Welcome to Simon Daruvala Drums
I’m Simon, a freelance drummer and drum tutor in Newbury who offers 1-to-1 drum lessons in Newbury, Thatcham and Berkshire, and also offers online lessons.
I've played the drums since 2003 and I've been teaching since 2017, receiving a Grade 8 distinction in my Rockschool drum exam (2011), and a 2:1 BA(Hons) degree in Professional Music Performance (2015), whilst studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music.
I currently play in 2 bands - Folk/Rock Function band ‘The McKeens’, playing around 50 function gigs per year, and Indie band ‘Saint Nevis’, having supported the likes of Toploader,
Republica and Yonaka in various gigs around the UK.
I'm extremely comfortable playing with other professional musicians, both live and in the studio, and happy to teach drum lessons to all ages and abilities.