Drum Kit Lessons

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Boy learning to play drums

Who Does Andrew Work With?

Andrew works with anyone from complete beginners looking to find their groove, to people who once learned and want to rediscover their groove!

Andrew also teaches students wishing to sit Graded Examinations in the Drum Kit.

What can I expect from my sessions?

During your first session, Andrew will have a chat with you about your musical tastes and will begin to learn what you would like to get from your lessons.

As every student is different and will be at different milestones in their drum kit abilities, every lesson will be planned with the student, and their goals, in mind! While veery student may not wish to pursue graded examinations, your lessons will follow some of the material as this provides a good basis upon which to hone in on your skills, technique and ability.

Each session will involve:

  • Warm Up Exercises
  • Introductions to new Rudiments
  • Work on material from Graded Syllabus, or a song you want to get grooving to!
  • Work on reading rhythm and drum kit notation

Remember: these sessions are yours to use as you wish. Andrew will always have content planned for you however, if there is something particular that you are wanting to look at, let him know and your wish will be his command!

How long will my sessions be?

Sessions are available to be booked for 45 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes.

What Drum Kit do you have?

For teaching, I use a top-of-the-range Acoustic Design electronic drum kit – the Roland VAD506 (pictured below)

With it’s impressive looks, familiar layout and inspiring playability of a high-end acoustic kit, the VAD506 is the closest you can get to the real thing – without playing the real thing, of course!

Where is your studio?

My studio is based at my home in Warlingham. I have a private teaching room complete with refreshments.

Please see the ‘Get In Touch’ page for full details and directions.

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Christina Smith
Christina Smith
2021-09-30
I am so grateful to Andrew. My daughter decided she wanted to audition for a school performance but was very nervous. I decided booking a few lessons would be beneficial for her. I luckily found Andrew, he made himself available for 3 lessons before the audition later that week. My daughter left after each lesson feeling more confident and so animated about all that Andrew had taught her. We plan on continuing lessons with Andrew, he has a heart of gold!
Tommi B
Tommi B
2021-07-19
Paul Arion
Paul Arion
2021-07-15
Had the pleasure of taking drum lessons with Andrew. I could not be happier with my decision, he is an excellent teacher. His music knowledge is diverse and he teaches multi-instruments, is an active musician, has patience, challenges you and helps you out going through any exercise. I extended now my program with him and will continue so over the summer and more. I completely recommend him.
Toby West
Toby West
2021-07-12
Andrew's been nothing but kind and respectful so far which as a beginner is perhaps one of the most reassuring qualities you may not always find. The teachers I trust the most are always the ones who adapt what and how they teach based on the student and I'm happy to say Andrew is always adapting and switching up techniques to find what works for me. I'd highly recommend getting in contact with him even if you're on the fence.
Manuela Perez Gomez
Manuela Perez Gomez
2021-07-05
I've only had a few lessons with Andrew so far but to say I am so excited to carry on and learn more is an understatement. I have so much fun trying new exercises - which is something he is very well versed in and you can tell he has gone through this before too. I have already become a lot more confident which is a lot for me since I have never sung in public before. If you're looking for a teacher regardless of your experience, definitely try Andrew! Highly recommend!!
Alice Eleanor Matthews
Alice Eleanor Matthews
2021-07-01
I've only had two sessions with Andrew and already I feel so much more confident singing and an SO excited to grow and share this journey with Andrew. Andrew has a fantastic teaching pace, culture and encouragement. He has already touched on multiple techniques and singing methods within the first session which for me, is great! He is also able to go slow and revisit parts I find more challenging. I had never sang in front of any one my whole life (I am 25!) and he got me belting in our first session! I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to start singing or other musical theory and instruments that he teaches in! Thank you Andrew!