Based in Dorking, Dave is available for tuition to drummers aged 7 and up ranging from beginner to advanced. Lessons are tailored to the needs of the student; whether you wish to learn the fundamentals of the drums or target a specific technique or area, Dave can guide you along the way to becoming the drummer you want to be.
Lessons take place over a half hour, 45 minute or hour period either in the comfort of your own home or in Dave's home drum room with the kit listed in the "Equipment" section. In order for you to get the most out of your lesson, each lesson has a plan with sheet music written in advanced based on what Dave thinks you need to learn or, if requested, targeting a specific technique.
Dave has a full DBS check so is therefore able to teach children as well as adults.
Why learn to play the drums?
There are a lot of benefit that come from drumming, ranging from reducing stress to developing confidence. Studies have also shown that learning to play the drums helps children understand multiplication tables, division and maths formulas more easily.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dave has offered online lessons over Zoom. In order to make these as engaging and interactive as possible, Dave records his drum kit with 6 microphones through Zoom and a vocal microphone to speak into, so it's like you're in the room with him. Dave is also able to control any songs, backing tracks or even a metronome using his sampling pad to take the stress out of the student's hands. Learning drums online has never been easier!
If you would like to enquire about how Dave can teach you or someone you know online then please get in touch via the contact page.
Dave teaches Rockschool grades to those who wish to have their abilities tested, and currently has a 100% pass rate from his students so you couldn't be in safer hands.
Please get in touch to see how Dave can help you reach your goals!
Dave, who I located via the RSL awards website has been tutoring my son for the past few months. I cannot praise Dave enough, be it his solid drums understanding and knowledge, his punctuality, his overall communications and his savviness with technology that he uses to record a video about a drumming piece that my son may get stuck at and sending across to overcome my son’s hurdle. Overall, Dave is a fine and very kind person who quickly and easily got connected with my son when his previous tutor was discontinued. What greater testimonial for Dave I can have when I say he is the reason my son achieved a distinction in his grade 2 exam. I can recommend Dave any day of the week and twice on a weekend. - Zach Chougle
Dave is an incredibly passionate and professional musician and drummer. He performs to the highest ability and is very proficient on his instrument across a wide variety of styles. He is engaging both live and online, and having studied alongside him and continued to follow his musical career, I have no hesitation in recommending Dave as a tutor. - Luke Pettit
Dave is someone who is passionate about music and quite clearly teaches drumming because of his love for it. It has been difficult finding the right tutor for my daughter as she suffers from anxiety and has learning difficulties, but Dave's patience and understanding have enabled her to relax and enjoy her lessons. This, coupled with Dave's excellent teaching has resulted in her making very good progress, which in turn has given her a massive confidence boost. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dave as a drum tutor. - John Hillhouse
30 Minute Lesson - £20
45 Minute Lesson - £28
1 Hour Lesson - £35
Advanced Lesson (Grade 6 and above) - £40
Prices subject to change