Our philosophy is simple; be the best teachers we can be,
to help you become the best drummer you can be.

Duke Grooves is Bristol’s premium drum education service. We are teachers first and foremost, professional drummers second.

From kids to teens, adults to retirees… we teach professionals, aspiring-pros, hobbyists and those just looking for something fun to do. Our doors are open to all!

Our lessons are focused on the most efficient learning methods that will enable you to develop creativity, coordination, timing and ultimately your very own individuality as a drummer.

All lesson plans, progress trackers and practice notes are accessible online and we actively encourage questions in between lessons, so you can be confident in your practice at home.



Kid's Lessons

One focus… fun!

As teachers it’s absolutely vital to harness this energy and encourage the development of their interest and passion for the instrument. If your child is having fun, learning becomes instinctual because they enjoy the process.

We typically divide our lessons into 2 phases:

  • Fundamental Drills – Here you learn the foundations of drumming, instantly applying them in a creative way. No repetitive drilling will be found here, as each performance is unique to the individual.

  • Song Learning – What would drums be without music to play with?! Here you get a feel of what it’s like to be a real drummer!

We’re big on allowing any child (and adult for that matter!) work at their own pace. Although encouraged, there is no pressure for regular practice or even any practice. This may sound counter productive, but as long as the enjoyment is there, we’ve seen in time practice becomes inevitable.





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