144 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862 | 603-319-8109


One of the most rewarding aspects of working at the Drum Center of Portsmouth is seeing people’s reaction the first time they set foot inside our shop. Whether they’re a world-class studio drummer or an aspiring student, their faces light up with bewilderment, excitement and exhilaration.

The Ultimate Destination For Drummers

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, The Drum Center of Portsmouth was honored to receive the 2020 NAMM BEST STORE DESIGN Award during their virtual “Believe in Music Week”. The Top 100 Awards honor retail musical instrument dealers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision to create a more musical world through their local communities.


Why We're Here

Our mission since day one has been to provide customers with the sense of excitement and community of a locally owned, independent drum store, along with a showroom experience that is second to none. Over the last decade, DCP has become a destination for drummers everywhere - with the finest selection of high-end snare drums, sets and cymbals in a single location. We also pay homage to the history of our instrument by reserving a section of our building as a museum - a collection of some of the most unique and interesting drums you'll find anywhere.

In the same 10 years since we have grown our business, we’ve seen more and more independent music stores closing their doors, unable to compete with the convenient (albeit impersonal) Amazons and big-box online music outlets. At the Drum Center of Portsmouth, we are driven by a sense of responsibility to keep the spirit of the independent music store alive, and we encourage you to do so by joining our community. We promise...it’s worth the trip!