Drum Lessons London
Drum lessons for all ages and abilities anywhere in London.
Our expert drum teachers provide home visit drum lessons, or host you if preferred.
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- Drum Lesson Content
- Studying Drum Grade Exams
- Our London Drum Teachers
- Drum Lessons London – For Everyone
- Online Drum Lessons
Our Drum Lessons in London
We tailor our drum lessons to your individual ability level and musical tastes. We provide home visit drum lessons as standard, or you’re equally welcome to visit your local Bruce Music drum teacher. We have a teacher covering each London area.
Drums and percussion are the heart of nearly all music. The drums establish and maintain a song’s speed, rhythm, pulse, volume and feel. The expressive qualities of vocal lines and guitar solos can lead observers to think these instruments guide a band and their songs. But in fact, it’s the drums that really drive the music.
The drums are the core of Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Metal, and more. Nearly every style of modern music features a drummer or percussionist at its heart.
A drum kit isn’t always the most popular choice for students and parents settling on a new instrument, perhaps due to the drums’ reputation for being bulky and loud. However, it’s worth remembering that electric and technological features exist to make the drums manageable in size and volume.
The drums are a hugely satisfying instrument to play. Drummers must be focused, dynamic, rhythmic, energetic, confident, good listeners, and highly musical. Thus these very desirable qualities can naturally develop in drum students alongside good drumming ability.
Drum Lesson Content
At Bruce Music, we design our drum lessons to blend all the essentials of technique, with fun, engaging material that fits your musical tastes – or maybe opens you up to something new. Our fantastic drum teachers know exactly how to adapt their methods to ensure you make progress, but have fun too!
Absolute beginners don’t be shy! We’re very experienced with brand new drummers and know how to get you playing, fast. In those early stages, quick progress is great for motivation, and our first focus is to get you drumming!
We’ll explore the basics of posture, holding the drum sticks, each drum’s name and sound, and how to find and keep good rhythm. Then we’ll progress to playing basic drum beats, simple ‘fills’ (like little expressive drum flourishes, usually when a song moves to a new section) and ultimately your first songs. From there we progress to more challenging songs, and learning to play with a band.
We employ only those drum teachers who match our Bruce Music ethos, which says that patience, communication, and nurturing, are of equal importance as musical ability and teaching method. And of course, all our drum teachers are DBS checked.
We offer home visit drum lessons in any area of Greater London. If you prefer, you can also visit your local Bruce Music drum teacher for lessons at their location.
Beginners Drum Lessons London
- Quickly establish good posture and hands/feet positioning
- Learn the name, sound, and function of each drum in the kit
- Play your first drum beats, with good rhythm and timing
- Progress to playing the drum parts of your favourite songs
- Enjoy studying grade 1 drums, or forming a band.
Intermediate Drum Lessons London
- Build a repertoire of dynamic, expressive drum beats
- Apply your growing drum technique to many songs
- Enjoy studying new musical genres from which you can learn
- Start or join a band for the thrill and reward of performing live
- Progress with drum grade exams if you wish to.
Advanced Drum Lessons London
- Progress to highly-advanced, virtuoso drumming
- Become an expert drummer across many genres and scenarios
- Audition for bands or study for drumming diplomas
- Perform, compose, improvise, and enjoy your advanced musicianship
Studying Drum Grade Exams
We are incredibly proud that Bruce Music students have a 100% pass rate in all grade exams taken. Besides showing our students’ enormous talent and hard work, this also reassures us of our fantastic drum teachers’ approach.
Studying drum grades means very structured learning, with clear rewarding milestones. This can be a great route for children, or adults who enjoy a strongly structured ‘path’ in their ongoing learning.
At Bruce Music we ensure we always have a comprehensive understanding of the various exam boards’ criteria. Add to this our drum teachers’ experience and insight, and our drum students’ dedication, and the result is many happy students passing their drum exams.
As committed as we are to the grade exam route, and the Bruce Music drum students favouring that route, it’s also key to our approach that we don’t simply fixate on exam study, at the cost of our drum students’ all-round musical ability, or enjoyment of the drums, and music in general.
We want you to become a creative, talented drummer, as well as passing your exams. Whether or not you study drum grades, our goal in your drum lessons is the same – that you progress, and love playing music.
Our London Drum Teachers
At Bruce Music, we believe that a drum teacher’s kind nature, patience, engaging personality, and ability to inspire are as fundamental as their talent for music and teaching.
We only select London’s best drum teachers to join our team. All our drum teachers are:
- Music graduates – many with first class honours, MA, PGCE, PHD and beyond!
- Naturally patient and nurturing, making for relaxed constructive drum lessons
- DBS checked, interviewed, vetted and reference-checked
- Equipped to teach all musical styles to drum students of all ages, abilities, and learning styles
- Inspirational, talented, creative musicians, active in London – the centre of the UK music scene
Drum Lessons London – For Everyone
We welcome and encourage drum students of any age and ability, any musical taste or learning style. Our drum lessons are for all!
At Bruce Music we welcome drum students at all stages of their musical journey. We love helping absolute beginners, intermediate and advanced drum students alike. We work as private tutors to students taking GCSE or A Level Music, and we help prepare drum students for auditions, performances, exams, and so on.
We cover all of Greater London with a home visit drum lessons service, and anywhere around the world with our online lessons. We schedule your drum lessons to your specific ease and preference.
Online Drum Lessons
We run an online drum lessons service via Zoom, Skype, and all other video conferencing softwares. We find our online drum lessons popular with students for many reasons:
- For those looking to avoid in-person drum lessons due to COVID-19.
- For students who leave London, but wish to retain their trusted Bruce Music drum teacher
- Last-minute exam, audition, recital and concert preparations
- Convenience, ease, or any other reason that might make a student prefer online drum lessons
Why Choose Bruce Music?
- London’s top drum lessons, with engaging, encouraging drum teachers
- Home visit drum lessons, arranged around your schedule
- 100% pass rate – with many distinctions – in all grade exams to date
- Bruce Music is a team of friendly, expert teachers – run by Alex – not a faceless agency
- Our happy students!
To find out more about Bruce Music, our history, origins and ethos, read about Bruce Music
Book Your First Drum Lesson Now
To arrange a drum lesson, complete the form below, or contact Alex directly:
Telephone: 07749 918 143 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org