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Making Drum Lessons Fun For Children and Adults Of All Ages And Abilities


One-To-One Lessons

online lessons

Play For Fun Or learn grades

lessons For All Ages And Abilities

Fully Insured and DBS checked

SEND Students welcome

fun and friendly learning environment

"If you are looking for excellent drum tuition Tom is your man! Look no further, give him a call and book a lesson, you will not be disappointed. Patient, fun and incredibly encouraging, very responsive to messages and always accommodates clashes in schedules where at all possible. Tom has progressed my boys through Rock School grades and has been giving tuition to them for a number of years both at home and online."

Ruth Hollington


Why Choose East Midlands Drum Tuition?











Learn from a qualified music teacher


Welcome to East Midlands Drum Tuition, a place to learn, have fun and develop as a drummer. My name is Tom Wardle (Ba Hons Music and Qualified Teacher, QTS qualification) and I have been teaching for 20 years. As well as teaching drums, I am also a qualified classroom music teacher so you can be confident that your lessons will be professional and taught by an experienced and qualified teacher.

Learn in ways that suit you

I offer high quality drum tuition for all ages and abilities. Whether you are learning for fun, wanting to complete grades or an experienced drummer wanting to develop your skills.


One to one lessons and group lessons available. Home lessons available. Weekly and fortnightly lessons welcomed. All styles covered and video lessons available if you are a long distance learner. 


Lessons cover all aspects of drum playing, including:



  • Basic techniques, posture and warm ups

  • The fundamentals of good timekeeping and finding a groove

  • Essential drum theory

  • Reading music and sight-reading

  • Different styles of drumming

  • Caring for your instrument

  • Grade development - RockSchool and Trinity Syllabus

  • Having fun whilst learning an instrument


We travel to many students homes to deliver in person drum tuition as well as offering online lessons.


Online lessons are a great way to learn the drums in the comfort of your own home.


Lessons are conducted from our drum studio using acoustic drums that are captured using multiple professional microphones and then mixed through Zoom, giving the student very high-quality audio.

Before the lesson, you will receive an email with any materials required such as PDF's and worksheets. 

Choose a choice of platforms Facetime, Microsoft Teams, Skype








Online Lesson

Want to learn in your own home?


What are fantastic students say about our lessons?

"If you are looking for an experienced drummer, who is also a working Music teacher, and can offer you great support and insight in a balanced and thorough manner with lots of patience and a warm sense of humour, look no further, - you will be amazed at how much you can improve your technique as a drummer"
- Richard Turner

East Midlands Drum Tuition Student
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If you would like to book a free 30 minute trial drum lesson designed to allow you to dip your toe into the world of drumming without making any financial commitment, find out about availability or have any questions, please send us a message and we will get back to you.

Thank you for submitting your enquiry. We will be in contact soon.

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