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Drum Lessons Manchester

Louis Reilly is a professional drum teacher and musician based in Manchester offering high quality lessons for students of all ages. Lessons are built around the student and cater to your individual requirements. Whether you want to learn for fun or work towards an exam, a detailed lesson plan will be worked out to help you achieve your goals with enjoyable and informative lessons.

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Louis Reilly - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Manchester Teacher - Louis Reilly
My Mission

Enjoy Playing The Drums

Above all else, I want my students to enjoy their drum lessons. We can cover a range of familiar and unfamiliar music to develop your playing and understanding of theory. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced player, I'm confident I can help you learn in a way that works for you.

My classes are designed to stretch your skills whilst keeping your goals in sight. I know that everyone learns at different speeds and I will always gauge my teaching style depending on what I think is best for you. I also encourage all my students to practice at home to further their progress.


Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0EJ

Drum Teacher

Louis Reilly
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My Lessons

Individually Tailored to Your Needs

My lessons can cover a wide range of topics to help you. These cMy lessons can cover a wide range of topics to help you. These can include playing your favourite songs, working towards exam grades, working on different techniques, preparing for an audition and much more.

I am happy to work on what will help you to progress the most whilst having fun behind a drum kit. This can be adapted for younger students to put more emphasis on simply becoming familiar with the instrument and having fun.


£13 per 1/2 hour
£26 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome both beginners and advanced students to take my lessons. We will always agree goals at the start of our lessons and keep these under review.

Lesson Focus
Learn Music You Love

You'll be able to learn the music you love

My Experience as a Teacher

I am a professional drummer studying Popular Music at the Royal Northern College of Music. I play a range of genres including Jazz, Rock and Pop, which has helped me to become a busy working musician. Some of my gigs include working in function bands, small jazz groups and with choirs.

My ability to sight-read has also given me many opportunities in musical theatre and has led me to play classical percussion as well, working with orchestras, brass bands, opera groups and wind bands. Some of my highlights include playing at Blackpool Opera House and performing Symphonic Dances from Westside Story with Blackburn Symphony Orchestra.

I currently hold a Grade 8 certificate in Rockschool drums and a Grade 5 certificate in Music Theory from the London College of Music. I have also completed my first year of a Popular Music Degree at the Royal Northern.

Lessons Focus
Beginners Welcome

I'm comfortable teaching beginners.

More About My Lessons

I was inspired to start playing the drums because of the energy and passion I saw in them, and my enthusiasm for the instrument has never left me.

I have always worked hard to balance practice with other commitments and was successful in being chosen as one of 6 drum students to enter the Royal Northern College of Music in 2020. I have experience teaching a range of students, from absolute beginners to helping people work towards their grade 8 and beyond. I want to help and inspire my students to feel as excited about this instrument as I do.

I was invited to start teaching drums professionally when other students in my classes began to struggle and the teacher was overwhelmed with questions. He would send pupils to me as I could understand their musical problems and explain how to fix it, whether it was drum or theory related.

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Music Shops

Music Shops in the local area

Music Shops in Manchester

There are plenty of music shops in Manchester but here are a few that I would recommend. I would be happy to discuss buying equipment, whether you are looking for your first drum kit (electronic or acoustic) or to upgrade your kit.

PMT Manchester, is the best option if you're a drummer and you're looking for some great deals on drums and a decent online store. PMT stock everything drum related you could ever need. You can find them at Red Rose Retail Centre, Regent Rd, Manchester M5 3GR.

Johnny Roadhouse, is also an all round music store but has a wide range of kits available for drummers. They are located on 123 Oxford Rd, All Saints, Manchester M1 7DU.

Nicko McBrain’s Drum One, is a great option for all those Iron Maiden fans out there who are looking for a drum shop. You can find the store at Astra Business Park, Guinness Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford.

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Drum Lessons Manchester Teacher - Louis Reilly
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I can help you to

I'm a young but experienced drum player and teacher who can help you improve your playing and improve your technique. My lessons are always enjoyable and take into account the music that you love and enjoy in your spare time. During our lessons we will aim to reach your playing goals through well balanced lessons that you can enjoy. For more information, feel free to give me an email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are charged at £13 per half hour and £26 per hour for all students.

I take most of my lessons from my home teaching space.

I teach both young learners and adults how to play the drums.

Weekly lessons are probably the best way to improve your playing but I also offer fortnightly lessons.

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

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Drum Lessons Manchester Music Studio Address


Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0EJ
Teaching Space
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0EJ, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.
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Drum Teacher

Louis Reilly
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