Book lessons with professional drum teacher Olie Taylor
Hello! I'm Olie Taylor, a professional drum teacher based in London. I offer quality drum lessons at affordable prices.
I teach a wide range of genres from funk to rock and everything in-between. I have a strong passion for all genres of music and this reflects in my teaching.
I am an experienced teacher who has been teaching for around 2 years. I also have a lot of experience in playing live.
I teach students from ages 6+. For my younger students I would recommend taking shorter lessons.
I will make sure to always create the lessons around your wants and needs. I will also try to base the lessons around your musical tastes.
I offer professional drum lessons for students all over the London area.
I currently offer one-hour lessons for the majority of my students. I feel this is the most effective way of learning and seeing progress in your playing. I also will make a personalised lesson plan that suits your needs and aspirations during the course of our lessons.
'My 6 years old son loves his drum lesson with Olie and looks forward to it every week. Olie is friendly, great fun, knowledgeable and a patient teacher. His lessons are effective, motivating and very enjoyable.'
I am an extensively experienced teacher who has well as teaching for a number of years has been playing in a number of bands since a very young age. My current band have an EP online and continue to write original music.
I will always take every lesson as it comes. We will always work and learn at your pace. I am an understanding teacher who will never push you too hard or pressure you into anything uncomfortable. It's essential we work at a good pace.
The most important thing to see progress is to enjoy your lessons. I will always make sure that your lessons are as enjoyable as possible whilst still being highly informative.
I am a qualified teacher who has gained 2 grade 8 exams with distinction. I also have a 2:1 Bmus in Performance & Production from LCCM in which I learned a wide range of skills.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my home teaching studio on Thorne Rd London SW8 2BY.
I feel this is a great place to learn because as well as having all the essential equipment, I also have created a great learning environment where you can feel at home.
Drum Shops in London:
London has a wide range of music shops on offer. It is probably one of the best locations in the UK to buy instruments. You will find everything you need of the highest quality all over the city.
One of the best independent drum based shops would be Footes Drums & Percussion which has a wide range of drum equipment as well as sheet music and everything else you can think of. They are currently located on 41 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7DB. They also have a rental service if this is something you are interested in.
The other shop that comes highly recommended for drummers would be Drumshack located on 58 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5RQ. This is also a great shop that will cater to all of your drumming needs. They also specialise on vintage and second-hand drum kits.
Music Courses in London:
For more advanced drummers undertaking further education is well worth exploring as the next step in your musical development. The good news is that London has some of the leading drum and music courses anywhere in the UK.
For example the Institute of Performing Arts have dedicated guitar courses, as well as BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance and one-year courses, including the Higher Diploma in Music Performance (HNC), while The Academy of Contemporary Music offer a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Practice.
The London College of Music is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK, with world-leading facilities and a long history of musical success.
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 London.