DRUM LESSONS IN NEWBURY,
THATCHAM & WEST BERKSHIRE
Whether you want to rock out to your favourite songs, work towards grades or simply learn an instrument, Simon guarantees a fantastic learning experience for all ages and abilities. His relaxed but professional approach as a drum teacher gives his students the BEST chance of achieving their musical aspirations, whilst having fun at the same time.
All drum lessons take place at your home in West Berkshire (Newbury, Thatcham etc), and for 1-to-1 lessons an electric drum kit can even be provided.
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The most cost-effective and flexible membership option for Drum Lessons.
Monthly payments cover the cost of 42 lessons per calendar year (or 12 month period)
30 Min Lessons - £80 p/m
60 Min Lessons - £132 p/m
*kit hire/petrol fee may apply
4 LESSON BLOCK
Simon has been playing the drums since 2003, and teaching music since 2017. He has previously taught music to over 300 schoolchildren per week, and is experienced in teaching a wide range of special educational needs.
Simon has achieved a BA(Hons) Degree in Contemporary Music Performance, and a Disinction in his Grade 8 RSL drum exam. He is a registered RSL awards teacher and also fully DBS checked, so you know you're
in safe hands.
Lessons take place at your home and all equipment can even be provided. For parents and guardians, this means you don't have to drive to a studio, get stuck in traffic, and you can invest in your own kit when the time is right for you.
At 27 years of age, Simon is young enough to relate to primary and secondary school students' language, music and recreational trends, but also experienced enough to provide fantastic personalised lessons to all ages and abilities.
''Drumming has really helped my daughter as an outlet for her stresses and anxieties, and has really boosted her confidence. Simon is so patient and encouraging with all ages and abilities whether in person or on zoom. He is such a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. ''
Phil Pratley-Smith, Parent
Who can learn to play the Drums?
Anyone! You're never too young or too old to start learning the drums. Simon is extremely happy teaching all ages and abilities, and lesson content can be planned accordingly. For more information around the benefits of drumming, check out Simon's blog page.
Should we invest in a drum kit?
It is highly recommended that students have a drum kit at home (either acoustic or electronic) to practice and to use during lessons. If students have the right equipment, their practice time will be more productive, and in turn, they will progress more during their lessons.
How far do you travel for lessons?
Most lessons take place in Newbury and Thatcham, though Simon occasionally teaches further afield when his teaching schedule allows. Lessons outside Newbury and Thatcham are subject to a small petrol fee. For more info, please see Simon's tuition guidelines and terms.
What equipment can you provide?
For £5 per lesson, Simon can provide an equipment bundle, which includes a Yamaha DTX-432K electric drum kit, a Sub-Zero Drum Monitor, drumsticks, stool, music stand and all wires/cables. All he will need is access to 2 plug sockets, and enough space to set up the equipment.