Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you teach beginners?

Yes! I have taught loads of beginners over the years. I have plenty of experience teaching students who have never picked up a drum stick before, helping them to learn and develop their drumming skills and enabling to drum the songs that they love.

Where are you based?

I teach all my drum lessons at my purpose built drum studio based down at Marsh Barton, EX2 8NY, Exeter. Click on the map below to bring up my location on Google maps! The studio is the perfect place to learn - it is a warm relaxing environment packed with a huge array percussion and drum enquipment.

Drum Lessons Exeter Map

Do you teach children?

I certainly do! I teach students of all ages, with specially tailored drum lessons for younger students packed full of fun activities. Parents are more than welcome to sit in during our lessons and get involved if they wish!

Do you teach grades?

While I personally don't place too much importance on undertaking grades, I would be happy to take you through the drum grades if needed.

What do I need to have before our first lesson/I don't have a drum kit yet can I still take lessons?

While it is always good to have a drum kit a home to practise on it is certainly not critical to have it before your first lesson. Indeed, due to their noise and size you might find that practising in rehearsal studios (Cornwall House for example if you are a University of Exeter student) is a good alternative to owning a drum kit. It is always good to have a suitable pair of sticks, but we can talk through what would suit you best during our first lesson.

What happens if I need to cancel a lesson?

That is no problem at all, just let me know as soon as you can and I would be happy to re-arrange. Please note the Drum Lessons Exeter operates a 48 hour cancellation policy whereby if you cancel within 48 hours of our lesson you will be charged the full price of that lesson.

How much are lessons?

Check out my prices page here.

Do you do vouchers?

I certainly do, they are perfect for birthdays, Christmas presents and other celebrations. Get in touch for more info!



Get the rhythm!

With the drum music we learn driven by your personal taste, whether that is Travis Barker's (Blink 182) drum fills, Lars Ulrich heavy drum beats in Metallica or Buddy Rich's insane jazz drum solos, we have it covered!

Whatever your style our lessons will be exiting, coving everything you need to learn to help you progess to the next level! I teach all levels, from beginners right on to advanced students!

To find out more about my drum lessons or to arrange your first one give me a call on 03455 087243 or email!

Learn to play the drums!
Steve is a fantastic drum teacher here in Exeter! He taught me to play drums to an impressive level in an incredibly short space of time, now I am play with confidence and style! Steve's drum lessons are exciting and engaging - perfect for anyone wanting to play drums!

All styles covered Rock, Jazz, Latin, Congas, Djembe, Bodhran...and many more