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Welcome to

Drum Lessons Berlin

Hello, welcome to Drum Lessons Berlin! My name is Barney Riley and I offer professional drum lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Berlin area.

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Barney Riley - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Berlin Teacher - Barney Riley
My Mission

Lessons tailored to the Individual

Learning how to play and create music is an incredibly fulfilling and adventurous experience. My number one goal is for you to enjoy the sessions as a fun and therapeutic process by which you can discover your musical identity.

We all have our own relationship to music and the landscape of drumming styles and approaches is vast. I’m all about getting to know you as an individual, so that I can assist you developing in the direction that you want to go.


Berlin, 10247

Drum Teacher

Barney Riley
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Get in touch to find out more.

Please contact me for more information on taking drum lessons with me.

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My Lessons

Fun and Focused

Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced performer looking to get to that next level, everyone is welcome. I’ve been playing and teaching for over 15 years and I appreciate every step of the journey. I’ve taught young and senior musicians alike and I've absorbed a wide spectrum of methods and philosophies that all apply to the learning process.

I am fluent in many styles of music and I’m motivated to enjoy and understand them all. Most of all, I’m curious to know what does it for you, so that we can set out a plan that gets you playing your favourite music ASAP and leave you excited to get back behind the drums at every opportunity.


30€ for one hour OR
4 x 25€ for a monthly package.

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Well Rounded Lessons

I ensure that my lessons consists of a healthy balance between the physical and practical mechanics of drumming as well as the theoretical and psychological components of being an accomplished musician.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Beginner students are welcome to take lessons with me.

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a British drummer, producer, sound engineer and teacher with many years working in music.

As a player I have been fortunate to have performed in both studio and live settings all over the world, with sets at Glastonbury and BBCs Maida Vale Studios, and tours with Mumford and Sons and Nick Mulvey to name a few.

I have lived in Berlin since 2017 having spent my earlier years studying Jazz music in both Leeds and London, England. Berlin has a great scene and culture to be a part of and I'm happy to be here! l have built and developed a comfortable music studio in Friedrichshain where my lessons and musical projects take place in a comfortable and homely environment.

Lessons Focus
Lessons Tailored to You

Relaxed lessons for you to enjoy!

More About My Lessons

I enjoy so many different styles of music but my specialist education is in jazz. I am also a multi-instrumentalist and will often jam with my students so they can develop the confidence and the maturity to jam with other musicians and find the context and purpose to their drumming.

Similarly if you are looking at getting into music production and recording of the drums I have the facilities and the knowledge to help you expand as a creator.

Group lessons are also thoroughly encouraged, whether you want to learn as a drumming pair or bring your band, anything is possible so feel free to ask if you have a particular wish. Ultimately I’m there to help you get the most out of music in every way possible.

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Music Shops in Berlin

Here are some local music stores you can try for your musical needs.

Music Shops in Berlin

People often ask where to find equipment in the area. Here are a few nearby stores you can try.

MIB Guitars, is located Martin-Luther-Str. 58, 10779 Berlin, Germany and is primarily a guitar store. However they do also sell things you would need if you wanted to record vocals. These are things such as Recording Interfaces, Mics and Cables, Pop Shields etc all for great prices.

Acoustic Music Store, is located Berliner Str. 29, 13189 Berlin, Germany. Many singers often like to play the guitar while they sing. If you're guitar is in need of an upgrade, service or repair then here is a great place to visit to help you get that guitar good as new. Very friendly and helpful staff too.

Just Music, is located Oranienstraße 140 -142, 10969 Berlin, Germany and is an amazing store where you can purchase all bits of equipment that you would need to get started with singing. This includes things like Microphones, Cables, PA systems etc. They offer online deliveries too!

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I am a passionate musician who knows how to get the most out of music. I thoroughly encourage anyone who is even just a little bit curious about it, to give it a try and experience what the learning process has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The standard lesson prices are €30 for an hour or 4 x 25€ for a monthly package.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located at 10247, Berlin, Germany. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

I teach students of all ages from 6+.

No, you can take lessons as and when it suits you.

Any lesson cancelled within 48 hours of the agreed lesson time can still be charged for.

Still have questions? Get in touch
Drum Lessons Berlin Music Studio Address


Berlin, 10247
Teaching Space
The address is 10247 Berlin, Germany. I believe this is a great place to learn as it is a comfortable and relaxed environment where you can be at ease when learning. My full address will be disclosed once we arrange your first lesson.
Ready to start?

Please contact me for more information on booking your first drum lesson today.

Drum Teacher

Barney Riley
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