private drum lessons

I’ve loved every minute of my 30 years as a professional drummer, and I’m passionate about passing on what I've learned. From beginner to advanced levels, from traditional techniques to drum programming/sampling, I can help you get the most out of your love of drums and music.

Drum Lessons

My teaching/recording studio is at home in rural South Lincolnshire. Housed in an adapted log cabin, the studio is soundproofed and fully equipped for recording and teaching acoustic drums.

Teaching takes place in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and accommodates all styles and levels. I recommend weekly sessions of 30 or 60 minutes, but can flex to suit. Student performances can be recorded to a high quality - always recommended as it allows the student to listen back, highlight any weaknesses and track their progress.

I am also able to offer lessons online: in my opinion, the future of instrumental teaching will be blended face-to-face and online lessons.

I also teach electronic drums, sampling, midi etc, skills which are a necessity for any drummer in the music industry today.

I appreciate that safeguarding / peace of mind is important when attending lessons: I am DBS-checked and will gladly provide copies of the relevant paperwork.

Please feel free to get in contact and arrange to pop round for a chat and a free, no obligation, first lesson.

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Tailored Individual LEssons

The best lessons are closely tailored to suit the pupil. Students start from different levels of ability and have different ambitions and musical tastes.  I believe it's essential to structure lessons accordingly. I am able to teach the Rockschool and Trinity London exam boards both of which have proved very popular among students.


"RSL was founded on an ethos to provide innovative, contemporary qualifications for music and the arts."

The lessons are both great preparation for the budding professional drummer and great fun for those looking simply to play for their own enjoyment.

Rockschool now has a fantastic online learning platform called, "RSL Learning Platform."  It features state of the art technology via the Zoom platform to delivery an engaging online learning experience.

Trinity Syllabus

Trinity College London is one of the most established music exam boards providing graded music exams.

Their Rock & Pop exams feature real songs covering all styles in music, providing the necessary skills needed to succeed in learning drums.

face to face lessons

One to one lessons are still the best way to learn any instrument.

online lessons

In the modern world online lessons are a great option. I use the latest technology to offer 'virtual lessons'.

Tailored lessons

Lessons are tailored to each individual as no two pupils are alike.

Relaxed Atmosphere

Lessons take place in a relaxed atmosphere. Learning should be fun and creative.

graded exams

I offer Rockschool or Trinity London grades if you want to go down the exam route when learning.

record performances

Lessons can be recorded which is always encouraged as it highlights any weaknesses.