If you are interested or have a question please contact Michel for more information about the drum lessons.


Michel was accepted to the Humber Collage Jazz Programe in Toronto. While there, he studied drum set with Barry Romburg, Mark Kelso, Roger Flock, Don Vickery and Ted Warren. He also studied Balinese Gamelan at the University of Toronto, traditional Javanese Gamelan at the Indonesian Consulate with Andrew Timar and traditional north Indian music with Ravi Nampalli. During this time, his musical tastes and skills continued to grow while he played modern Jazz, World music, funk, rock and everything in between.

Since moving back to Ottawa, Michel has made a point of trying to get every musical experience he can to broaden his skills as a drummer and a musician. He became a member of the only traditional Balinese Gamelan group in Ottawa, Semara Winangun and also played traditional Thai music with The Thai Dance Troupe of Ottawa. He is a regular on the Ottawa jazz scene playing with The Four Heavies (Jazz tribute to Stevie Wonder) The Richard Page Trio/Quartet, Sugar Jazz And the Che'mystery and DHD3 Trio, to name a few. You can also find him playing with Rankin Yout and The Dub Pilots (reggae) Old Stereo (funk/soul) Riishi Von Rex (Indie Rock/Gypsy/Punk), The Rambin' Vally Band (Blues/Bluegrass) and Live K (live karaoke band). He has played venues and festivals like The Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Ottawa Blues Festival, Chateau Laurier, Congress Centre, Ottawa Convention Centre, Cafe Paridisso, Brookstreet Hotel, Vanier Festival of Nations, Babylon, Zaphods, Le Petit Chicago, The Atomic Rooster, Shankman Centre, Lavente Bistro, Merickville Jazz Festival and many other venues in Toronto and Montreal.