Current Availability


All available immediately.

Each of the lessons below is 30 minutes unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 17:45 

Friday 16:00

Saturday: 15:10 (or at 13:30 - 1-hour slot every other week)

Lessons for home educated students on Fridays at a special reduced rate - please ask for details.

I am happy to add you to my waiting list if there are no times to suit you above.

I also have some availability during weekday daytimes - please ask for details.

100% exam pass rate (Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus)

30 minute lesson - £17.50*
45 minute lesson - £26.25*
​60 minute lesson - £35*

* Once a regular lesson time is committed to, lessons will invoiced monthly, half-termly or termly in advance (whichever you prefer), with a 10% discount if paid within 7 days.

Drum Lesson Enquiry

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Term Dates 2022

Summer Term 2022

Monday 25th April - Saturday 28th May (inclusive but EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAY on Monday 2nd May)

Monday 6th June - Saturday 23rd July (inclusive) (except Monday 13th-Friday 17th June)

Autumn Term 2022

Saturday 3rd September - Saturday 22nd October (inclusive)

Monday 31st October - Saturday 17th December (inclusive)

I have been playing the drums since I was 12 (1989), and teaching since 2000. 

Players of all levels and ages are welcome for lessons (minimum age would usually be 6 due to practicalities around height and reaching pedals etc)..

I vary lessons between technique, rudiments, reading, song-learning, sight reading, composition and grade work.
I teach rudiments and reading as standard to form a solid basis for your playing.

​I am happy to help you work towards any drumming goals you may have, be they playing in a band or working towards grades (up to and including Grade 8), improving your technique or just playing for fun!
Most genres can be catered for.

Lessons take place in my home teaching studio, with both electronic and acoustic drums available to learn and practice on...

I am happy to discuss your requirements - feel free to call or email.

As well as regular drum lessons, I can offer tuition in set up and maintenance of drum kits.
Please ask for further details.


Terms and conditions:

  • Fees will be payable in advance based on published term dates (invoiced monthly)

  • 10% discount on invoices paid within 7 days

  • Late payments (after 14 days) will incur a £10 admin fee

  • Cancellations by us will be refunded at the rate paid at the start of that term

  • Cancellations by pupils cannot be refunded or rearranged

  • We require 4 weeks' notice (or payment in lieu) if a pupil is stopping lessons



Dave is a member of the Musician's Union, and both Dave and Sophie have been CRB/DBS checked.

The teaching room
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Acoustic drum kit
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Electric drum kit
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