Siân Monaghan

Sian Monaghan drum tutor

Finsbury Park drum teacher Siân Monaghan is one of London’s most skilled and inspiring drum tutors. It is this unique combination that has made Siân so popular with her students.


Siân’s teaching style brings together her industry knowledge with the essentials you need to know. Above all, it’s a teaching style which has proven incredibly successful with her students.


Having recently won Americana Association UK’s respected ‘Instrumentalist of the Year Award 2020’, Siân is well known for working across styles with a range of artists. Such artists include Jessie Buckley, Stick in the Wheel, She Drew the Gun, China Crisis, The Wandering Hearts and Derek Forbes (Simple Minds). Siân’s independent work has also seen her collaborate with electronica artists and producers all over the world from Fink to Basshunter and she is currently working in the studio with Bristol-based producer Kayla Painter. In addition, Siân has played around the world including tours in mainland Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Scandinavia.


After developing a love for percussion at a young age, Siân began with an orchestral background but soon threw herself into a variety of styles and found herself playing big band jazz at the Montreaux Jazz Festival at the age of just 17.


Siân regularly puts her students through the most well-known and state recognised exam boards – both Trinity College London and RSL Awards.

Siân is a brilliant teacher. We feel so lucky to have her teaching Max with amazing skill and patience in her wonderful studio. Lessons are supportive and well guided but most impressively she knows how to connect with Max and get the best from him. During this lockdown period we have switched to online lessons via Zoom, which Max has really looked forward to each week. We have so appreciated Siân’s efforts to keep the lessons going. Her ability to connect with Max, even via the online platform, is impressive. I can't recommend Siân enough!
– Leila Barbaro (Parent)



Siân holds a BA (Hons) from the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), which was founded by Sir Paul McCartney.


Check out our May 2020 interview with Siân here! We talk about her career so far, including being a drum teacher in Finsbury Park, her experiences studying drums, her approach to teaching and much more.

Contact Siân


If you’re interested in a Finsbury Park drum teacher then don’t hesitate to contact us to get paired with Siân.



Studio-based or home visits?:


Zoom/Skype/Remote lessons available?


Finsbury Park (N4, N15 / Victoria & Piccadilly Line, National Rail)
Crouch Hill
(N4, N8 / Overground)
Upper Holloway
(N19, Overground)
Stroud Green
and surrounding areas.


30 mins – £25
45 mins – £32.50
60 mins – £40


DBS checked?:

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