Lessons are £30 per hr
The resident drum teacher, Nick Roberts, offers one-to-one drum lessons to all ages and skill levels. Nick has played the drum kit for over 20 years and studied drums at The Academy of Contemporary Music graduating with a Ba Hons Degree in music performance. Since ACM, Nick has worked extensively in London with both major label artists and unsigned bands alongside a teaching and recording schedule. Performance highlights include playing at the Royal Albert Hall, the Jazz Cafe and on a national O2 Academy tour. As a teacher Nick is dynamic and enthusiastic and adaptable to the different needs of each student and likes to use a whole range of media.
“Whether you plan on regular weekly lessons, or are just after a few taster lessons, I promise to make the lessons fun and packed full of goods and will tailor them to whichever direction you wish to take your drumming. The lessons will provide a great insight to drumming from all angles; technique, reading, rudiments, improvisation, groove styles and musicality. I use a selection of various drum books, including the grades, my own notation, play-along charts and a range of digital media. If you wish, I can arrange for you to take graded exams. To make lessons engaging I am always happy to prepare lessons on your favourite songs if suitable!“
Joe Ryan teaches in the neighbouring building and works in affiliation with London Drum Studios. Joe enjoys playing across many genres from rock to electro to jazz (and everything between). He has performed internationally and in various beloved music venues in his home town including: Shepards Bush Empire, Scala, Royal Festival Hall, KOKO, and at many festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonar. He has performed on BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and has had original compositions recieve air play on BBC, XFM and college radio stations.
“My drum lessons were always my favourite part of the week when I was learning drums (not that I will ever stop learning mind you). They gave me a goal to work towards as well as inspiration and a buddy to share all of the things that excited me about music. Now that I teach I get excited about giving lessons as my students inspire me and give me a buddy to share all my knowledge with.
There a lot of good books, DVDs/ Youtube tutorials out there but I don’t think you can beat taking regular lessons with a good teacher. In fact I believe you should use all the resources that you can get your hands on. A good teacher should take you through any good book/ DVD/ learning resource that will help you become the player you want to be. So come learn with me and I’ll teach you everything you need and want to know. We’ll even have some laughs along the way too!”