Drum Lessons

Located in Teesside

Here at Teesside School Of Music we offer Drum Lessons in our purpose built teaching studio’s.

One to One Lesson Prices

£13.00 per half hour
£26.00 per hour

We recommend the earliest starting age for drum lessons be 6 years old, but have tried younger children in the past. We don’t have an upper age limit so remember you’re never too old to learn to play drums!

Lessons are taught by one of our enthusiastic and qualified drum teachers. Our drum teachers base the lessons around the student, so if you just want to learn for fun and are not interested in doing any official grade qualifications then that’s ok with us. However if you would like to be taken through your drum grade exams we can do this as well. We teach the Rock School and Trinity grade syllabus, which is a recognised qualification.

What are you waiting for, book your Drum Lesson today!

DRUM Lessons in Stockton-on-Tees


At the age of twenty two I had completed my Guildhall grade 8 under tuition from Tommy Graham and wanted to improve further on my instrument. I decided to go for an audition at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music as this is one of the best independent music Universities in the country. After being accepted, I completed, and passed with merit, a Higher National Diploma in drums / music. I studied under world class player Adam Bushel who has done session work for the likes of Sheryl Crow, Faithless and Celtus. This opened so many new doors and gave me the skills and knowledge that got me where I am today. I have built up a good reputation and I now teach students in Newcastle, Sunderland and Teesside area. I am also involved in session work and played for a very successfully band called The Flytes who have toured France, America, and the UK. The Flytes played with Gomez and The Bluetones and sold out stage 2 of the Newcastle O2 Academy Including finals in live and unsigned in London.


Higher National Diploma PDC (Merit) from Brighton Institute of Modern Music
NCFE Level 2 Certificate – Creative Craft In Music Composition
Visual and Performing Arts introductory certificate in music keyboards
Trinity Guildhall grade 8 (Merit)
All drumming styles and levels covered
Sight reading and theory
Trinity Guildhall Grades/Rockschool (1 to 8)

Abilities Taught

All levels and styles taught, covering technical development, session styles, transcribing, sight reading and theory


I come from having over forty years of playing experience as a professional drummer and keyboard player. As well as teaching piano and drums, I have many years of recording studio experience, including working with my family relative Chris Rea. Teaching drums from the Trinity College London and Trinity Rock and pop syllabus’ to grade 8. Teaching Pianoforte from the Graded ABRSM syllabus, I also teach basic to advanced improvisation. Currently playing cocktail piano in restaurants locally.


Trinity Drums ABRSM Piano Grade 5 Music Theory

Abilities Taught

Complete Beginners to Advanced

Teesside School Of Music is located in Thornaby which is centrally located for students travelling from Middlesbrough, Ingleby Barwick, Yarm and Stockton.

Some students may not have an instrument yet and would prefer to try a few lessons first before committing to owning their own Drum Kit. This is ok, as we have instruments you can use here at Teesside School Of Music for your drum lessons. 


You must provide at least 24 hours notice to rearrange or cancel a lesson.

All bookings are dealt with through our booking system – MyMusicLessons.org.uk