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Drum Lessons Oxford

Hey there! My name is Cathy Ife, I am a drum teacher based in Oxford. I am excited to inspire and help more people to start learning drums. My passion is to make drumming accessible to any age and any ability.

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Cathy Ife - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Oxford Teacher - Cathy Ife
My Mission

Experienced Player

I am a very experienced drum teacher. I’ve been teaching drums for almost 7 years in person and on zoom. I’ve been playing drums myself for 15 years and want to use my skills as a drummer to teach others. I have worked with all ages including young children so I have the ability to teach any age.

I have a diploma in music performance which has also given me even more knowledge about the drums and how to get better at them. I have also played in many bands aswell as recording in studios for albums.

My passion is music and drumming, and I hope to inspire more people to do it.


Mobile Drum Teacher, Oxford

Drum Teacher

Cathy Ife
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My Lessons

Learn The Music You Love

My starting point with new students is finding out what they would like to get out of the lesson. What songs and techniques they would like to learn. After teaching from children to adults, I have the knowledge and ability to Taylor the lessons to their age or skill set.

I cover the genres of pop and rock and my goal is to give students the confidence to drum and to be excited in what they have achieved. There’s no pressure in my lessons, I just want the students to enjoy it and learn as much as they can and at their own pace.


£12.50 per 1/2 hour
£25 per hour

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

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I welcome students of all ability levels to take my lessons.

Lesson Focus
Beginners Welcome

I welcome beginners.

My Experience as a Teacher

Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to teach adults and children music. This has given me the experience to take my teaching further. I will always remember my first teacher and I want to be that person for people who would like to learn drums. I currently teach children in primary schools how to play in bands too, so I have the confidence to teach many children at once too.

I have played in bands as well, which has given me the ability to work with others and to learn how other instruments work and fit in with the drums.

Alongside playing in bands and teaching, I worked really hard to get a diploma in music performance. This opened my knowledge to so much more in terms of music and musicianship. I always bring what I’ve learnt in my past experiences to every lessons I teach.

Lessons Focus
Advanced Students Welcome

I can also help intermediate and advanced students.

More About My Lessons

Aswell as always welcoming beginner students, I can also teach intermediate players to help them reach their next level on drums.

The way this would work is to opening them up to new experiences of music and new approaches towards drums. Doing this helps the learner, have the confidence to push through the musical blocks and help them see the next stage in their musical ability.

I also want the drummers to create their own style and really figure out what kind of drummer they want to be. I will be there to help guide them and also show them different ways of drummer that they may have never seen before. I love investing in students and really pushing them out of their comfort zones to make them realise what they can actually do and what skills they can learn.

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Music Shops

Music stores in the local area.

Music Shops in Oxford

Oxford has a great range of music shops available. Here are a few that cater to drummers.

PMT Oxford, is a UK wide chain of stores that have a great selection of everything you'd need to get started drumming. They also have an extensive online store as well. You can find them at 381 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 2BS.

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I can help you to

When I started learning music in primary school, I always remembered my first ever teacher. I was inspired by them to learn and to get better at my instruments. Realising this, I wanted to do the same for others. I believe music is so important and if I can inspire people myself to learn, it would make me so happy. If you'd like to know more about my lessons then please drop me an email.

[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

My lessons are £12.50 per half hour and £25 per hour for all students.

I offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.

I teach students of all ages how to play the drums.

If you are serious about learning then weekly lessons is by far the best way to keep progress consistent.

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

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Mobile Drum Teacher, Oxford
Teaching Space
I do the lessons in person at the students home because I find it’s the best way to learn drums. I have a car which gives me the freedom to go to students houses and also an electric drum kit for the student to use if they don’t have one yet. I also have the space at my house too if that’s an easier option too. Let me know what you prefer.
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Drum Teacher

Cathy Ife
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