Advanced students present their skills in front of the audience – at the legendary thePlanetDrum party.
thePlanetDrum – drum lessons in Berlin at five central locations and online lessons.
Percussion lessons online and in our studios
Whether it’s online or in one of our studios, at thePlanetDrum we offer fun, passionate and professional teaching, face to face. We want to help you find the model that’s right for you.
Looking for regular percussion lessons? Not a problem! Just arrange a free trial lesson with us. We’ll give you lessons in person at one of our centrally located sites in Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, Pankow, Neukölln or Lichtenberg.
Looking for percussion lessons in individual sessions? Then maybe our vouchers will be right for you. Our vouchers are good for 3, 5 or 10 lessons, and can be redeemed for individual teaching units online or in the studio, giving you complete flexibility.
Francesco was born and raised in Italy, he started playing drums at the age of 14. He later studied percussion with Alessandro Napolitano, first at the Francisco Tàrrega Music Academy and then at the Accademia dei Due Mari of Tananto in Italy. During his studies, Francesco worked as a percussion teacher himself at the academy where he studied. The music academy also gave him the opportunity to produce his own music in the recording studio and to gain live experience.
He has gained experience in many workshops, seminars and drum clinics. He has thus developed his technical knowledge and improvisational talent in collaboration with many famous artists (e.g. Virgil Donati, Chris Coleman, Steve Smith, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mark Guiliana, Horacio Hernández, Gavin Harrison, Marco Minnemann, Dennis Chambers, John Bernard Riley, Dom Famularo, etc.).
He worked with various international bands from Taranto, Rome, Leipzig, Dresden, Chemnitz, Prague, Berlin including Dynamite, Toxic Priest, Scarnification, I Die Tomorrow and others. After practicing for 8 years, he continued his studies at the London College of Music (London College of Music Examinations) and in summer 2019 Francesco passed his exams.
Francesco’s main skills include double bass drumming, rudiments, polyrhythms and open-handed drumming.
Stylistically, Francesco ranges from rock, punk, metal, pop, funk, blues and jazz. In summer 2020, Francesco was trained on thePlanetDrum teaching method and started to work at ThePlanetDrum during the following winter.
Teaching languages: German and Italian
Others About Us
"The place to be if you enjoy playing the drums, no matter at what level you are. Great people, great professionals, fun atmosphere."
"Whether you are a beginner or if you already played the drums for years, this is the perfect place to learn and improve your technique as well as getting new ideas to add to your style. The studio itself is really well equipped and feels like highly professional..."
"Mirko and his team are great. I worked with Mirko, who taught me in English (thanks, Mirko), for six months and his enthusiasm for drums and drumming is infectious and boundless. I came away with a renewed passion and belief that all I desire can be achieved...."