Drummer on Stage

Welcome to

Drum Lessons Leeds

Hello! I'm Oliver Watson, a professional drum teacher based in Leeds. I have helped many students achieve their playing ambitions across all kinds of genres.

Find Out More
deco-blob-1 decoration
graphical divider
Oliver Watson - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Leeds Teacher - Oliver Watson
My Mission

Beginners Welcome

I welcome learners of all levels. If you happen to be a beginner, I have years of experience working with beginners.

I'm also an experienced player and performer which will help me make sure your lessons are of the highest quality.


Mobile Teacher, Leeds

Drum Teacher

Oliver Watson
divider graphic

Get in touch to find out more.

Get in touch today & start learning to play the drums!

star interface icon star interface icon star interface icon star interface icon star interface icon
(Average score: 5/5)
Success! Your message has been sent successfully.
You’ll receive a welcome email in less than a minute.
deco-blob-9 decoration
divider graphic
My Lessons

All Styles Covered

I teach a wide range of styles including Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk & everything in-between.

I have had nothing but positive feedback from current and previous students alike. I will try my best to make your lessons fun and enjoyable.


£20 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I'm able to teach both advanced and beginner students in a wide range of genres and styles. I will make a lesson plan that suits your ability level.

Lesson Focus

Beginners Welcome

I have experience teaching beginners

My Experience as a Teacher

My name's Oliver and I am a 21-year-old music graduate from Leeds Conservatoire (formerly Leeds College of Music), specialising in drumming. I've been drumming for almost 15 years, starting aged 8, and have experience playing live and recording for artists and bands across the country.

Moreover, I have done both drum kit and percussion for numerous shows, both professional and amateur, such as Songs For A New World, Greenwood Dreams: The Silver Arrow, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Bugsy Malone and Annie.

I am currently charging £25 an hour, or £20 for half an hour lesson, with a FREE zoom consultation to allow me to cater lessons to your needs, so there's no risk in getting a lesson booked! I also offer discounts for block bookings - please get in touch if you are interested.

Lessons Focus

Performance Experience

I can help you gain confidence in your ability

More About My Lessons

I will help the student develop on what they have learnt themselves, focusing on becoming an all-rounded flexible drummer, teaching them important techniques such as sight-reading and drum rudiments and helping them to develop their own practice regime, which will enable them to progress as quickly as they desire. I will tailor the lessons to benefit the student to the best of my ability.

I have plenty of experience teaching, having been a working drum tutor for students aged 8 to 70. I also have experience leading percussion workshops at my church’s yearly holiday, with children of aged 5-15. I also, pre-university, used to regularly run hockey coaching for the local middle school (students aged between 9 and 14) as part of my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

Another part of my DofE was residential, where I fundraised a mission trip to Zambia through a sponsored half marathon. On this trip, I lead workshops with young adults, pastors and youth group leaders, visited and cared for vulnerable adults, and attended a local orphanage.

Teacher Tips

Music Shops

Where to buy music equipment in Leeds

Music Shops in Leeds

Leeds has a few really well stocked music stores. Here are the ones I would recommend.

Dawsons Music, located 113 Vicar Lane, LS1 6JP is one of the larger music stores in Leeds. Here you'll be able to find a huge selection of Drum equipment that you'll need to get started. This includes Toms, Snares, Stands, Drum Thrones and everything else. Or maybe you're looking to upgrade your current gear, Dawsons is definitely worth a try!

Hobgoblin Leeds, located 13 East Gate, LS2 7LY. With a whole variety of styles of drum kits and other percussion elements to choose from, here you'll be able to get everything you'll need to be heard for miles around!

graphical divider
Drum Lessons Leeds Teacher - Oliver Watson
deco-blob-10 decoration
I can help you to

I'm an experienced drum teacher who can help you really improve your playing over the space of a few months. I will make a tailored lesson plan that suits your needs as a learner and will help you nurture your playing & reach the heights you've always wanted to reach. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at any time.

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £20 per half hour and £25 per hour for all students.

I'm a mobile teacher which means that I will travel to you for our lessons together. I can also teach drums online.

I teach students of all ages and would recommend starting from ages 5 and above.

Weekly lessons combined with plenty of home practice is the best way to improve over a short space of time.

Please note Drum Lessons Leeds operates 24-hour cancellation policy. If a student cancels a lesson over 24 hours in advance then I will rearrange the lesson, however if a lessons cancelled within 24 hours the student will be charged in full for the lesson.

Still have questions? Get in touch


Mobile Teacher, Leeds
Teaching Space
I'm a mobile teacher which means that I will travel to you for our lessons together. This means you can learn from the comfort of your own home. I also offer online lessons and if this is something you are interested in then please send me an email.
Ready to start?

Start learning to play the drums now!

Drum Teacher

Oliver Watson
deco-ring-1 decoration
deco-dots-3 decoration