Do you play drums, or want to? Drum Guru is an educational app for drummers of all ability levels - beginner to pro - which delivers the highest quality educational content from some of the world’s best known drummers. You will broaden your skills by learning new grooves, fills, and other concepts, taught in easily digestible, short lessons.

Winner of "Best App of the Year" from DRUM Magazine !

Drum Guru delivers drum lessons with high-quality video and audio, coupled with music notation and unique practice features so drummers can use the app in the practice room. These tutorials are grouped into “packs” that you can download from our catalog. Currently, we offer lessons from drumming legends such as Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Mike Portnoy, and Chad Smith, David Garibaldi, George "Spanky" McCurdy and Mike Manigini with more coming weekly.

• Drum lessons in all styles delivered by the expert Drum Guru team and the world’s best-known drum celebrities.
• High-quality videos demonstrating each lesson with a "half-speed" option to really see what is going on
• Lessons from Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, Chad Smith, Mike Portnoy, and others!
• Music notation/transcription of each lesson that can be viewed while watching the video.
• Interactive practice mode, which plays back the notation, and can be started/stopped, practiced with or without a click, looped, and played back at different tempos for practice.
• Lessons divided into packs of 8-10 lessons each, categorized by ability level and style.
• All original content designed specifically for this app.

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

Bug fixes and general improvements. Faster operating

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

markthedrummer ,

OK but flawed

Update. Still no full screen for chart. The screen layout leaves much to be desired. You can't see the whole chart when you try and practise the tune! Needs a re design. Sadly the app has just been updated again and this was still ignored by the dev. Also I don't think there should be the ads that appear. This is a paid for app. Note there are some great lessons accessible through this app

Pablovix ,

Great App

Decided to finally buy a drum kit after years of wanting to play drums. Downloaded Drum Guru to try and was very surprised at how great the App is, it's absolutely fantastic. Very easy to use and follow, the quality of video and audio is great. All levels seem to be covered from beginner to pro.

Very happy with it. Some very entertaining lessons in there too.

Masters123 ,

Major issues

I enjoy the app when it works . Lately it has been crashing when I go click on a video from the pack . Also the server is terrible and when I try to download a pack/ lesson it always says the server is not working! Please fix this as I have paid for a pack but can't use it! Update needed


Iron Horse Entertainment
66.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Drum AppGuru a division of Iron Horse Entertainment Inc. 2012
In-App Purchases
  1. Beginner Rock GroovePack £3.99
  2. Steve Gadd Pack5 Advanced Grouping sand Fills £3.99
  3. Steve Gadd Pack 3 Shuffles £3.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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