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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 for Anybody

I think that learning any instrument should be something that is a fun and enjoyable experience for anybody so I always make the effort to make sure my lessons stay relaxed and fun for all of my students.

I understand that we all love different things about music so I will always take the time to get to know you as an individual so I can ensure we are always studying techniques and song material that suits you and your goals.


Berlin, 10365

Drum Teacher

Barney Riley
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My Lessons

Fun and Relaxed Lessons

No matter whether you are a total beginner or have been playing for years and just want to get to that next level, anybody is welcome to take lessons with me. Over the years of teaching I have been fortunate enough to work with students from all walks of life and skill levels so I feel comfortable and confident when working with anybody.

I have experience working with both young and adult students and I am fluent in playing in all different styles and genres of music such a rock, jazz, pop, metal etc. This means I can ensure we focus specifically on your weak areas and try to improve your strengths. We do this by studying and learning songs that you love the most by your favorite artists so not only is it fun but you learn new skills on the way.


€25 per 1/2 hour
€15 per hour

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

Well Rounded Lessons

I will always take the time to ensure that our lessons have a fine balance between the practical skills and exercises but also the music theory and the behind the scenes of music too.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

Beginner students are welcome to take lessons with me.

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a young British professional drummer and drum teacher with many years performing and teaching experience. I have been fortunate enough 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 only relatively recently moved to Berlin having spent the majority of my early years studying Jazz music in both Leeds and London, England. New projects and Berlins renown music culture is what has led where I am and I'm happy to be here! lI have now established a cool teaching studio in Friedrichshain which has allowed me to continue teaching and performing music.

Having been teaching for almost a decade now, my lessons are catered to each and every individual, no matter what your goals are. Whether you just want to rock out to your favourite songs or go deep into advanced technique and speed, I remember exactly what it's like at every stage of the learning process and I will always encourage and help keep you motivated on the way.

Lessons Focus
Lessons Tailored to You

Relaxed lessons for you to enjoy!

More About My Lessons

My lessons will cover all of the things you will need to become a good drummer. This includes things like understanding rhythm and subdivisions, knowing how to stay in time etc. From this point we can build upon those basics fundamentals to develop into more advanced techniques.

Not only do I play the drums but I also play other instruments too, so I am very fluent and clued up when it comes to a general understanding of music. As such I can offer knowledge with regards to reading and writing music theory, guitar and keyboard skills, songwriting, and production and recording techniques. Group or whole band lessons are also thoroughly encouraged!

Having lived in Germany for several months by this point I feel my German speaking language is at a good level. Improving my German to help communicate better in the lessons is something I am committed to improving every day. I am admittedly more competent and qualified to lead lessons in English. Maybe there are language tips you can help him with in return!

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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 professional musician and passionate drummer who takes great pride in what I do. Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have and together we can help you move on to that next playing level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The standard lesson prices are €25 for an hour or €15 for half an hour.

I teach my lessons from a teaching space located at 10365, 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.

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Drum Lessons Berlin Music Studio Address


Berlin, 10365
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.
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Drum Teacher

Barney Riley
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