Book lessons with professional drum teacher Steve Burkwood
Hello! I'm Steve Burkwood, a professional drum teacher based in Bristol. My lessons are always made with my students needs in mind.
I am an Experienced teacher who has been teaching the drums for over 5 years. I gather on this experience to make sure your lessons are of a hight quality.
I take my lessons from my home studio which is easy to find and is also an extremely laid back and comfortable location to learn in.
I teach a wide range of styles from Punk, Rock, Metal, Hip hop to Funk and Jazz. Regardless of your musical interests we will learn the music you love.
In my time as a teacher I have taught students of all ages. I believe you are never too young or too old to learn to play the drums.
Professional Drum lessons in the heart of Bristol.
I prefer to teach one-hour lessons. This is because from experience my students tend to learn a lot more in an hour and make better progress throughout their time learning the Drums. I would recommend an hours lesson, once a week.
'Having never hit a drum before in my life, I found Steve’s approach to teaching really easy to follow. After only a few lessons he had me reading the music and playing around the whole drum kit.'
'I have been having drum lessons with Steve for a few months now and really enjoy them I have never played before so I was a bit worried however Steve is a brilliant tutor and one of the best drummers and very a patient person its opened up a whole new. Experience for me I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting to learn to play .'
'I find his approach to teaching very easy to follow and straight down the middle kind of guy. Over time Steve has taught me so much, I found he's musical knowledge and wisdom invaluable.'
As previously mentioned, I have over 5 years experience in teaching drums. On top of that, I have been playing for over 20 years. My lessons are driven by my passion for Music.
Due to my passion for music, I am extremely experienced in almost any genre you can think of. If you want to take lessons with myself I can guarantee we will learn the music that inspires you regardless of the genre.
I prefer to make my lessons with my students in mind. This means that I will asses your musical preferences and we will always learn and grow with these genres and artists you love. I believe the best way to progress is through the music you love.
I am always complimented on how down to earth I am and how easy to talk too I am. I will always make sure we work at a speed that works for you and if you ever have any problems you can tell me.
I currently teach the majority of my lessons from my home studio based on Redcatch Road BS3 5DT.
I feel this is a great place to learn how to play the drums because I have created a relaxed teaching space with all the equipment you will require for lessons. I also have a lot of resource material that we can use during our drum lessons.
My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
Drum Shops Bristol:
My drum students often ask me where is the best music stores to buy drum equipment in Bristol. Thankfully, Bristol is home to several good drum shops! First to check out should be PMT Bristol, opened in May 2010. They have a huge selection of drum kits, cymbals, hardware, stands and other drumming paraphernalia. Indeed, this music store won an MIA Best Presented Retailer Award in 2014. Since then, it has continued to build on its great reputation for quality equipment and customer service.
Drum Bank Music, is also certainly worth a shout out. Located 4 Sommerville Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 9AA Drum Bank Music is Bristol's only independent drum shop. The store has a good range of drumming equipment. Ideal for a drummer's everyday needs, with sticks, snares and kits aplenty.
Finally, the Hobgoblin Music Store, located 36 Park Street, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5JG, is ideal for traditional drums. The music shop has a great range of Bodhran drums, as well as other traditional percussive instruments. If this is your prefered style of drumming then this is the drum store for you!
Drum Courses Bristol:
If you are interested in learning drums as part of a group, it might be worth checking out Music College Bristol as they put on drum courses several times a year. These courses can help drummers of all abilities. They are ideal for beginner levels to get to grips with the drum kit in a group environment.
For more advanced drummers, music courses at BIMM in Bristol are worth exploring. They can provide a foundation for a career in music, giving drummers the knowledge, skills and experience needed to succeed. For those drummers looking for individual drumming courses, www.drumlessonsbristol.com run special courses of lessons ideal for beginner students upwards.
I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the drums. Get in touch to find out more about my drum lessons in Bristol.