Drum Lessons Berlin

Book lessons with professional drum teacher Barney Riley

Expert Drum Teacher
Based in Berlin

Hello! I'm Barney Riley, a professional drum teacher based in Berlin.
I offer exciting drum lessons in the heart of Berlin.

Barney Riley

Lessons are affordable and made to your specifications. I will always teach you in a way that is comfortable to you.

I welcome students from ages 6+. I believe this is the best time to start learning how to drum.

I love all music and this reflects in my teaching style. I will teach any genre that you are interested in.

As a native English speaker and a proficient German student, I teach in both languages

Drum Lesson Prices

Amazing professional drum lessons catered to your needs and musical tastes.

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1/2 Hour Lessons


I recommend my half hour lessons mostly for young learners and perhaps for those who prefer to learn little and often. If the latter sounds like you then maybe two lessons per week could be a great option to see quick results.

1 Hour Lessons


MY one-hour lessons are by far the most common option with most of my students going for this option. I believe a one hour lesson per week is enough to see some real progress over a few months providing you are practising in your spare time also.

What my students say

& why they love my drum lessons


'Barney’s a really great communicator. We could talk for the whole hour about just being in the moment when playing, and how that thinking and focus can improve your feel and precision.'


'He helped me hold my first pair of sticks and got me playing along to tracks in a few weeks, having so much fun!'

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Reviews of mgrmusic.com


'Feel totally relaxed around Barney, he can explain everything in different ways and from every angle so you really get a comprehensive understanding of groove, technique and styles.'

About Your New
Drum Teacher

Friendly, helpful and focused on helping you to rapidly learn how to play the drums.

I am an experienced drummer who has been playing for years and teaching for about 5 years. I have performed in both studio and live settings all over the world, with sets at Glastonbury and BBCs Maida Vale Studios, and tours with Mumford and Sons and Nick Mulvey to name a few.

I always structure my lessons in a very professional manner and will always cater to your wants and needs whatever they may be. Lessons will always be made with your aspirations in mind.

The most important aspect when learning an instrument is to enjoy what you are learning. With this in mind, I will make sure all of my lessons are as enjoyable as they are informative to ensure you see the progress you want.

I pride myself on being a down to earth teacher so if you have any problems at all I will always aim to be there to go through everything with you at a speed that suits you.

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Location of Lessons

Barney teaches from a studio in Berlin. The address is 10247 Berlin, Germany. I believe this is a great place to learn as it is a comfortable environment where you can be comfortable when learning. My full address will be disclosed once we arrange your first lesson.

Local Drum Teacher Tips:

Music Shops in Berlin:

Just Music is a German music institution, and its vast flagship store is in the heart of Berlin at Oranienstraße 140-142 - 10969 Berlin. With over 7000 square meters of space, any musician could spend days on end scouring through the shelves of equipment on offer.

MIB Guitars focuses on guitars and basses at their headquarters in Martin-Luther-Straße 58
10779 Berlin, but they also have a range of drum and percussion accessories.

Klanghaus Gandharva Loka has been a part of the Berlin music scene since 2009, and their shop at Gandharva Loka Berlin, Schönhauser Allee 133, 10437 Berlin is ideal for beginners and young learners who are making their first beats and fills.

Music Courses in Berlin:

Artists have been drawn to Berlin for generations, and if you are looking to take your percussions skills down an even further academic route, there are a number of options in the German capital.

Berlin College of Music has a range of courses, with a focus on orchestral work. There are undergraduate courses available in Percussion, as well as more general courses on classical music available.

BIMM Berlin is part of the BIMM group, who provide first rate music tuition across Europe. With a specific Drums course as well as courses in production, business, songwriting and more.

Book your first drum lesson today

I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the drums. You can have a listen to my drumming in the video to the left. Get in touch to find out more about my drum lessons in Berlin.