Drum Lessons Leicester

About Drum Lessons Leicester

James Sykes drum teacher at Drum Lessons Leicester
James is a professional drum teacher based in central Leicester.

Welcome to Drum Lessons Leicester! My name is James Sykes and I am a professional drum teacher based in Humberstone Gate, LE1 3PJ, in central Leicester. I welcome students of all drumming levels, from complete beginners upwards. I teach from a dedicated drum studio in the heart of Leicester. This location is ideal for students to access from across Leicestershire, both on public transport and by car. Here is a quick summary of my drum lessons:

  • Experienced & Dedicated Drum Teacher
  • Prices: £14 per half hour / £25 per hour
  • Young Students & Adult Learners Welcome
  • All Levels, Drumming Styles and Genres Taught

I am an experienced drum teacher. I have over four years teaching experience, alongside many years performing experience as a professional musician in a wide array of different bands. The variety of music that I have learned and performed in concerts across the Midlands enables me to cover a huge range of different musical genres during my lessons; including pop, rock, jazz, funk, soul and country, as well as many more. This means that my students can really learn the drums by playing the music that inspired them to pick up the drumsticks in the first place.

I am also a qualified drum teacher in Leicester, having studied a BA Hons in Popular music at the University of Northampton and gained a Grade 8 certification for my drumming. Over the last few years, I have worked as a lead tutor for a Leicester-based music charity. This has given me plenty of experience working with younger students. To book your first drum lesson in Leicester, or to find out more about the Drum Lessons Leicester drum school, simply fill out the form on the right of this page or email me via the information below.

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Lessons & Costs

My lessons are tailored to each one of my pupils individual learning needs, with my tuition focused on helping my students reach their full drumming potential. I have taught many beginner students over the years, I would be delighted to help you to master the drums even if you have never held a pair of drumsticks before.

I can also help more advanced drummers who feel that they have got “stuck in a rut” with the drumming. If that is you, practising the same old drum beats having plateaued in your drum knowledge months ago, then I have the lessons to reinvigorate your drumming!

Most of my students take lessons either on a weekly or fortnightly basis. I work hard to be as flexible as possible for my students.

My drum lessons are charged at £14 per half hour / £25 per hour. I am always very happy to answer queries about my drum lessons before students book their first lesson – so don’t heistate to get in touch to find out more.


I have received some fantastic testimonials from my students, something I am incredibly proud of here at Drum Lessons Leicester. Ian, a parent of one of my students noted that “Our 9yr old daughter loves her drum lessons with James, his enthusiasm is contagious & he makes lessons active & engaging”, while another drum pupil remarked after one of his lessons with my “Cheers for today, got a lot out of it. Just smashed that Motown fill. Buzzing man thanks for breaking it down for me” (Joe).

I would be delighted to help you to learn to play the drums too, in exciting and engaging drum lessons. Join my growing list of drum students, benefiting from professional drum lessons with an experienced and dedicated drum teacher based in central Leicester. Email [email protected] today to find out how individually tailored drum tuition can help you rapidly learn to play the drums.

Search For Drum Lessons in Leicester

You can search for other drum teachers in Leicester by using the music teacher directory search form. Simply enter your postcode and select “Drums” as your chosen instrument. This will provide you with other local drum teachers across Leicestershire.

Rate Drum Lessons Leicester:

As a professional drum teacher, I really value feedback from my students. Students can review my lessons using the rating system below, for written feedback parents and students are welcome to write reviews directly on my profile: James Sykes – Reviews.

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Where do the drum lessons take place?

I teach from a dedicated drum studio located on Humberstone Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3PJ in central Leicester. You can view the map below to see my rough location.

Drum Lessons Leicester Map

My full teaching location will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

Drum Shops Leicester:

If you are interested in drum lessons in Leicester then you are likely to be interested in buying drum equipment in some of the local music shops here in Leicester. Indeed, many of our students ask us the best place to purchase everything from full drum kits to sticks & skins. Two of the best drum shops in Leicester are:

Music Junkie, located in Unit 1, Metropolitan Apartments, 20 Lee Circle, Leicester, LE1 3RF. Good range of drum equipment, ideal for beginner to intermediate drummers.

Intasound Music, located at 70 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0BR. Good stock of electric drums and Cajon drums.

Drum Courses Leicester:

For more advanced drummers undertaking further education might well be a great next step.

Academic institutions like Leicester College and University of Northampton are able to offer courses to help you gain the right qualifications for your professional CV – with the later doing a Popular Music (Joint Honours) BA/BSc that is well known within the industry for its high-quality tuition.

De Montfort University also offer Music Technology BSc (Hons) – providing you with the “right mix of creativity and technical skills….for a career in music and sound”.