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 close to 100 dedicated students.

The teachers
DANNY SHILO
DANNY SHILO

Danny has been drumming for over 18 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 15 years experience playing drums and 10 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.

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
 

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

The Bang Drum Blog
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