our story

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

We are the only drum school in both 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 January 2013 with a handful of students, BANG has grown into a thriving drum school that now has over 100 dedicated students.

The teachers
DANNY SHILO
DANNY SHILO

Danny has been drumming for over 21 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 15 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 BELCHER
SAM BELCHER

Sam has over 19 years experience playing drums and 14 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 b-sharp
Jake b-sharp

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.

Koen
Koen

Originally from The Netherlands, Koen has been touring and recording around Europe with many different bands and projects. Alongside this he’s had an extensive teaching career, with over a decade’s worth of teaching experience. After graduating in 2014 he moved to Berlin resulting in playing a wealth of jazz and live electronic music. With a background in jazz/rock and major influences from electronic music, Koen is a very versatile and enthusiastic teacher.

The LESSONS

We offer a FREE 15 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
HALF HOUR
£21
1 x Lesson
BLOCK
£80
4 x Half hour lessons
FULL HOUR
£34
1 x Lesson
BLOCK
£128
4 x Full hour lessons
Southampton drum LESSONS
HALF HOUR
£17
1 x Lesson
BLOCK
£64
4 x Half hour lessons
FULL HOUR
£29
1 x Lesson
BLOCK
£108
4 x Full hour lessons
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]

“There’s a 100 other drum teachers but you are very special”

The Bang Drum Blog
  • Hackney Gazette Feature!

    Congrats to one of our top drum teachers here at BANG Drum School, Jake B.Sharp, for his feature in the Hackney Gazette! In it he discusses everything from his own writing and recording to teaching drum lessons here at our......

  • BANG Drum Teacher & Owner Heads Into Studio

    Hi Everyone! As you’ve probably guessed by the title BANG Drum School London teacher and owner Sam is about to head into the studio with his band The Ha’pennies! They are embarking on a week long journey with a very......

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