It's time to be
awesome at the drums.
Since discovering the drums at the age of 10 I quickly became obsessed with music. I began my musical journey taking drum lessons at school & forming bands with friends, before eventually studying for my degree in Professional Musicianship at BIMM. I now have over 15 years of studio recording & international touring experience as well as radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6Music, Kerrang!, Planet Rock & more. Associated acts include: Lazybones, Chalk Hands, Howls, Ditz, & Harker.
Whether you're brand new to drum lessons, need to brush up on your technique, or want to gain more confidence as a performer, I will help you reach your drumming goals in a relaxed & fun environment. My drum tuition specialises in rock / pop / punk & metal so if you like your drums fast & loud then I'm the drum tutor for you!
I teach private drum lessons from the professional rehearsal facilities of PA Studios in Portslade, just outside of central Brighton as well as other great locations in the East Sussex area including Brighton Electric, Small Pond & Under The Bridge. Drummers of all ages & abilities welcome!
BA (HONS) in Professional Musicianship
2 years + teaching experience gained privately & in primary & secondary schools.
Enhanced DBS certificate.
Extensive experience as a recording & touring musician.
Public liability insurance, first aid trained, safeguarding completed.
100% student exam pass rate.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The great thing about music is that you never stop learning! All of my lessons are bespoke to your needs to make sure that you are getting the best out of your time. Before we start, we will discuss your musical interests & goals, whether that's mastering some classic beats, learning your favourite song, or preparing for an audition or exam. Below is a small selection of the topics that we could cover:
BAND & LIVE
Sam has been a great drum teacher! He is very encouraging, positive and his sessions are extremely informative as he does not teach only technique but also how to read music. I really enjoyed learning how to play drums with Sam and I would definitely recommend!!
Sam is a really good teacher, he's very patient and helpful with my young son.
My son has made outstanding progress since beginning to have lessons with Sam. He has an excellent relationship with Sam and now never needs to be asked to practise, as he is so keen to master the different things they have covered in his lessons.
prices & more info
30 mins - £15
45 mins - £20
60 mins - £25
Studio hire fees or travel costs may apply depending on lesson location.
Lessons can be taken at almost any time of day, weekly or bi-weekly to suit your pace.
I will always try my best to be flexible to find a time that suits you best.