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Drum Lessons Liverpool

I'm Lewis McWilliam Smith, where I'm here to guide you through the world of drumming. Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, my personalised lessons focus on technique, creativity, and enjoyment. Let's explore rhythm together and unlock your full potential behind the kit!

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Lewis McWilliam Smith - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Liverpool Teacher - Lewis McWilliam Smith
My Mission

Lessons Tailored To You

My drumming journey has seen me touring across the UK and collaborating with signed artists, leaving a distinct mark on the music scene. Currently signed myself, my expertise isn't just limited to performance. Holding a high grade in drumming, I've shared my passion and knowledge by teaching music in schools throughout the North West. This includes working with students of diverse abilities, including those with ASD, EBD, and ADHD.


£20.00 per 1/2 hour, £30.00 per hour

Drum Teacher

Lewis McWilliam Smith


68 Waterloo Rd, Liverpool L3 7BE, UK
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Student Advice

My Approach

My drum lessons cover a wide variety of play styles and genres, allowing you to discover and nurture your unique sounds. From the foundational beats of rock and funk to the intricate rhythms of jazz and classical music, my lessons will enable you to learn and master the drums comprehensively.

I believe that learning should always be fun, and I focus on making each session engaging and enjoyable, regardless of your age or skill level. One of the advantages of choosing Drum Lessons Liverpool is the diversity of my teaching, having taught students across many different genres and styles.


£20.00 per 1/2 hour
£25.00 per 3/4 hour
£30.00 per hour

Lessons are weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

Advice for New Students

Attend Lessons In-Person

When it comes to learning music, and specifically drum lessons in Liverpool, nothing compares to the personalised experience of attending lessons in-person. Here are several reasons why students, from young beginners to adults looking to enhance their skills, find in-person lessons invaluable:

Personalised Feedback and Instruction

In-person lessons with an experienced tutor, like myself, means that students receive immediate, tailored feedback. Indeed, more teachers tend to favour in-person drum lessons compared to online lessons - especially for beginners.

As a drum teacher I can spot and correct nuances in playing styles, grip, posture, and technique in real-time, significantly accelerating the learning process.

Music theory, aural skills, and rhythm can be complex topics that benefit enormously from the direct interaction and demonstration available in personal lessons - as well as providing links to some fantastic online drumming resources.

Enhanced Engagement and Motivation

Attending lessons in a dedicated drumming space in Liverpool, creates a structured environment that can boost a student's motivation.

The same can be true when performing, as being in a setting surrounded by instruments, including drums, bass, piano, and more, and seeing other musicians in action can be a powerful motivator.

There's a unique energy and focus that comes from stepping into a music environment, designed to encourage practice and dedication.

Access to a Wide Range of Instruments

While the focus may be on drum lessons, in-person sessions often provide access to a variety of instruments, allowing students to explore and understand how the drum fits into a larger musical context - with local teachers offering piano, violin, guitar and singing lessons. This is particularly advantageous for developing a good understanding of music as a whole, and for students interested in multi-instrumentalism.

Community and Support

Attending lessons in-person surrounds students with a community of like-minded individuals, from teachers and tutors to fellow students also based in central Liverpool.

This can be an excellent source of support, inspiration, and encouragement. Whether it’s celebrating progress after a first lesson, or preparing for grades and exams, being part of a musical community in Liverpool provides a unique and invaluable support system.

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Tailoring Lessons to Every Beginner

Every young or adult beginner stepping through the door can expect a warm welcome from me, your drum teacher, located in the Liverpool.

I believe in tailoring each lesson to suit the individual needs of my students, regardless of age. From the get-go, you'll learn how the fundamentals of rhythm make up the music we hear and love.

Whether your interest lie in rock, jazz, funk, or even electronic beats, my teachings cover a wide array of styles, ensuring you find your unique sound on the drums.

Hands-on Experience from Day One

From your very first lesson, I'll get you behind the drum set, allowing you to physically experience what I explain in theory. This hands-on approach has proven advantageous for those looking to quickly get comfortable with the basics of drum playing.

Lessons are structured around not just playing, but understanding music as a whole. This means, on occasion, we might think about music from the perspective of the bass guitar or piano keys to emphasise how all these elements come together in a band setting.

The Path to Becoming a Solo Performer or a Band Musician

Whether you dream of being a solo performer dazzling audiences with intricate solos, or you envision yourself keeping the beat in a band, our lessons will chart a clear path toward your goals.

Teaching not just the drums but musicianship, I focus on developing your listening skills, enabling you to play with other musicians naturally. We'll discuss and practice the dynamics of playing in different settings, ensuring you're as confident performing live as you are in a practice room.

The Cost of Investing in Your Passion

Investing in drum lessons is an investment in your future as a musician. I offer competitive rates for drum tuition in Liverpool, ensuring that quality education is accessible to students of all ages.

Remember, the cost covers not just in-person tuition but an opportunity to learn in Central Liverpool's vibrant music scene, where you can listen to, learn from, and even play alongside accomplished musicians and tutors.

For more details on lesson schedules, costs, or any other queries, feel free to reach out. Whether you're a parent looking for a class for your child, a university student wanting to learn a new skill, or simply someone fascinated by the beat of the drums, I'm here to guide you through every step of your musical journey.

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I pride myself on offering high-quality drum lessons tailored to students of all ages and abilities. Whether you're a beginner just starting to explore the world of percussion, an avid musician looking to refine your skills, or somewhere in between, my lessons are designed to suit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

It's never too late to learn drums! People of all ages can start drumming and make significant progress with dedication and practice. Whether you're a child, teenager, adult, or senior, you can enjoy the benefits of learning drums at any stage of life.

The time it takes to learn drums varies depending on factors like natural talent, dedication, practice frequency, and goals. While some may grasp basic skills within a few months, becoming proficient typically requires several years of consistent practice and ongoing learning.

The cost of 30-minute drum lessons can vary depending on factors such as the instructor's experience, location, and teaching method. On average, expect to pay between £12.50 to £25 per half-hour lesson. Some instructors offer package deals or discounts for bulk bookings.

The cost of getting into drumming depends on several factors, including purchasing a drum set, accessories (such as drumsticks and practice pads), and lessons. Entry-level drum sets can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, while ongoing expenses for lessons and maintenance should also be considered.

Drum lessons may appear expensive due to various factors, including the instructor's expertise, teaching experience, and overhead costs associated with maintaining a teaching space and equipment. Additionally, personalised instruction tailored to each student's needs often justifies the cost, ensuring effective learning and progress.

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