Piano & Guitar - North London Drums
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Piano & Guitar

After many requests, North London Drums is very excited to announce that we are now extending our tuition service into both piano and guitar. Everything works in the same way as our drum tuition. Let us know if you’re interested and we can set up an initial session.

Ashley Jacobs – Piano


Ashley is an enthusiastic and friendly tutor, keen to dispel the myth that piano lessons are delivered in a dull way – very much in keeping with our NLD ethos. Ashley holds a BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Leeds, as well as a PGDip in Musical Direction from the renowned Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


He’s an experienced musical director, with credits including productions of Blues Brothers Live, The Rat Pack Live, The Other Guys and Urinetown. He’s also a member of the London Philharmonic Choir and The Ashatones quartet.


Ashley’s piano lessons range from contemporary music/student requests through to ABRSM grades, so he’s as happy with Adele as he is with Bach! (Ashley can also tutor students through their music theory grades).

Ashley Jacobs

Sid Batham – Guitar


Our guitar tutor Sid Batham has been teaching for around ten years. He holds a BA (Hons) in Commercial Music from the University of Westminster and a grade 8 distinction in guitar.


Sid has a publishing deal with Touch Tones Music and is an active songwriter, writing top lines and performing live at festivals such as Lovebox, Wireless and The Great Escape. He also spent a brief time as session guitarist for The Kooks as well as working on session vocals and coaching for Amurco, and writing for or with Blonde, Bondax, Plastic Plates, Brookes Brothers, Foreign Beggars, Cyrl Hahn and Sigala.


Sid will take you through guitar lessons that incorporate the songs and artists you enjoy whilst teaching you what you need to know along the way.