Banbury Drum Tuition

Pro Drum Tuition

About Me


Welcome to my website.  After receiving both Covid jabs, I am now able resume one to one drum lessons, so give a shout and I'll get you playing to your favorite tracks in no time!  As you know, Covid-19 forced many people to change and adapt the way they work and I was no exception. So, after 2 seconds thought, I made the decision to convert my garage into a new drum room (man cave) and music studio.  If you're intrigued how things turned out, have a browse through the timeline pictures of the build by clicking on the New Drum Room tab above (use the image gallery on the right if you're on a laptop and above, if using a mobile).  I even managed to get a double Mark Bass cabinet and the piano in too, result!  In addition to private tuition, I also offer online drum lessons, simply click on the Zoom link above to book your first taster lesson.

For those who don't know me, I am a Banbury based drum teacher.  I offer 'private' pro drum lessons, not drum classes, as everyone is an 'individual' in terms of learning new skills. I strongly believe that teaching ‘one on one’ produces ‘by far’ the best results that enable me to adapt and tailor my approach to match each student and their preferred way of learning and processing information. I have the most 5 star reviews of any drum tutor in the Banbury area, so whether it’s drum lessons for adults or drum lessons for kids, as a beginner, I always manage to find a way forward that is both fun and rewarding and not too stressful for each student.

I also teach privately at St. Johns Priory, Christopher Rawlins Primary School.  I am 'Child Safeguard' certified; click here to view my certificate.  I also hold three 'enhanced' DBS/CRB certificates; click here and here to view all three certificates.  

To view my Public Liability Insurance certificate; click here.  I'm happy to provide references for the above posts. I teach from age 5 upward using varying methods that I have acquired from more than 30 years of classically based education and graduation from The Musicians Institute www.mi.edu in the USA. I teach all aspects of drumming from sight-reading, kit tuning; click track work, equipment maintenance, gigging, sessions and everything else drum related. I also do a lot of improvisational work, playing to all manner of artists.  I have played in many musical set up's from pit orchestra, classical, Jazz, Rock and Fusion mix. I also offer studio session work. My teaching style is relaxed, professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.

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  • Sussex Drive, Banbury, Oxon OX16 1UN

Zoom Drum Lessons


If you've always wanted to learn drums, don't let a pandemic put a stop to your dreams.  Why not try a Zoom drum lesson?  You don't need to be a technical wizard, as I can walk you through the whole set up, from the type of drum kit you need if you haven't got one, right through to the technical side of things, which there aren't too many.

If you have an acoustic or electric drum kit, either type are suitable. Maybe you just want to chat through the potential of having drum lessons online first?  Feel free to call anytime on 07768 292514, or click the 'Contact Me' tab at the top the page.

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Yamaha DTXplorer

I teach on two top of the range Roland TD-17 KVX electronic drum kits (top video) positioned side by side, so it doesn't matter if you're right or left handed, I have a set up for you.  For children between the ages of 5 and 7, I use a dedicated Yamaha DTXplorer (bottom image).  It's a top quality and very durable kit and is a perfect starter kit for little drummer boys and girls!  I also have an acoustic set up for more advanced players but I will be upgrading this in the near future to the Tama 'Star' Maple kit, which is as 'top of the line' as you can get.  


Each TD-17 has its own dedicated Alesis Strike 12 Amplifier, which has an enormous 2000 watts of power and is specifically designed for all electronic drums in including Roland but can equally be used for acoustic set ups too. It is THE best drum amplifier on the market and it'll take your playing experience to a whole other level of enjoyment.  I also use Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones which are the best you can get and reduce the sound by 25 decibels, so if you're concerned about ear damage, do worry, I have the best ear protection...designed by drummers, for drummers and will accommodate all age ranges and sizes. 

Drum Gift Voucher


Drum Gift Voucher
If you're looking for a 'unique' Birthday or Christmas present for someone special, or perhaps you know someone who's always talked about learning the drums...'one day'.  Why not buy them a 30, 45 minute or 1 hour drum lesson voucher?  If this sounds like a great idea, simply contact me using the contact form below and I'll send out a personalised voucher by post with your special message, to arrive on the day of your choosing.  

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