Tommy Diplock

Tommy Diplock

Drum Teacher in Leeds

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

Growing up in rural Devon I found an early passion for music and soon became obsessed with it; this soon became a deep fascination with drums. throughout school I was always playing and formed many good friends through musical clubs/bands by the end I had achieved my Trinity Guildhall Grade 8.

I then moved to Exeter College where I continued to pursue music, simultaneously achieving my Trinity Guildhall ATCL level Diploma and ABRSM Grade 5 general music theory. I then went on to apply to one of the UK’s Leading music conservatoires – Leeds College of Music and was offered an unconditional offer. Since graduating I have been working professionally within the music industry tutoring, performing in bands and working as a session musician.

Drumming has always and will always be a huge part of my life, I am committed to trying to share my passion for music and drumming with as many people as possible. I urge anyone who has never picked up an instrument to give it a go, it is a fantastic outlet for creativity, focus and leads to lots of social interactions with like-minded people. If you are looking for a new hobby or way to meet new people, drumming is a great place to start.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

I hold:

  • BA Hons Popular Music Drums Leeds Music Conservatoire
  • ATCL Diploma Drum kit Trinity Guildhall
  • Grade 8 Drum kit Trinity Guildhall
  • Grade 5 Music Theory ABRSM

I am trained in a wide range of styles spanning from Jazz, soul, blues, rock, metal, drum and bass, hip hop and much more. Whatever style of music you are interested in learning I will be able to craft lessons to help you reach those goals.

I have years of professional gigging and teaching experience. I am fully self-employed purely working with the music and education industry.

Teaching drums is a career I have always been eager to pursue and I absolutely love my job!


1/2 hour£15.00
1 hour£23.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Blue Hill Crescent, Leeds, LS12 4PA, 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.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2021

Tommy is a superb teacher and his lessons are fun, engaging and practical. My son, Shishir is so excited every week for his lesson and we feel very fortunate to have found Tommy! He always makes the effort to tailor the lesson to my son’s skills while also challenging and motivating him to improve. Thanks for all the effort!

I would highly recommend Tommy’s drum teaching.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2021

Tommy is an amazing teacher, really patient and understanding would recommend him.

He has been able to get my son interested in his drums again

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2021

Super patient and positive. Lots of praise and encouragement. Tommy is teaching 6 year old Robin to read music and he makes audible progress every lesson. Clear and concise instructions.

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2021

Great teacher – patient, easygoing and well organised both with the lessons as well as practice/offline support.

Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 24, 2021

Tommy has been teaching my 15 year old son drum lessons by video during the lockdown and he has been a fantastic, responsive and helpful teacher. More than a teacher, he is becoming a real friend. We can’t recommend him highly enough.