our story

Conceived by two drummers who believed that drum lessons could be so much better, BANG Drum School was born.

Offering one-to-one tailored drum lessons in both Hackney, East London and Southampton where there are two acoustic drum kits for every lesson, meaning our students spend their entire lesson behind the kit, ensuring maximum playing time and enjoyment.

Since opening our doors in December 2012 with a handful of students, BANG has grown into a thriving drum school that now has over 120 dedicated students.

The teachers
DANNY
DANNY

Danny has been drumming for over 23 years, performing regularly in groups across the country. In 2011, he achieved a Drumming National Diploma (Merit) at Tech Music Schools to enhance his drumming theory and teaching methods. For over 17 years he has worked with students of all ages, including time spent in primary schools and working with children who have Special Educational Needs. He is also a keen guitarist, giving all his students the opportunity to play with another musician and develop their performance skills.

SAM
SAM

Sam has over 21 years experience playing drums and 16 years tutoring experience. Starting his teaching career with two years in an established drum school in Birmingham and after completing a degree in Music & Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, he went on to gain a Drumming National Diploma (Merit) at Tech Music Schools. These years of experience have seen him play in numerous bands and perform in great venues and studios up and down the country.

JAKE
JAKE

London born and bred, Jake got his first drum kit at the age of 9 and has been hooked ever since. Professional drum lessons fuelled Jake’s passion and honed his technique; at the age of 15 he obtained a distinction at Grade 8 drum kit from Trinity-Guildhall. Jake’s skills and experience have allowed him to tour and record with many professional bands and artists, and have been put to good use in his professional teaching career, tutoring across London including over 3 years at the eminent London School of Arts.

SIMON
SIMON

Simon picked up his first pair of drumsticks 18 years ago and has continually been inspired to pursue drums since then. After achieving a grade 8 with distinction from Rockschool Simon continued to strive for excellence throughout university and in his career working as a teacher, bandleader and musician in the vibrant London music scene. Simon has worked toward becoming a highly competent and well-rounded drummer in an eclectic mix of styles. A high level of technical expertise and an excellent theoretical understanding have underpinned this.

The LESSONS

We offer a FREE 20 minute taster lesson for you to come down and see the studio, chat to us and see how we do it here down at BANG

At ‘BANG’ we believe the best, most applied and, more importantly, most enjoyable way of learning and practising the drums is to use songs as much as possible.

We have carefully linked our teaching material to our extensive song and groove library, giving our students the opportunity to learn whilst playing along to their favourite songs.

Want to learn a song we don’t already have? Just bring it along and if it is suitable we will have it transcribed and ready to go for your next lesson.

All study materials will be provided by ‘BANG’ so, unlike with many other drum schools or teachers, there will be no need to purchase any additional study books, unless you want to of course.

Home Visits are available. If you’re interested please get in contact to discuss prices.

London drum LESSONS
1 x HALF HOUR LESSON
Per lesson
£24
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4 x HALF HOUR LESSONS
Per lesson
£22
£88 for block of 4
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1 x FULL HOUR LESSON
Per lesson
£38
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4 x FULL HOUR LESSONS
Per lesson
£36
£144 for block of 4
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Southampton drum LESSONS
1 x HALF HOUR LESSON
Per lesson
£20
*Lessons are non-refundable
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4 x HALF HOUR LESSONS
Per lesson
£18
£72 for block of 4
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1 x FULL HOUR LESSON
Per lesson
£30
*Lessons are non-refundable
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4 x FULL HOUR LESSONS
Per lesson
£28
£112 for block of 4
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We offer all of our lessons/blocks out as gift vouchers which can be personalised and sent instantly as a digital file [Voucher expires one year from issue date]

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