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Drum Lessons Birmingham

I'm Jonno Gaze, a professional drum teacher based in Birmingham dedicated to offering tailored drum lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a complete beginner eager to kickstart your drumming journey, or an advanced player looking to refine your technique, my lessons are designed to meet your unique needs and goals.

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Jonno Gaze - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Birmingham Teacher - Jonno Gaze
My Mission

Lessons Tailored To You

My name is Jonno Gaze and I am a percussionist, composer and improviser based in Birmingham, UK. Born in 1999, I grew up playing djembe and drum-kit with friends and family, singing songs and making lots of noise. At school, I played in various bands and orchestras before finding musicians that really inspired me to make music. From 2016-2017 I was an Aldeburgh Young Musician, where I was lucky enough to meet musicians from different cultures all over the world who celebrated creativity, collaboration and the artistic nature of every individual.


£20.00 per 1/2 hour, £35.00 per hour

Drum Teacher

Jonno Gaze


Ascot Rd, Birmingham B13, UK
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Why Choose Me?

I bring to the table not just my passion for teaching, but also a wealth of experience as a drum teacher and player. Having played in various musical styles, from the intricate rhythms of jazz to the powerhouse beats of rock, I believe that the fundamentals of drum theory and music theory are essential.

However, I equally understand that playing drums should always be fun! With me, you'll start learning drums in a great environment, where lessons are tailored specifically to match your individual goals and tastes.

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I’m a freelance musician and drum teacher based in Birmingham, specialising in drum kit and percussion. As a performer I most often play jazz/improvised music but also have experience across a diverse range of musical situations. I’ve taught students across a broad spectrum of abilities, from beginners to advanced musicians. Tuition is tailored to the needs and interests of each pupil, whilst offering a holistic approach to musicianship with an emphasis on learning from real musical examples. Music from a broad spectrum of styles is covered, combined with exercises designed to address the technical demands of the instrument.


Floodgate St, Deritend, Birmingham B5 5SR, UK

Lesson Prices:

£15.00 per 1/2 hour, £30.00 per hour

Advice for New Students

Meet Me, Your Expert Drum Teacher

Hey there! Welcome to Drum Lessons Birmingham, where the beats are as vibrant as the city of Birmingham itself. I'm thrilled that you're considering stepping into the world of drumming, and I'm here to guide you through every fill, groove, and solo.

Whether you're looking for drum lessons in Birmingham or looking for a teacher to take you to new heights, I can help teach you in a direction you will enjoy.

What I Offer

Personalised Drum Lessons: My approach is all about customisation. From your first drum lesson to mastering advanced skills, every session is designed around your progress, preferences, and interests in musical styles.

All Levels Welcome: Whether you're taking your very first steps in music or you're an experienced drummer looking to expand your skills, I provide a welcoming email and environment for everyone. Beginners, don't be shy – we all start somewhere, and I'm here to make your start learning drums as enjoyable and fulfilling as can be.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Covering everything from drum notation and rhythm to playing along with songs and performing solos. Expect to deep-dive into drum theory, practice sessions, and the practical aspects of playing the drums.

Flexible Scheduling and Payments: Life can be hectic, but that shouldn't stop you from pursuing your passion. I offer flexibility in my teaching schedule and try to accommodate your free time for hour-long lessons or more concentrated sessions as you prefer.

Access to All the Equipment: If you don't own a drum kit yet, no worries! My studio is equipped with everything you need to get started, including a variety of drum kits to explore different styles and sounds.

Beyond Drumming: While my focus is on fostering exceptional drummers, I also appreciate the importance of integrating drummer skills with other instruments. For those interested, insights into how drums complement other pieces in a band setting can be provided.

Your Journey Begins Here

Ready to play the drums and feel the magic of rhythm? Your drumming adventure starts with just a click. Reach out to schedule your first lesson, and let's create a practice plan together that's as unique as you are.

From regular practice to preparing for grade exams, I'm here to support your musical path every step of the way. Your drum lessons Birmingham experience promises to be engaging, educational, and—most importantly—exciting!

Discover My Music Lessons

A Tailored Approach to Drum Lessons

At the heart of my teaching philosophy is the belief that drum lessons in Birmingham should be as vibrant and diverse as the music scene itself. Whether you're attending lessons to learn some songs for your enjoyment, or looking to attend lessons to learn towards graded exams, each session is crafted with your musical aspirations in mind.

From your very first lesson, where we lay down the basics of how to read drum notation, to mastering complex fills and grooves on a full kit, I aim to make learning an instrument an exhilarating experience leading to being able to play and focus on areas that you enjoy. As a professional drum tutor, I focus on not just the technical aspects of playing the drums but also on the joy it brings.

What Sets My Drum Classes Apart

Personalised Curriculum: My drum classes are personalised, aiming to teach students more than just learning to play an instrument. Alongside drumming, you’ll gain comprehensive percussion knowledge.

For Beginners to Advanced Drummers: Beginners are warmly welcomed, as are more experienced drummers looking to refine their skills. The most important things are your passion and commitment to practice.

Flexible & Stress-Free Learning: Understanding the pressures of daily life, I offer flexible scheduling for hour lessons and a 'pay as you go' system. This ensures that students don't feel too much pressure and can learn at their own pace.

Comprehensive Kit Access: Whether you prefer an electric kit or a traditional drum kit, I will be more than happy to help with your drumming journey. For students who need help in buying a kit, I would be more than happy to help. This will help with maximising your practice time in your own home.

More Than Just Drum Tuition: While the focus is on drumming, lessons also cover how drums complement other instruments in a band setting, enhancing students’ overall musicality.

Joining the Birmingham Drummers Community

By choosing to play drums, you're not just learning a new skill; you're becoming part of a global community of drummers. My lessons are designed not only to teach playing drums but also to immerse students in the drumming culture, focusing on both the technical and expressive sides of this art form.

Explore The Drum Kit

Get Acquainted with Your Instrument

Beginning drum lessons in Birmingham marks the start of an exciting musical adventure. For beginners, understanding the components of your drum kit is fundamental. Playing drums involves more than just rhythm; it's about connecting with every part of your drum kit.

From the bass drum that forms the heartbeat of your playing to the snare drum that adds a crisp snap, each element plays a crucial role. I'll guide you through each component, ensuring you're comfortable and confident in how to make the most out of your drum set.

Develop Your Skills – From Basics to Advanced Techniques

Whether it's your first drum lesson or you have been taking lessons for a while, continual learning and practice are key. For those new to drum lessons in Birmingham, we'll start with the foundational skills. This includes understanding rhythm, mastering basic beats, and learning how to read drum notation. Your left-hand and right-hand coordination will be developed through exercises designed to improve your technique and speed.

Advanced learners will be challenged with more complex rhythms, playing techniques, and styles – from jazz, rock, pop and more. I'll help you refine your skills, focusing on dynamics, improvisation, and playing along with a wide variety of music. The goal is to not just play the drums but to express yourself musically.

Expanding Your Horizons

Playing drums is about more than just the instrument itself; it's about understanding how it fits within the broader context of music. For those learning, our lessons will touch on how the drums complement other instruments in all settings. This has always helped all the students I have taught have a great range of knowledge and understanding of all music when playing.

Tailored to Your Needs

I offer flexible options to suit your lifestyle and learning preferences for all students in Birmingham. Understanding that the lessons' cost can be a concern, my approach is to provide value by ensuring that every lesson is impactful, and tailored to your personal goals and interests in music.

Whether you're looking for a great drum teacher to help you start to play the drums, or you're an advanced player aiming to elevate your skills, my drum lessons in Birmingham are designed to guide you every step of the way.

With a focus on personalised drum lessons, From improvement to learning a whole host of new techniques and music, I'm here to support your drumming journey. Welcome to a world where your rhythm finds its true expression as you move towards becoming the drummer you always wanted to be.

Enhance Your Drumming With Me

Finding Your Rhythm

In my drum lessons in Birmingham, we place a heavy emphasis on helping you improve your playing by focusing on the genres and styles that truly excite you.

Whether you're passionate about the steady grooves of rock, the complex rhythms of jazz, or the energetic beats of pop music, my goal as your drum tutor is to guide you through the nuances of each style. By tailoring our lessons to include the music you love, we ensure that each session is both educational and immensely enjoyable.

Develop Your Unique Style

Playing drums is an expressive and personal journey. Together, we'll work on refining your technique and expanding your musical vocabulary. Our lessons will cover a broad spectrum of skills, from mastering the basics to exploring advanced playing techniques tailored to your preferred musical genre. This approach ensures that you're not just learning to play the drums; you're learning to convey your emotions and personality through every beat.

Master the Drum Kit

Whether you're a beginner needing guidance on starting or an advanced player looking to focus your grip on a traditional drum set, my drum lessons in Birmingham offer comprehensive kit access and instruction. We'll explore each part of the drum kit in-depth, from the snare's sharp snap to the bass drum's deep pulse, making sure you're confidently playing and integrating all parts of your drum set into your music.

Personalised Progression

I believe that every student's learning path is unique. That's why my drum lessons are highly personalised, carefully structured to match your individual goals, and paced according to your learning speed. Whether you aim to play in a band, ace a graded exam, or simply enjoy playing your favourite songs, I'm here to support your growth every step of the way as I have been with all the students I have taught over the years. I teach with a focus on tailored lesson plans, you'll feel both challenged and supported as you enhance your drumming skills in Birmingham.

Get in Touch

Ready to take your drumming to the next level? Whether you're taking your first lesson or looking to advance your skills, your rhythm finds its perfect expression here. For inquiries, scheduling, questions about drum kits or more information, feel free to send me an email.

Enhance your drumming experience with tailored, passionate, and skilled guidance. Whether it's playing the drums for personal enjoyment or pursuing higher performance levels. I offer tailored lessons in Birmingham where we can focus on the music and styles that you love. Learn to play the drums with a professional drum tutor today.

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Drumming is not just about playing an instrument; it’s about expressing yourself, creating music, and joining a global community of musicians. With a comprehensive curriculum that includes everything from the basics of drumming to advanced techniques and styles, my commitment is to help students develop their skills and unleash their creativity.

Frequently Asked Questions

It's never too late to play the drums! Regardless of age, anyone can begin their drumming journey with drum lessons Birmingham and progress at their own pace.

The cost of 30-minute drum lessons varies depending on the instructor and location. Generally, prices range from £12.50 to £25 per lesson.

While mastering to play the drums in three months might be ambitious for any student, significant progress is definitely achievable with consistent practice and dedication.

The time it takes to learn drums varies for each student which is something all drum tutors agree on. With regular practice and quality music lessons, many beginners can start playing basic beats within a few weeks to a few months.

As a beginner, essential drum kit accessories include drumsticks, a practice pad, a metronome, and possibly ear protection. These items will help you develop proper technique and rhythm while minimising noise.

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