Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own drum kit to start lessons?

Not at all, you are more than welcome to start lessons without owning your own drum kit. Indeed, you might be suprise to find how many places have a drum kit that you just might be able to practise upon for a small fee. Local schools, Churches, colleges, universities, music shops and of course local rehearsal studios often have drums that you are able to rent out for an hour or two.

I have no musical experience - is that a problem?

Not at all, I teach student of all abilities. No prior musical experience is needed before your first lesson and I am more than happy to teach you everything that you need to know about playing the drum from the kick drum upwards!

Where do the lessons take place?

I teach the majority of my lessons from my dedicated drum studio, located on Great Tindal Street (B16 8DR) in central Birmingham. It has great transport links, enabling students from across the city to be able to attend my lessons. My teaching space has all the equipment we need for our drum lessons and is a great environment to learn within. Click on the map below to bring up my rough location on Google Maps - my full teaching address will be provided upon booking your first lesson.

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I am also able to offer home tuition to a small number of students (additional costs for travel time may be charged depending on your location). For more information please get in touch.

Can I take grades on the drums?

You certainly can! I offer non-compulsory courses for grades 1-8, enabling students to gain great achievements as well as bagging some extra UCAS points when applying to university.

I am left-handed, can I still play the drums?

Absolutely, there are some great left-handed drummers out there - Dominic Howard (Muse), Phil Collins (Genesis) and Travis Barker (Blink-182) who leads with his left hand on a right handed kit to name a few. I would be more than happy to teach you to play the drums if you are left handed!

Do I need to protect my ears?

Wearing ear protection is no bad thing if you are a drummer. Indeed, there are some great in-ear plugs that are not too bluky (or fall off while playing) that also enable sound to pass through at lower levels (i.e. when you pause to talk about the music with a teacher) so you don't have to keep putting them in and out. I am happy to advise more about this during our first lesson - especially when it comes to young learners where the advice is slightly different.

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My lessons are tailored to suit the individual needs of each of my students. I teach my students all genres of music, particularly the types of music that they enjoy/request as I believe this compliments their learning. I teach both from a dedicated teaching studio in central Birmingham, as well as being able to travel to you, so whatever age you are, no matter if you've never sat at a drum kit before, I am ready to teach you how to play the drums.

To find out more about the drum lessons I offer, give me a call on 0121 751 4650 or get in touch via the contact page.

Nathan is a friendly and effective drum teacher, able to help students of all ages and abilities through his tailored drum lessons here in Birmingham.

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