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For ages 7 and above, at all stages



Robert's teaching philosphy

“I believe learning should be a joy and a place for personal growth.

It’s my job to engage with each student’s individual enthusiasm for the drums, to encourage, challenge and nurture their interest.

My goal is that students leave our lessons feeling enlivened and motivated to continue practicing and exploring the drums until our next session.”  

What you will learn

The power of practice


The drums are like any other instrument with a set of fundamental principles, disciplines and practices that form a vocabulary: the building blocks of the language of drums. You will learn essential technique, fundamental rudiments and to read and write drum notation.


Alongside learning the rules and boundaries of a language comes the will and the knowledge to break them. With this break comes new life, freedom and creativity. You will learn drum fills, solos and improvisations that are an extension of your soul. And a lot of fun too!


Drums are an independent craft, discipline and skill in their own right, but they are fundamentally a collaborative instrument. You will learn how to develop your practice to integrate with other musicians and communicate fluently through rhythm.

" Robert is a great musician and an exceptional drummer! I'd highly recommend his services."
Charlotte Clinton
Deputy Head, Lancastrian Primary School


Robert Moutrey (B.A. Honours Popular Music)

Robert graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2010 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Popular Music. He has since toured internationally playing with various ensembles. Robert has been teaching drums for over 20 years.

Choose your plan

Lessons on Saturdays & Sundays 10:00-17:00 GMT in-person or via online video platform

40 minutes

Single lesson
£ 35 Per lesson

40 minutes

Package of five
£ 33 Per lesson

40 minutes

Package of ten
£ 30 Per lesson


Most frequently asked questions and answers

Based on years of teaching experience, you get the most from 40 minute sessions. We efficiently cover what you have learned since the previous lesson, refine technique and learn new material. It is also best for leaving wanting more!

At the early stage of learning the drums the simple answer to this question is no – you do not need a drum kit to begin learning the drums. Pillows, pots and pans (to your neighbours’ dismay), the floor, bits of wood: these are all useful tools to begin your learning journey. At some point however, once the bug bites you may consider investing in a kit, at which point Robert will be able to advise you on the best options.

Nothing. Your first lesson is free and Robert will provide all of the material including the drum sticks for this first lesson. After the first lesson he will provide you with information on what you will need going forward.

Lessons are conducted in person at Robert’s studio in the Walthamstow/Leyton area or remotely via video link. 

“I wouldn’t necessarily think of it as homework but an opportunity to carve out some space in the day to learn a form of personal expression that is purely for yourself and no other. By the time you’ve completed your 10th lesson you will most likely need, rather than want to practice!” – Robert 

Understandably plans can change, life has its way of interrupting you and for this reason you can absolutely change your bookings up to 24 hours in advance.

Refunds are only available for single lessons which are cancelled more than 24-hours in advance. Refunds are not available on packages. 

Get in touch to arrange your first free lesson!