Where, when, etc.

Where and When?
The School is based in the heart of Chesham, Bucks. There are three teaching rooms, each with a kits for student and tutor. Lessons run 7 days a week, through the year, including most  school holidays, as we believe it keeps the momentum up, and progress is far more rapid.  We close during August  and Between Christmas and New Year, but students still average 44 lessons per year, rather than the 30 they would generally get in school. 

Do you do group lessons?

We could but we don’t! It's not a good way to learn, as it often ends up with one student getting more attention than the others, so it isn't a good learning environment. It isn't cost effective for you in the long run, as it takes far longer to progress. Experience has taught us that one-to-one lessons are by far the best. One to one, second to none!

Is there a minimum age?

As a general rule, we don't generally teach under 8’s. There are several reasons for this, but they are principally that students need to be a minimum height to reach pedals properly, and have the co-ordination required to operate them as well as their hands. Rhythmic development can vary too, much like the singing voice. It is often as they approach 10 years old that these abilities increase. Students also need to be able to concentrate through a 30 minute structured lesson. It is useful if they can read reasonably well, but this isn't necessarily a deal breaker. However, we will see younger kids for the FREE TRIAL.

Do you do grade exams?

Yes. We believe it gives a focus for the student, and it gives structure to lessons. However, we realise it isn't for everyone and we will never force anyone to do exams. Having used a number of boards over the years, we have come back to using Rockschool, or RSL, as they are now known. We feel that they really understand the idiom and want to encourage candidates in their ambitions, rather than make the exam an ordeal. All students learn to read drum music however. This is not  musical snobbery, it's a very practical way of giving a visual element to the learning, and is a useful when remembering what to practise. It is far easier than many think. too. There is no big secret behind it as some musicians might lead you to believe!

How much is a lesson?
We have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of teachers who range in age and vary in their experience accordingly. We run on a hair salon-type model in regard to charges, where the more experienced your tutor is, the more you pay for your lesson. They start at just £12 for a 30 minute session with the Student Tutor.

. . . and the first lesson is free?
Yes! Just mention that you’ve seen this on the website and you get an initial 30 minute consultation lesson ABSOLUTELY FREE. 

 How do I book?

Just go to the Contact Us page and you’ll find how to reach us, or simply click on