Drum Lessons at Ashdown

Ollie has been teaching pupils young and old for the past 10 years.  Pupis both past and present have become well established drummers themselves all around the world, featuring on stage, television and recordings.

Lessons are made to be fun and engaging which stimulates the pupil to want to become better.  Pupils can study all styles of drumming including rock, funk, jazz, latin and afro Cuban using both tuition books and Ollies own knowledge to create  a stimulating and varied drum lesson.   Private lessons are offered either on a one-to-one hourly or half hourly basis depending on the pupils age and ability and take place either in  Uckfield at UCTC or in Lewes. 

Lesson Information

Drum lessons take place at Little Horsted throughout the school day and are on a rotating timetable so that pupils will come out of class each week at a different time.  The school and its teachers are very supportive of music lessons and are aware of pupils needing to go to music lessons.

Pupils do not need any equipment for their first lesson. After the first lesson a pair of sticks and a tuition book will be required but information about these will be given in the first lesson.  It is recommended that you do not purchase a drum kit for the first term to ensure your son/daughter enjoys the lessons.  If after the first term you wish to purchase a drum kit advice can be given to you but it is not imperative that you own your own kit as the school offers the pupils a chance to practice at school on the school drum kits during break, lunch and after school.  A carefully designed scheme of work has been designed for pupils at all levels.  This includes the use of graded music but it is not imperative that the pupil takes exams but if he/she wishes to take grade exams these can be prepared for.  The scheme of work is also flexible so that it can be tailored to a pupil’s preference.

Application Form

Please click HERE to download the Sussex Drum Lessons @ Ashdown Info pack.

Please click HERE to download the application form in pdf format to print out and fill in by hand.

Please click HERE to download the application form in excel to fill in and email to us.

Drum Tuition

ll ages and abilities welcome


All musical styles

Backing tracks and recroding used to assist  development

Sight reading

Grade preperation

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