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Drum Lessons

I teach one-to-one drum lessons at South Street Studios in Ipswich. I'm also the in-house drum tutor at Suffolk New College and Colchester High School.

My lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities, and for fans of any style of music. And importantly, they are fun! I'm firmly of the belief that learning should be an enjoyable experience, not a painful one!

Lessons are built around the student's abilities, needs and goals. Depending on the experience of the student, lessons may include:

  • The basics (holding drumsticks, basic technique)

  • Drum beats and fills

  • Advanced drumming concepts like soloing, linear drumming and poly-rhythms

  • Technique and injury prevention

  • Coordination (always a favourite!)

  • How to play songs and work out the drum parts in songs

  • Playing in different musical styles

  • Creativity at the kit and how to develop musical ideas

  • How to maintain and tune a drum kit

  • Music theory and sight reading.

I've been playing drums for almost 20 years, and teaching drumming for close to 13 years. From 6-year-olds, drummers who've played at Latitude and Glastonbury festivals to drummers well into their senior years... I've taught them all!

If you'd like to book a lesson or have any questions please get in touch.