How To Practice Playing Drums Without Disturbing Others

Have you ever felt the need to do something, but there was a circumstance or a thing that was stopping you from doing it?

In case you have, then you know how frustrating it may become. Especially if it’s something new that you want to learn or try. When it comes to new skills, having special equipment or a special type of environment in order to be able to learn that skill, is something that stops many people from doing what they love and from nourishing their talents.

This is exactly the case for people who want to learn how to play drums or with people that are already playing drums, but they have no room for exercising.

We all know drums are loud. Therefore, the best place for playing drums would be a sound isolated space, like a studio, for example.


Unfortunately, not everyone has this opportunity at the tip of their fingers. Are there any alternatives? Let’s dive into it.

Some of the things you might be doing if you want to play drums but you don’t want to disturb your neighbors, family members (and everyone around you) is to opt for some tricks that might reduce the noise.

You can use special pads that are designed for noise reduction and they come in various types, depending on the type of your drums. This is a quite common way to make your home performance a bit quieter.

Other than that, if you are willing to invest a certain amount of money in some accessories for your practice room, then the first thing you should purchase is some kind of carpeting, since this was proven to be one of the best ways to prevent noises from leaving the very room.


It’s not only noise, but vibration as well, and this is exactly what special carpeting can help you with. If you have a basement or a special space that’s somehow already isolated, you can move to that room to play your drums.

However, not many drummers have this option. That’s why purchasing a noise-reducing carpet, curtains and making sure to isolate all the holes (underneath the doors or around the windows, for example) is something you could do instead.

But when it comes to drums and the following equipment, there is also something you can do to make the whole process more bearable for people around you. You can buy drumsticks that are more quiet than traditional drumsticks that drummers are usually using.

According to, there are at least 10 types of drumsticks you can combine with pads or use alone, and you will most certainly make less noise.


If your surroundings are not a problem, but you rather find the drumming experience too loud, you can always get some high quality headphones that would reduce the noise, bass and other sounds that might overwhelm your nervous system.

You can market multiple headphone brands on the market that make headphones specifically for drummers, but you can also simply opt for the ones that are best known for isolating the noise from the world outside.


A good thing about all these pieces of equipment is the fact that you can find the right pieces for yourself, no matter the requirements and your budget. That being said, don’t give up on your hobby and keep practicing!

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