Books by Drum Ambition

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers. You can buy it now in the Kindle store!

Written by Drum Ambition Founder and Presenter Simon DasGupta, this book results from over twenty years of teaching drummers of all levels. Simon discussed the project in this short video.



"I have never encountered a book this complete. It literally answers every question a drumming student, or parent of a drumming student could ever ask. This book has everything you need to start your life changing journey of drumming. Everything!"

Rich Redmond.

Rich Redmond is the touring and recording drummer for Country Music superstar Jason Aldean, and is also a highly respected educator, published author, and motivational speaker. He has played on 27 #1 Hits, and was voted Country Drummer of theYear in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Modern Drummer Magazine.

Do you need help understanding which drums to buy or which sticks to use? Do you have questions on developing a practice routine or the benefits of working with a drum teacher? Perhaps you have wondered why some drums are more expensive than others or need tips on controlling sound and volume levels?

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Beginner Drummers covers all of this and much more in a detailed and thoughtful resource designed to take the mystique and confusion out of learning this life-changing instrument and setting you up for a successful learning experience.

Written by Drum Ambition Founder and Presenter Simon DasGupta, this book results from over two decades of experience, understanding aspiring musicians' challenges and pain points and helping drummers of all levels achieve their goals. 


  • Over 40 chapters are dedicated to topics relating to beginner drummers.
  • Beautiful design, easy to read, complete with illustrations.
  • Links to free lessons and other valuable resources.

Your drumming adventure awaits.