Just   Drumming        professional drum tuition Tuition.

Adrian is now accepting a limited number of students of all ages who are serious about improving their drumming skills and musicianship.  This is your opportunity to study one-to-one with one of the most experienced and respected drummers in the UK.

After a lifetime of playing as a professional drummer at the highest level Adrian is qualified to help and guide you through the musical pitfalls that will no doubt be waiting to trip you up. Since the early 1970’s he has continued to coach and help many drummers to become successful professional players. He has also helped semi-professionals and keen amateurs to gain better drumming skills and gain an understanding of the professional drumming environment.

No matter what your aspirations may be Adrian will use his experience as a performer to prepare you for the real world of professional drumming. Using skills developed over many years as a professional musician Adrian will organise a personal tuition plan to help you achieve your musical goal.

By using practical teaching techniques gained from his time as a student with the legendary drum teacher Max Abrams Adrian can help you to become a more rounded and versatile player. You will gain skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to you when auditioning and so strengthening your chances of getting hired.

If you are serious about improving your drumming and taking your playing to a higher level, wanting to refresh your skills or just need practical playing advice, then please call or email to the address on the contacts page and arrange a trial lesson           

Practical drum tuition to prepare you for the ‘real world’

All lessons are taught in a dedicated comfortable studio in Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees featuring Roland TD-12 & Yamaha DTX700K kits.

Both kits are equipped with Pearl Eliminator double pedals

 Lessons are a minimum of one hour and double lessons can be arranged (to facilitate travelling students).

Audio & video recording facility is available to monitor your progress if desired.

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Roland TD-12

Yamaha DTX 700K

Rock 1

Rock 2

Rock 3

Rock Shuffle

Home Biography

Funk No 1

Funk No 2

Heavy Funk

Blues Shuffle

Double Pedal (live)

Drumming Style Examples


Medium Tempo Jazz

Left to right - Ludwig & Ludwig ‘Super Ludwig’ 15 x 6 ½ 1925 solid shell mahogany & walnut. Craviotto 14 x 6 ½  Limited edition Walnut solid shell

Craviotto Diamond series Nickel over brass 14 x 6 ½ limited edition (no 48 of 50)