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Drum Lessons Bournemouth

Hi! My name is Conor Bell and I provide professional Drum lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the Bournemouth area. I also offer online lessons to students outside of my local area.

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Conor Bell - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Bournemouth Teacher - Conor Bell
My Mission

Lessons Suitable for all Students

The lessons that I provide are suitable for students of any age or ability. I take pride in offering flexible lessons that are tailored specifically to the needs of each individual that I work with. I understand that we all want and love different things about music so I will always take the time to get to know you personally so we can be studying and playing through your favorite songs by the artists you love.

I find that by studying and playing through your favorite songs by your favorite artists that this is a great way to keep you motivated and focused when it comes to practising and working on the songs in between our lessons. Learning how to play any instrument can be a little difficult at times but I firmly believe it should always be a fun experience. As such I will always do my best to keep the lessons as relaxed and fun as I possibly can.


Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 3JP

Drum Teacher

Conor Bell
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My Lessons

Professional and Experience Teacher

I have performed and taught the drums for around the last 10+ years. Not only have I been fortunate enough to perform hundreds, maybe even thousands of gigs across the country but I have also had the opportunity to teach and work with hundreds of students from all walks of life. This experience has proven very useful and I'm now in a position where I feel comfortable and confident teaching and playing in all styles and genres.

Not only do I teach the practical and physical skills needed to learn how to play the drums, but I can also offer lessons that specifically focus on graded syllabus. If you are interested in sitting your exams for things like Trinity Rock and Pop or Rockschool exam boards, I can help you through any grade from Beginner level 1 all the way through to the more advanced grade 8. It's really never too early or too late to start learning drums!


£15 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I take pride in being a versatile and flexible teacher who is more than happy to teach all students, both beginners and advanced drummers.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Lessons

Learn Your Rhythms, Introduction to Drums, Basic Songs

My Experience as a Teacher

I have been a professional drummer for around the last 10+ years. Alongside my many years teaching drums, I have also been an active performing musician who has played countless numbers of gigs and tours across the country. I specialise in teaching my students the graded syllabus which I feel is a great way to learn as it's fun and rewarding. These types of qualifications can count towards you getting in to future music schools and other musical opportunities.

I remember sitting behind a drum kit for the first time when I was 12 years old and I still feel just as excited when I sit behind a kit now, as I did back then playing it for the very first time. It is my passion and joy to pass on the skills and knowledge that I have obtained from playing the drums all these years, on to my students and seeing them grow and develop in to the drummer that they have always wanted to be.

As a drum teacher I teach a combination of lessons. Some of my lessons are provided privately to individual students and others are provided in the local schools in my area to small groups of children. Since 2020 I have started delivering online drum lessons too which have been a great way to connect and help many other students from all over the world and not just in my local area. I find that thanks to the power of modern day technology these lessons are just as effective as face to face.

Lessons Focus
Intermediate/Advanced Students Welcome

Harder Songs, More Complex Rhythms, Rudiments,

More About My Lessons

Alongside developing my teaching business I have also been working on educational YouTube channel that I am hoping will act as a solid learning resource alongside the lessons themselves. This channel will have videos showing every song and exercise from the four main drum kit syllabuses (Trinity Rock & Pop, Trinity College London, Rockschool (RSL) and Rockschool Classics).

I consider myself a well experienced drummer that can provide lessons to suit any genre or style. I have had the pleasure of performing at venues as well as things like weddings and functions too. A few personal highlights of some of my favorite shows I've played would be Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Hotels in Oman, Ships around Scandinavia and Ronnie Scotts in London to name a few.

Through all this time spent touring and performing I developed a strong love and passion for teaching. I have spent 3 years teaching locally in schools in my area. I had great success teaching the Trinity Rock and Pop Syllabus with my students achieving Merits and Distinction from Grade 1 to Grade 4. I have also worked in secondary schools which I have had students who have gone on to complete the higher grades up to grade 8.

Teacher Tips
Local Music Stores

Here is a list of local music stores for all your musical needs.

Music Shops in Bournemouth

Here is a list of some local music stores you can try to buy all the things that you may need to get started on Drums.

Absolute Music, is located 3-5 Knighton Heath Industrial Estate, 855 Ringwood Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE and is a fantastic local music store you can visit. Here you can find just about anything you would ever need for any instrument including the drums. This is things like Drum Kits, Cymbals, Skins, Stands, Thrones and all other needed drum accessories.

Classic Drums, is located at 839 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6AR. This is a great local smaller business that can cater for all your drumming needs. With very friendly staff who will offer free info and advice via email or phone, here you can buy new and vintage drums, percussion instruments and all other bits of equipment you would need to get started.

Rose Red Records, is a great record shop nearby. Once you're all set up and started on your drum kit you may want to find some inspiration for some new and fun beats to learn. Here you will find a huge selection of records to choose from both CD and Vinyl to help inspire you what to learn next. With an ever growing and changing selection this is always a fun shop to visit for any real music lover.

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Drum Lessons Bournemouth Teacher - Conor Bell
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It is my goal and passion to be here to support and help you on your drum playing journey. No matter if you have never played the drums before or if you have been playing for years, any student is welcome to take lessons with me!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons are £15 for half an hours tuition or £20 for an hours tuition.

I am primarily an online teacher meaning most of my lessons take place using the internet on things like Zoom, Facetime or Skype. I can sometimes also provide physical lessons to local students in the Bournemouth area.

I teach students of all ages 6+.

No you can attend lessons as and when you like. I would recommend one hour a week for the most consistent progress.

Any lessons cancelled within 48 hours can still be charged for. I am happy to reschedule cancelled lessons where possible.

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Old Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth, BH1 3JP
Teaching Space
I am primarily an online teacher meaning most of my lessons take place online using things like Zoom, Facetime or Skype. I can sometimes also provide physical lessons to local students in the Bournemouth area. I will provide my address upon booking a lesson with me.
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Conor Bell
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