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Duke's Drum Lessons

One to one drum lessons in Bristol

About The Lessons

Taking drum lessons improves your coordination, confidence, rhythm and musicality.
It’s a great workout for your mind and body, which makes it a good workout for the soul - and it’s a whole lot of fun!

Whether you have professional aspirations or you just want to try something new, I can help you achieve your goals with learning techniques designed for success.

My drum tuition is based around the following skill sets:

  • Learning your favourite songs
  • Technique
  • Coordination
  • Creativity
  • Performance

All drum lessons are taught in my purpose-built, sound proof drum studio, utilising both acoustic and electronic drum kits.


Drum Lessons for Kids

One focus…FUN!

When your child plays a drum kit, they’re experiencing happiness and curiosity through loud noises…caused by hitting things.  This is awesome!  As a teacher it’s absolutely vital to harness this energy and encourage the development of their interest.

If your child is having fun, learning becomes instinctual.  I have taught 5 year olds who can now read drum notation, while simultaneously playing the notes and counting the beats.  This isn’t because they realise the importance and benefits of these skills, but because they enjoy doing it.

A typical lesson is divided into two halves; we have a learning phase and a playing phase.

In the learning phase, I’ll teach your child a single concept using a set of exercises which we will then practice.

In the playing phase, your child has free reign to play the drums however he or she wants to.

Parents’ Role

Like any skill, learning to play the drums takes regular practice and the sooner a daily routine has become a habit, the faster your child will develop their skills.  This is where you come in.

At the end of each lesson, I’ll go through the exercises with you so you can help your child with their daily practice throughout the week.  The focus here is regularity, not time.  Accomplishing 5 minutes every day is infinitely more beneficial than a single 30 minute session once a week.  With time, your child will develop the skills and discipline for private practice, but until then I actively encourage you to play a major role in this process.  The feedback I’ve had from parents and children alike is that ‘practice time’ is something both parties not only enjoy, but look forward to.


Snare Drum Lessons

It’s well documented that some of the most technically gifted and inspiring drummers of all time began their training with snare drum lessons.

The snare drum is undoubtedly an instrument in its own right and with performers like the ‘Top Secret Drum Corp” it’s truly incredible how much can be achieved on one drum.

I provide specialised snare drum lessons which focus specifically on stick technique, rudiments and sticking patterns.

This type of lesson benefits a drummer of any standard at any stage in their career, as it hones in on the most important aspects of stick control and dexterity.


Pricing

First 30 min Lesson – Free!

Lessons with Duke

Teaching Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Weekly 30 min Lessons – £100/month

Weekly 60 min Lessons – £180/month

Lessons with Joe

Teaching Days: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

Weekly 30 min Lessons – £60/month

Weekly 60 min Lessons – £110/month


FAQ

Please let me know via text or phone call. If I am able to fit you in at an alternative time slot, I will always prefer to do this rather than have you miss the lesson entirely. If the worst happens and a lesson cannot be rearranged, there are several months containing an additional fifth week. This can make up for a previously missed lesson, or it can be considered a bonus for full attendance.
My studio is located on the new development site at 'Lyde Green', Emersons Green. Take the turning off the Ring Road (A4174) opposite the exit for Sainsburys and follow the road round to the left.
Yes. As I teach in schools I have a full DBS certificate
If they can hold a pair of drum sticks and I can keep their attention long enough to teach them the basics, then they are the perfect age. Smaller children may not be able to reach the foot pedals yet, however that does not hinder the development of their stick control or ability to read and learn music.
To get started, you don’t need any equipment. I highly recommend having a few lessons first before making any major purchases, as the first few lessons can be practiced without a drum kit if necessary. If you wish to continue and make good progress, a drum kit to practice on is essential. There are many options here for which I am happy to give advice to suit your specific requirements.

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Willowherb Road
Lyde Green
Emersons Green
Bristol
BS16 7FP

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Email: dukegroovesdrummer@gmail.com
Phone: 07528 369 582
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Willowherb Road
Lyde Green
Emersons Green
Bristol, BS16 7FP

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