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Drum Lessons Leicester

Hello! I'm James Sykes, a professional drum teacher based in Leicester. I offer high-quality Drum lessons in Leicester city centre.

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James Sykes - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Leicester Teacher - James Sykes
My Mission

Enjoy Learning

I pride myself on making sure my lessons are as enjoyable as possible for all of my students. I believe one of the most important aspects of learning something new is to enjoy it.

I am a down to earth drum teacher who will always listen to anything you want to go over. If you ever have any questions I am always happy to listen and help to the best of my ability.


Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ

Drum Teacher

James Sykes
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My Lessons

All Styles Available

I love all styles of music and this reflects in my teaching. Regardless of your musical tastes, I will make sure we embrace your preferences during the lessons.

I am located in the centre of Leicester in an easy to find location. There is parking nearby & I'm happy to help direct you if needed. If you need any more information about my location, please give me an email.


£14 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I teach both beginner and advanced students in a wide range of styles. I have experience in teaching students of all ability levels.

Lesson Focus

Beginner Lessons

I offer lessons for beginner students

My Experience as a Teacher

I have a BA Hons in popular music from the University of Northampton, am a Grade 8 qualified drummer, have toured as a musician alongside residencies at Midlands venues, I have 4 years experience of supporting students with learning needs, an A level in music and over 13 years of live drumming experience, alongside a position as a Lead Tutor for a Leicester-based music charity.

I have been fortunate enough to have had an extremely fun and varied wealth of experience in drum teaching, from working within secondary schools and colleges in order to provide group lessons, to working with people of all ages and backgrounds on a one-to-one basis.

I believe that my continuous live experience in jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and rock groups (amongst others) has greatly contributed to my abilities and attitudes towards teaching, allowing me to tailor lessons to all individuals and to make each session fun, exciting and unique!

Lessons Focus

All Styles

I teach q wide variety of styles

More About My Lessons

I custom make the lesson course for every one of my students so that you know you will be learning at a pace that works for you as well as learning the music that you love.

I also offer different drum exam prep. The most popular is Rock school however there are a wide range of options we can look at.

My lessons are available to a wide range of ages. However, I would recommend starting to learn from ages 6 and above. Regardless of your age, I will make a lesson plan that best suits your needs and wants as a player.

Teacher Tips

Music Stores

Where to buy equipment in Leicester

Music Shops in Leicester

If you are interested in drum lessons in Leicester then you are likely to be interested in buying drum equipment in some of the local music shops here in Leicester. Indeed, many of our students ask us the best place to purchase everything from full drum kits to sticks & skins.

Intrasound Music, located at 70 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0BR. Good stock of electric drums and Cajon drums.

Keysound, who are located on 117 Narborough Rd, Leicester LE3 0PA, are a great option for all the pianists out there. They have a wide range of keyboards and pianos on offer and will always have something to meet your price range.

Timothy Batchelar, is the best place to go for everything classical. They also have a great repair service. You can find them at 28 Colbert Dr, Braunstone Town, Leicester LE3 2JB.

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I can help you to

I can help you rapidly improve your drumming over a short space of time. With attention to detail I will help you improve all aspects of your playing. I will create a personalised lesson plan where you will learn in a direction you want as well as learning the music that you enjoy in your spare time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £14 per half hour and £25 per hour for all students.

I take the majority of my lessons from my dedicated teaching space on Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ in central Leicester where you can feel comfortable whilst learning and are able to use my kit.

I teach students of all ages to play the drums. I would recommend starting from ages 6 and above though because students who are younger aren't quite ready to tackle music and drumming.

If you want quick results then weekly lessons are great. You can however, take lessons as and when you like. I will work to your schedule.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will still be charged full price.

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Drum Lessons Leicester Music Studio Address


Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ
Teaching Space
I teach from a dedicated drum studio located on Humberstone Gate, Leicester, LE1 3PJ in central Leicester. I believe this is a great place to learn how to play as I have created a comfortable and easy going environment where you can feel at home whilst learning. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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Drum Teacher

James Sykes
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