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Private drum lessons in Brighton, Hove and nearby areas

Any Level

Zoom lessons available!

First 30 Minutes FREE!

From complete beginners to experienced players looking to take their playing to the next level, I can help you!

Take your lessons at my studio space in Portslade, at a rehearsal space more convenient to you or even in the comfort of your own home! not in the catchment area? No problem! lessons over zoom are also available!

Claim a free 30-minute trial lesson to have a go and see if the drums are for you!

Meet The Tutor

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I'm James and I have over a decade of drumming experience, both live and in the studio, and was educated at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Brighton, where I studied all the different aspects of the world of drumming and music and received a degree in professional musicianship. 

I have several years of teaching experience and my flexible and friendly style is suitable for players of all abilities, from complete beginners looking to get into playing the drums all the way to more experienced players looking to take their playing to the next level. I'm incredibly passionate about the drums and sharing my knowledge with others to help you get to where you want your drumming to be! In addition, I am DBS certified and a member of the ISM (the largest body of professional musicians in the UK), so you can be confident in my professionalism. Regardless of your age or ability, I'm the right tutor for you!

Why us?


If you'd like a way to track your progress or want the opportunity to earn some UCAS points, we can take you through the Trinity College London Rock and Pop syllabus, supporting you through the grading process.

We offer students the opportunity to record audio and video of what they've been learning! whether they want to show it to friends and family, upload it to Social Media or use it for a demo for their band, the choice is yours!

We understand that the needs of every student are different and our approach to reflects that, with a wide and flexible curriculum that will help you achieve your drumming goals.

Grading Available

Content production

Personalised Curriculum



1 Hour

30 Minutes



Unit 4 Chapel Road



BN41 1PF

We have lessons slots available Wednesday to Sunday, 09:00 to 18:00.

Get in contact to check our availability!


Ready to book a lesson? Have any questions?


Call us at: 07462 382442

or fill out the contact form & we’ll get you rolling

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*We offer a 5% and 10% discount for groups of 5 and 10 lessons paid for in advance respectively, and also have deals available for term-long contracts. Enquire below to find out more.

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