Drum Lessons York

Book lessons with professional drum teacher Craig Hill

Expert Drum Teacher
Based in York

Hello! I'm Craig Hill, a professional drum teacher based in York.
I offer high-quality drum lessons in the York area.

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Craig Hill

I have over 35 years’ experience of performing on both acoustic and electronic drums (live and in studios) in the entertainments industry. I learnt my profession from meeting some of the best session drummers in the world, observing them perform at drum clinics and master classes.

I believe students of all ages should benefit from the great therapy playing drums offers. This is why I offer my lessons to students of all ages and abilities from 7+.

I am a friendly, patient teacher who is also incredibly passionate about music and teaching. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience to improve the skills of people who begin learning this fantastic instrument.

As I am a professional teacher, I can be very flexible with teaching hours and available to contact very quickly. This makes booking and managing lessons easy and enjoyable.

Drum Lesson Prices

High-quality drum lessons from a professional teacher in York.

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1/2 Hour Lessons


Half an hour lessons. These are best suited to young learners and beginner students having their first experiences learning drums.

1 Hour Lessons


One hour lessons. These are best suited to students driven to practice and want to progress rapidly in a short space of time.

What my students say

& why they love my drum lessons


'I’m a later starter to drumming. To make up for the lost time I needed some proper tuition on the fundamentals. I needed someone to get me playing the right way, rather than trying to be a rock star. I’ve got that from Craig. His approach is on my wavelength. He knows what I need to do and how to get me there.'


'Fantastic tuition by Craig, in a relaxed ‘chilled’ atmosphere. There is always a warm happy welcome for my son, lessons are made fun & Craig changes the way he teaches to suit his students learning style. Can’t recommend highly enough.'

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 401 reviews)

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'The Very Best Drum Teacher in the UK at the very least!!!! I have been taught by other drum teachers who were boring and went through the motions, but, Craig is different he teaches from the heart, he has a real passion for the drums, he is up to date and knows what is required from today’s drummers, he brings out the very best in his students.'

About Your New
Drum Teacher

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

For many years of living and breathing music has been my life. Attending numerous Leeds College Of Music developments courses, along with hundreds of gigs and live events, for clients such as Jamie Oliver, and The Marriott Group I have also headlined at Matthews Street Festival in Liverpool.

As the fundamental techniques for drumming are the same across the genres, I can offer lessons in any style of music you like, making learning to play interesting and enjoyable.

I offer a student-focused teaching approach. Introducing a drum programme that relates to your individual learning curve, this helps you develop at your own pace in a relaxed studio environment or from the comfort of your own home.

I will guarantee you rapid results by developing your overall drumming skills. My past and present students have a long list of achievements, which range from drumming qualifications, further education at music colleges and playing in a live band. Get in touch to book your first lesson now!

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Location of Lessons

I currently take the majority of my lessons from my specialised home teaching studio on Moor Road, Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1BJ.

This is equipped with all the resources we will need. It has fantastic transport links being located only a 2-minute walk from Stamford Bridge Moor Road bus stop and is 9 miles from York train station.

I also offer the unique service of mobile drum tuition. Meaning I can travel to a location of your choice and teach you the drums from the comfort of your own home!

Drum Lessons York Map

Local Drum Teacher Tips:

Drum Shops in York:

Red Cow Music is a place for musicians interested in folk music. A wide range of cájons, bodhrans, folk drums and percussion accessories is offered by this shop. Red Cow Music is located in 13 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LW, UK.

Musicroom York, based in 18 Lendal, York, YO1 8AU. Has a great stock of instruments & accessories (from drums & cymbals to drum cases & sticks). This shop’s orientation is both drum teachers and students and it offers sheet music, songbooks and tuition books.

Gear4music is a 9,000 square feet showroom packed with the latest instruments from the most famous musical instrument brands. It is located on Kettlestring Lane, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4XF. Any type of drums can be found here - from acoustic and electronic drums to cymbals and snares. A great place to purchase a beginner child his first drum kit.

Music Venues in York:

The Fulford Arms is a more than the average pub in a historical centre of York. A wonderful place that hosts different gigs by local bands (including young bands) and music legends in 150 capacity room. You can find them on 121 Fulford Rd, York, YO10 4EX.

The Basement York finds its aim to make each event intimate by the audience being rarely more than a couple of metres away from the acts. Events like live music, poetry, comedy, drama and DJ nights are very welcomed to be held at 13 - 17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL.

The Crescent Community Venue, located 5 minutes walk from the rail station and surrounded by lots of bus stops, is a key component of York’s music and cultural life. With a great 250 capacity concert room and a games room, this place looks like a great venue to organize any types of events.

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 York.