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Taking Drum Lessons

Do you want to take drum lessons? Looking for a drum tutor to help you sound like Steve Gadd, Nate Smith or Ringo Starr? Then why not start taking drum lessons with one of our experienced, professional drum tutors! Taking drum lessons with one of our carefully selected high-quality drum teachers will help you see your skills improve in your drum lessons quickly, whether you’re a beginner or advanced drummer, or anything in between. 50% off the first of your drum lessons today.

Professional, Trusted Drum Lessons

At MusicTutors, we are industry leaders in the areas of Safeguarding and Child Protection. We are the only online platform that requires all of our teachers to have an enhanced DBS Certificate, meaning that we are suppliers of excellent drum lessons that are safe and worry-free for all. Get in touch with one of our drum tutors today for 50% off the first of your drum lessons.

Why Take Drum Lessons?

Drums, one of the loudest but undeniably coolest instruments. Needed in every band, and the instrument that lays down the grooves and keeps the group together. What would a band be without its drummer? Not only is taking drum lessons fun, loud, and a great way to release energy and stress but to play the drums confidently and in time develops discipline, practise skills, and motivation. There’s also a great social aspect that comes with playing the drums - most drummers you meet are in more than one band, therefore playing with more people, and making more music! Start drum lessons today with one of our great drum tutors and get 50% off the first of your drum lessons!

Where Do You Want to Take Drum Lessons?

We offer high-quality drum lessons in every city, all over the country. Check out drum lessons in some of our biggest locations:

  1. Drum Lessons in Leeds
  2. Drum Lessons in Manchester
  3. Drum Lessons in London
  4. Drum Lessons in Bristol

Drum Lessons Not for You?

MusicTutors don't just offer great drum lessons - we offer music lessons in a wide range of instruments all over the country.

Our team is expanding all the time and we are very proud of our professional tutors. Take a look at lessons in other instruments:

  1. Singing Lessons
  2. Guitar Lessons
  3. Piano Lessons
  4. Bass Guitar Lessons

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FAQ

  • How Do I Get Started?
    Simply choose your favourite teacher and send them a direct message by pressing the blue button on the right hand side of their profile! Then you and your tutor can chat to arrange the date, time and location for your first lesson.

  • How Do I Pay?
    Once you have agreed on the details of your first lesson, your tutor will create a booking on the site. Payment can then be made via the platform. This is as simple as buying anything else online. You have the option of buying one lesson or buying a flexible block of lessons where you can receive up to 10% off.

  • Why Do Prices Vary?
    At MusicTutors.co.uk we let our tutors set their prices depending on their own experience, demand and location. With our advice, tutors choose an appropriate price from 8 set prices. A lower price is not necessarily a sign of a lower quality teacher.

  • Lesson Types
    Musictutors.co.uk only currently offers 1:1 lessons , but keep an eye on the website as we are planning to expand to group, and online lessons.

  • Can I Borrow an Instrument?
    We do not offer an instrument rental service. However, our tutors can often advise you on this - so don’t hesitate to ask your tutor for help finding the right rental service.

  • Lessons for All Levels
    Our tutors offer lessons at all levels - from beginners to advanced players. If you have specific requests such as GCSE/ A-Level tutoring, or preparation for a University audition, let us know and we can help you find the right tutor!

  • Lessons for Children
    All of our tutors are high-quality professionals, holding either a music degree or years of relevant experience. In addition, we require that all of our tutors hold the Enhanced DBS certificate. So we can promise that your child’s lesson with one of our tutors will be high quality and safe.
    If you have any questions about age and teaching approaches, you can contact the teacher directly or get in touch with our office team about finding the right tutor for your child.

  • Lessons for Mature Students
    Are you looking to rekindle your old love of music after a long hiatus? Or looking to finally start something you’ve wanted to do your whole life? Our tutors are well equipped with stimulating lesson content for mature students as well as children, and will do all they can to make you feel comfortable and to personalise the experience for you!

Choosing the Right Kit

Choosing your first drum kit is a difficult task. It can help to understand the different parts of the drum, so you can make sure you're getting everything you need! You can talk to your drum tutor in drum lessons about buying the right kit!

Making a Decision

Some stores will sell a beginner kit which includes the full kit (snare, toms, bass drum), hardware (all stands and pedals), as well as cymbals. Other stores will sell the kit and the cymbals separately. It’s worth going into different shops and seeing what they have available. A lot of drummers choose to buy kit separate to hardware so they can get exactly the sound they want from each part of the kit, especially with regards to cymbals. It's worth consulting your drum tutor in your drum lessons so you definitely make the right choice!

Learning Your First Rhythms

When first starting drum lessons, it's important to remember: it’s better to do a simple beat well than a complex one badly. There is a lot of coordination involved with playing the drums which is what makes the instrument so difficult. When you’re learning your first beats/grooves, try to really focus on hitting everything at the right time. Start slow and simple, then you can build up to more complex, faster beats.

Sitting at the Kit

Posture is important when playing any musical instrument, but particularly important when playing the drums as you are sitting down for long periods of time. Your drum tutor will cover this in your drum lessons, but here are a couple of tips to get you started:

  • The chair should be set so your thighs are completely horizontal.
  • The snare drum can be adjusted quite easily and should be around the same height as your belt.
  • The hi hat should be higher than the snare drum - so much so that you could play with crossed hands - right hand on the hi hat and left hand on the snare drum.
  • The toms should be adjusted so they stand at an angle where you are able to reach them without having to turn your arms.
  • The cymbals should be at a distance where you can reach them easily. Angling them is also important - they can be easily damaged by overloading them. They should not by horizontal but instead be at a slight angle pointing towards the drummer's belly button.

This is a great starting point to work from, but just remember to make sure it's comfortable for you and works for what styles and genres you're playing.

Practise Tips

Practising between your drum lessons is vital - but daunting. Just think of practising a musical instrument a bit like starting to go to the gym: when you first go, you can’t lift the heaviest weight - you have to work your way up gradually! It's the same idea with music. For the first couple of months, try practising for 15-20 mins a day. After 6 months, try increasing to 30 mins a day. After a year of playing, maybe try an hour a day. It's better to practise regularly for shorter amounts of time than playing for hours on one day, then not being able to do play for the rest of the week. You don't want to injure yourself, or tire yourself out! Little and often develops your technique and helps you build movement memory.

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We’re Here to Help

At MusicTutors, we love helping connect students with their perfect tutor. If you have any questions about drum lessons, call us on 07946125613 or send us an email to info@musictutors.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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