Rudiments are the building blocks of drum technique and the musical term for the different sticking patterns that drummers have to master. In this video, professional drummer Kate Wilkinson explains the importance of rudiments. It’s a great prompt to remember to add these to your regular practice routine and discuss with your teacher. You can also check out some of these resources online. Whether you’re new to rudiments, or have already established them in your practice, it’s always good to learn more:

For those just getting started: DRUMWORKOUT

Tips from leading stick and cymbal manufacturer: VICFIRTH & ZILDJIAN

Tips from the Percussive Arts Society: PAS

For more rudiment playthoughs: RUDIMENTS


Kate is a super charged rock drummer and educator. She has been drumming and performing for 20 years and has over 7 years live touring experience.

Having worked over the years for many different drum tuition services and music colleges, Kate now runs her own successful all ages drum teaching business called 'make me a drummer!'. She is passionate about passing on good technique whilst keeping learning fun! Playing wise, Kate currently drums for Electro rock singer Tara Rez (The Duel) and singer/songwriter Erika.

Filmed at Safehouse | Peckham