Drum Lessons


From total beginners to advanced students, I offer tailored 1-to-1 lessons in any style of music, with a goal to improve your musicianship, versatility and facility on the drum kit, whatever level that may be. This could include a mix of work on timing/feel, technique, co-ordination/independence, rudiments, composition, theory/odd time signatures, fill ideas etc, drawing from 20 years of live performance and 10 years of teaching experience.

I am also an experienced music producer/engineer so I can offer advice on tone, tuning, setup and recording techniques, as well as how your drumming fits into the music as a whole.

Lessons are available in Richmond, Central London, and online – do get in touch to find out more.

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“Have been taking drum lessons with Jack for a year. He is an expert drummer and excellent teacher. Really patient and helped me to improve my skills. Couldn’t have continued drumming without him! Highly recommended.”

“We are so glad you were recommended to us! Jaden has progressed so much since he joined the school. The part that I like the most is that you start off focusing on the fundamentals of drumming and how that enables you to come up with your own style later on. I truly look forward to the next stage of Jaden’s progress and I have no doubt you will turn him into a great drummer!”

“Professional,passionate and very friendly.
Had drum lessons with Jack and he was most motivating and patient.
Also very flexible in terms of booking lessons that fits around your schedule. ”

“Jack is an incredible drum teacher! Every lesson is inspiring, I cannot recommend him enough!”

“It was a great year learning under Mr Jack Ashley. Professional, with a great deal of patience especially since I’m a beginner… and has such a passion for music. If somebody wants to learn drums, sign up now!”

“I’ve been taking drum lessons with Jack for a few months now and it’s always a lot of fun. Jack is a patient teacher and expert drummer. ”

“Have been taking classes with Jack. He is super nice and patient. I had large progress on my drum skills after his lessons!”

“I am a budding 64 year old drummer who had a desire to become a ‘proper’ musician and have the ability to read drum music. Jack has the skill, flexibility and patience to encourage and build confidence to help me achieve my ambition, I just literally need to play my part!”
– Lionel

“It has been a pleasure to learn from both Gary and Jack – their professionalism and patience combined with a relaxed environment make for a great experience. I think their passion for drumming and music in general is very important as well.”
– Duarte

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