Drum Lessons Leicester

Book professional guitar lessons with experienced drum teacher James Sykes. Alternatively, you can book lessons with our co-teacher Daniel Ristic who has extensive performance experience by clicking here

Expert Drum Teacher
Based in Leicester

Hello! I'm James Sykes, a professional drum teacher based in Leicester.
I offer high-quality Drum lessons in Leicester city centre.

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James Sykes

I love all styles of music and this reflects in my teaching. Regardless of your musical tastes, I will make sure we embrace your preferences during the lessons.

My lessons are available to a wide range of ages. However, I would recommend starting to learn from ages 6 and above.

I am located in the centre of Leicester in an easy to find location. If you need any more information please give me an email.

I also offer different drum exam prep. The most popular is Rock school however there are a wide range of options we can look at.

Drum Lesson Prices

Professional drum lessons made to cater for your own personal music tastes.

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1/2 Hour Lessons


I recommend my half-hour lessons for younger learners in particular. However, if you are someone who likes to learn little and often then a few half-hour lessons per week could be a great option for you.

1 Hour Lessons


My hour lessons are by far the most popular choice for students of all ages. The only age group they aren't suitable for would be learners under the age of 10. One hour lesson per week should be enough to see some real progress over a few months.

What my students say

& why they love my drum lessons


'This man o' sticks makes drumming so much fun that Nina and I are always excited about our next lesson.'


'Our 9yr old daughter loves her drum lessons with James, his enthusiasm is contagious & he makes lessons active & engaging. She has made significant progress & loves showing off her latest skills at the end of each lesson.'

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 401 reviews)

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'Cheers for today, got a lot out of it. Just smashed that Motown fill. Buzzing man thanks for breaking it down for me.'

About Your New
Drum Lessons Teacher

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

I am an experienced drum teacher who has achieved a BA Hons in popular music, a Grade 8 in drums, have toured as a musician alongside residencies at Midlands venues, I have 4 years experience of supporting students with learning needs, an A level in music and over 13 years of live drumming experience

I custom make the lesson course for every one of my students so that you know you will be learning at a pace that works for you as well as learning the music that you love.

I pride myself on making sure my lessons are as enjoyable as possible for all of my students. I believe one of the most important aspects of learning something new is to enjoy it.

I am a down to earth drum teacher who will always listen to anything you want to go over. If you ever have any questions I am always happy to listen and help to the best of my ability.

Location of Lessons

I teach from a dedicated drum studio located on Humberstone Gate, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 3PJ in central Leicester. I believe this is a great place to learn how to play as I have created a comfortable and easy going environment where you can feel at home whilst learning.

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Additional Drum Teachers

Here you can book lessons with one of our experienced team of additional teachers working in the area. We are lucky enough to have a wide range of teachers who offer tuition in a wide range of genres. Simply click on the teacher for more information and to retrieve their contact details.

Daniel Ristic

LE3 0SQ, Leicester.

I have been invested in teaching music for roughly three years now. My approach is based on an integrated understanding of music theory designed to equip my students with a deep understanding of what they are playing as well as developing a healthy technique.

Local Drum Teacher Tips:

Music Shops in 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.

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

If you fancy releasing your inner pianist then the best option in the area would be Keysound Music who are located on 117 Narborough Rd, Leicester LE3 0PA. They have a wide range of keyboards and pianos on offer and will always have something to meet your price range.

Drum Courses in 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..

Drum Lessons

Book your first drum lesson today

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 Leicester.