Sheffield Drum Lessons | With Professional drum teacher Andy Bott | over 35 years experince in everything there is to know about drumming.
Electric and acoustic kits and a variety of teaching aids. All supported by Apple, Roland and Yamaha.
Lessons operate everyday:
Monday* 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 10pm
Wednesday 10am - 10pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm
(*Open Bank Holidays)
Half an Hour £15
(£12 when booked for a full school term)
One hour £25
(£20 when booked for a full school term)
My lessons are about having fun,
not just about reading drum notation
and theory like many music teachers,
we study music, rhythms, technique and
make lots of noise...
The studio is located in the S6 'Wadsley' area of Sheffield and is only a minutes walk from the Middlewood tram stop (yellow line) making access via public transport easy. Free and safe parking is also available straight outside.
The Studio is brand new built in late 2015, there are at least two kits set up in the studio making lessons and learning easy as you can play along with me and copy what I am demonstrating very easily. The option of wearing head phones for a full sound where full E.Q. sound is available, and large speakers should you like to listen to the drums at louder levels. Everything has been thought of including recording and filming your sessions. Each student is also given the specific drum notation/video (if you wish) which is either hand written or typed with you ensuring you understand and can understand what is to be to practiced in your leisure from all angles.
And of course refreshments are provided free of charge.
I incorporated Roland V Drums kits in my teaching from 2005 after meeting Craig Blundell (Roland endorser) whilst he was visiting Sheffield. We talked at length about the advantages of incorporating electric drum kits and how the limits are endless, learning has never been easier or more accessible for my students.
Quotes: "I have learnt so much in my short time with Andy at Sheffield Drum Lessons. I have auditioned for a band and I am even playing gigs."
"You taught me so much I can't thank you enough."
"As a guitar player I and always wanted to learn the drums, I had lessons for 4 months as a beginner and I am now the drummer in my band."
"Awesome Lessons :) :) :)"
"I live in London and travel to Andy once a month for my lessons, he is the best tutor I have dealt with in my last 8 years of playing. I leave feeling I am progressing and more confident in my ability of drumming.
Qu. Do I need to bring anything?
Ans. No I provide everything you need including sticks in many different weights and sizes, of course you are welcome to bring your own. I also provide drum notation and you will leave each lesson with clear goals before your next
Qu. Is there anything I can do before my first lesson.
Ans. Grab some sticks and start making your own rhythms, Listen to music and think about the drummers role.
Qu. what is the best age to start drum lessons?
Ans. Anyone of any age can start drumming, however reaching the pedals can be an issue so younger children are guided through rhythms and patterns before pedal work begins.
Qu. Can a parent/guardian be present during lessons?
Ans. Yes of course there is additional seating available in the studio for anyone wanting to sit in for the lesson duration.
Qu. Do I need hearing protection?
Ans. All lessons are performed on top of the line electric kits and sound reduced/adjusting equipment which are set to safe levels, headphones are provided. Where acoustic kits are used hearing protection is provided (free of additional costs).
Qu. How often should I practise the drums
Ans. Students wanting to progress should try and practice when ever spare time prevails. The more practise time you put in the faster you will progress.
Qu. How long will I need to attend lessons for?
Ans. This can fluctuate greatly in your approach practise time and motivation towards learning, I would recommend personnel goals setting and turning up for lessons with a genuine passion for wanting to learn more.
Qu. Will I be shown the exercises in full before attempting them.
Ans. Yes there are always two kits set up so I can repeat exercises slow them down and play along with you without time wasted of jumping on and off drum kits.
Qu. What equipment is provided?
Ans. Roland electronic kits, and acoustic kits by Yamaha where necessary and appropriate.
Qu. Are there refreshments available.
Ans. Yes tea and coffee come as standard at no cost and soft drinks can be provided for younger students. I only ask that these are not consumed near the kits.
QU. When is the studio open.
Ans. The Studio is open every day 10am - 10pm, Availability of lesson slots can vary week to week. It is advisable to book in advance to ensure you get the most convenient slot to fit in with your busy life.