One-To-One Lessons

Nick is currently accepting a number of private students at his Plymouth (UK) based studio, and no matter whether you’re a complete beginner, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play the drums or returning after a break from playing, Nick has a range of lesson options to suit everyone. Alternatively, Nick can come to you (within a 10 mile radius of Pymouth City Centre*), with lessons being either 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending upon students requirements/budgets.

All of Nicks’ Lessons are fully tailored to each individual student, covering a wide range of areas to help students improve, learn and, most importantly, enjoy their drumming journey by utilising a wealth of experience as well as an extensive library of tuition material.

With previous students enjoying global success, you can rest assured that Nicks understanding, passion and dedication to his craft provides students with everything they need to get the most out of their drumming. 

Check out the Prices and FAQ’s (below) for more details!

*Lessons are available further afield, however travel charges may apply. CONTACT Nick for more information.

Nick is currently accepting a number of private students at his Plymouth (UK) based studio, and no matter whether you’re a complete beginner, fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play the drums or returning after a break from playing, Nick has a range of lesson options to suit everyone. Alternatively, Nick can come to you (within a 10 mile radius of Pymouth City Centre*), with lessons being either 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending upon students requirements/budgets.

All of Nicks’ Lessons are fully tailored to each individual student, covering a wide range of areas to help students improve, learn and, most importantly, enjoy their drumming journey by utilising a wealth of experience as well as an extensive library of tuition material.

With previous students enjoying global success, you can rest assured that Nicks understanding, passion and dedication to his craft provides students with everything they need to get the most out of their drumming. 

Check out the Prices and FAQ’s (below) for more details!

*Lessons are available further afield, however travel charges may apply. CONTACT Nick for more information.

Fancy A FREE Taster Lesson?...

Not sure whether drumming is for you?? Come and try a free taster session with Nick to discover the joys that drumming can bring. Free sessions are held monthly, with one-to-one and group lessons held throughout the day at Nick’s Plymouth-based, city centre studio. 

The next session is scheduled for TBA…to book your place, CONTACT Nick.

A Modern Approach...

Each lesson is filmed using the most up-to-date equipment and emailed to the student, along with any worksheets or further information, no later than 24 hours after each lesson, giving the student a complete library of resources to pactice between each lesson without forgetting what he/she is working on.

Each lesson is filmed using the most up-to-date equipment and emailed to the student, along with any worksheets or further information, no later than 24 hours after each lesson, giving the student a complete library of resources to pactice between each lesson without forgetting what he/she is working on.

Prices

Lesson Length:

20 Minutes (snare drum only)

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

 Studio (you visit Nick):

£15.00

£20.00

£30.00

£35.00

Home Lesson (Nick visit’s you):

£20.00

£25.00

£35.00

£40.00

Block Booking Discounts – book 5 or 10 lessons in advance and save £££… CONTACT Nick for more details!!

FAQ’s

Not at first! If you’ve never played before (or have tried a little and found it’s something you enjoy), the first few lessons can be tailored to help you to learn a little more about drumming to see if it’s something you’d like to try further. That said, for maximum enjoyment (and to get the most out of your lessons), access to a full kit is highly recommended – perhaps you have a friend with a kit that you could borrow occasionally? Failing that, there are a number of practice/rehearsal facilities available to hire locally that are equipped with kits that can be rented for quite a reasonable price. In the longer term, should you decide that drumming is for you, then Nick can certainly help you to make the right choices when it comes to getting something to suit your needs and budget.

Yes! Nick can help you in all aspects of studying for exams, and currently teaches Rockschool, Trinity and LCM syllabus. He can also help you to study towards GCSE, A Level and any other exams you may have coming up.

Yes, although a lot of the time it’s better to learn the techniques and methods for playing those songs, as much of what you can learn can then be transferred to playing other songs and styles of music. Nick tends to focus on this aspect rather than just learning specific songs, although your favourite songs/artists/genres will be referenced throughout your lessons.

No! It doesn’t matter what age you are, drumming can, and should, be fun and enjoyable. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to have a career in music or simply playing to have fun – perhaps joining/forming a band with friends – drumming has no upper age limit!!

No, however, it is something that Nick will teach you along the way. There’s a bit of a mis-concetpion that reading music can be a) difficult, and b) unnecessary when playing drums, but Nick’s approach is to help students to understand that reading music will benefit them massively in not only their learning, but also their understanding of what they’re playing. Music is often viewed of as a language, and having the ability to read that language is much more beneficial than simply learning things ‘parrot’ fashion.

Nick accepts drum kit students from the age of 11 years upwards (school level KS3 and above). Younger than this can be difficult due to the physical limitations of playing such a large instrument as well as the concentration needed to take full advantage of each lesson. However, Nick does offer younger students the chance to learn, and accepts students from age 7 to learn how to play snare drum and read music. Many of the students who have studied with Nick for a number of years started out this way and benefited hugely from having such a strong foundation to their drumming journey.  

For more information or to book your lessons, please CONTACT Nick

Lesson Prices

Lesson Length

20 Minutes Lessons (snare drum only)

  • Studio: £15.00 – Home Visit: £20.00

30 Minute Lessons

  • Studio: £20.00 – Home Visit: £25.00

45 Minute Lessons

  • Studio: £30.00 – Home Visit: £35.00

60 Minute Lessons

  • Studio: £35.00 – Home Visit: £40.00

FAQ's

Not at first! If you’ve never played before (or have tried a little and found it’s something you enjoy), the first few lessons can be tailored to help you to learn a little more about drumming to see if it’s something you’d like to try further. That said, for maximum enjoyment (and to get the most out of your lessons), access to a full kit is highly recommended – perhaps you have a friend with a kit that you could borrow occasionally? Failing that, there are a number of practice/rehearsal facilities available to hire locally that are equipped with kits that can be rented for quite a reasonable price. In the longer term, should you decide that drumming is for you, then Nick can certainly help you to make the right choices when it comes to getting something to suit your needs and budget.

Yes! Nick can help you in all aspects of studying for exams, and currently teaches Rockschool, Trinity and LCM syllabus. He can also help you to study towards GCSE, A Level and any other exams you may have coming up.

Yes, although a lot of the time it’s better to learn the techniques and methods for playing those songs, as much of what you can learn can then be transferred to playing other songs and styles of music. Nick tends to focus on this aspect rather than just learning specific songs, although your favourite songs/artists/genres will be referenced throughout your lessons.

No! It doesn’t matter what age you are, drumming can, and should, be fun and enjoyable. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to have a career in music or simply playing to have fun – perhaps joining/forming a band with friends – drumming has no upper age limit!!

No, however, it is something that Nick will teach you along the way. There’s a bit of a mis-concetpion that reading music can be a) difficult, and b) unnecessary when playing drums, but Nick’s approach is to help students to understand that reading music will benefit them massively in not only their learning, but also their understanding of what they’re playing. Music is often viewed of as a language, and having the ability to read that language is much more beneficial than simply learning things ‘parrot’ fashion.

Nick accepts drum kit students from the age of 11 years upwards (school level KS3 and above). Younger than this can be difficult due to the physical limitations of playing such a large instrument as well as the concentration needed to take full advantage of each lesson. However, Nick does offer younger students the chance to learn, and accepts students from age 7 to learn how to play snare drum and read music. Many of the students who have studied with Nick for a number of years started out this way and benefited hugely from having such a strong foundation to their drumming journey.  

For more information or to book your lessons, please CONTACT Nick