A drawing of a female drummer playing the drums. Drum lessons can help you become a better drummer.

What Types Of Drums Are There?

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and learn how to drum, then congratulations! You’re in good company, as many people across the U.K. practice playing a musical instrument. Once you’ve decided to learn a new instrument, such as the drums, it can feel a bit disorientating when getting started on your musical journey. For […]

17 December 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read

Taking a drum lesson is not for everyone.

How To Learn Drums For Free?

The ability to tap your hand and be able to make your own music is very empowering and connects with us all on a deeper level. Because everyone claps their hands or taps their fingers on the table to the beat. The beginner's desire to learn drums is quite high The drum seems like the […]

11 December 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read

Don't mess with drum culture, it is more powerful than you think!

An Overview of Drumming Culture!

"The most persistent sound which reverberates through man's history is the beating of war drums." - Arthur Koestler The UK market for recorded music is among the largest music markets worldwide, ranking fourth after the United States, Japan and Germany. We buy it, we download it, we share our favourite songs digitally, we listen online, we listen […]

28 November 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Want to take Drum Lessons?

Our drum teachers have prepared many articles to help you progress in your drum lessons. Discover the world of drumming and how to master this instrument across all disciplines, rock, metal, jazz etc. 

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When should children start playing the drums?

How to Teach Children the Drums

“Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.” A lot of children choose to start learning a musical instrument when they’re in primary school. Becoming a drummer takes work and regular practice. A child who wants […]

22 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Drummers in a band

How to Start Playing the Drums

"I've heard the stories. Like, Eric Clapton said he wanted to burn his guitar when he heard Jimi Hendrix play. I never understood that because, when I went and saw a great drummer or heard one, all I wanted to do was practice." -Neil Peart, drummer and primary lyricist for the Canadian rock band Rush […]

21 September 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read

You could drum in a band

Why Learn To Play The Drums?

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Plato Drumming represents 8% of the total overall sales for musical instruments. Learning to play the drums is not just so that you can show off, performing 45-minute solos while the band goes to get a […]

18 September 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How do you teach yourself the drums?

Teach Yourself to Play the Drums

“Music is the true breath of life. We eat so we won't starve to death. We sing so we can hear ourselves live.” - Yasmina Khadra By 2020, the UK musical instrument market is expected to grow to over £400m. Obviously, this isn't just a bunch of rich musicians buying loads of instruments, plenty of […]

17 September 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Where can you learn to drum?

Where to Take Drum Lessons

“When you're happy, you enjoy the music but when you're sad, you undestand the lyrics.” - Frank Ocean Music is part of our everyday lives. For most young people, music is their favourite pastime. With rock, country, blues, jazz, etc., there’s something for everyone. Some people even decide to learn how to play a musical […]

28 August 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

How do you learn to play the drums online?

How to Take Online Drum Lessons

“When the drummer’s in trouble, the whole band, including the backing musicians, will rise up to help them!” - Daniel Confland While only around 1 in 20 students learn the drums at school, they are one of the most popular instruments among self-taught musicians with drum lessons London and beyond being taught by independent teachers and […]

28 August 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Which is the best genre of music for drummers?

A Guide to Drumming Techniques and Styles

“It's been years and years and years I've been playing the drums, and they're still a challenge. I still enjoy using drumsticks and a snare drum.” - Charlie Watts A lot of teens listen to hip hop, pop music, r ‘n’ b, reggae, electro and rock. But where do metal and jazz come into it? […]

27 August 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

Learning how to play the drums

How to Play the Drums for Beginners

Drums have been around for a very long time, giving the beats to chants and songs and ritual dances since the Stone Age. Now, drums are an integral part of many different music styles, from big band to jazz and blues to the complicated drum solos of rock bands and heavy metal. Perhaps you are […]

20 July 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read

Guide to buying drums

What to Know Before You Buy Drums

Maybe you were one of the lucky ones who got to see Rush in concert before Neil Peart retired. Or perhaps you’ve read the discussion boards of whether Lars Ullrich is or is not a good drummer. It could be that you or someone you know is taking drum lessons! In any of these cases, […]

20 July 2018 ∙ 9 minutes to read

Drumming is a complex skill.

Facts About Drums

Percussion instruments come in a great number of variations, as you may learn in your drum lessons. In this post, we’re going to have a look at the different kinds of drums mostly found in drum kits and the best songs for practising your drumming. Although there are many different parts to drum kits today, […]

3 July 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read

FAQs for learning to lay the drums

Taking Drum Lessons: FAQs

“... asking questions is the best way to learn.” Tom Felton Indeed it is the curious mind, often child-like, that continuously questions. How does that work? Why do people do that? When should we...? What do you know about...? Conversely, a more regimented intellect will launch more pointed, quantitative queries. How much did that car […]

2 July 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read