North London Drum Lessons
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North London Drums works to connect you with friendly, experienced and reliable drum tutors based in north London. The tutors mainly deliver their north London drum lessons in Haringey (Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Hornsey) but also offer home visits to most of the north of the capital. If you’re in Highgate, Finchley, Enfield, Barnet, Hackney, Islington or any of the surrounding areas, we can help!
The tutors we represent teach students of all ages, from six to seventy six! With the rise in popularity of drumming amongst the adult population there hasn’t been a better time for anyone to start.
If you’re based in north London your drum lessons can start quickly – tutors are based all around the area.
Students’ aims range widely. Whether you are working through an academic grade syllabus, towards live/session work, or simply playing for fun after harbouring a life-long ambition, the tutors can help achieve your goals.
All of the tutors who work with us are fully DBS checked and qualified at a degree level minimum. Many are members of various industry-recognised societies such as PRS, PPL and the Musicians’ Union.
Every student has their own personal goals and ambitions. Whether it’s aspiring to be a session drummer or wanting to play along with backing tracks at home, the tutors tailor the lessons to suit you.
Session plans can range widely. From beat building, rudiments/technical exercises, to click/metronome work, independence, composition, ear/aural training, soloing, time signature exploration, modulations, synchronicity, and much more. You can even look at how to build your own drum beats!
For students interested in exams, many of the tutors teach through the RSL Awards/Rockschool syllabus. The exams can give you the opportunity to achieve a grade 8 level. (Which can be super helpful to boost UCAS points for university applications). We have specialist tutors who know the syllabus like the back of their hand – and so will you before the exam day!
Tutors regularly coach students through live performances (including GCSE/A-Level performances), auditions and tour preparation. The tutors will happily help you with any personal statements or references for further education.
I was really pleased to get lessons for Christmas as I always leave gigs saying that I want to be a drummer. I was able to start playing along to a track pretty much instantly and will be coming back for more lessons!
Learning to play can seem quite daunting. Why not try it out with two sessions to get a feel for what it's all about!
The tutor will get you to pick up the sticks pretty much instantly and go through the all basics you need to get started.
Tutors will answer any questions so you can double check what was covered or find out more about the tuition itself.
At just ten years old and with just three years of tuition, Dillon Harrison achieved his grade 8. He garnered a huge 87% in December 2013. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg for this talented youngster.
Dillon, along with Jack (see right) won an international drum solo competition, DrumOffTV, with the prize being a day of recording in Metropolis Studios. What an incredible opportunity for them both!
Check out Dillon’s prize-winning recording session below:
Jack came with a specific aim – achieve grade 8. Prior to these sessions he was a top 40 Young Drummer of the Year in 2008-2010 and in the Drummers Alliance national top 10 in 2008-2010.
Jack studied displacement/rhythmic modulation and applied these concepts to the development sections of the exam pieces. Jack achieved his aim and got 92% (Distinction) in July 2013.
Check out one of Jack’s drum covers recorded in his home studio: