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About Drum Lessons!

I teach anyone who would like to learn drumming from complete beginners to experienced professional colleagues from my studio in north Brighton (Patcham).  Lessons take place on professional quality acoustic drum kits.  All ages are welcome but I have found 8 to be the youngest age where a child can focus and maintain some element of a practice routine which is essential for improvement.  I offer three different student-teacher lesson formats: Regular, Ad-Hoc or Mentoring.  These are explained below......


Regular Lessons

If you always wanted to play drums and never have lets set up some regular lessons and get you started.  I would recommend weekly lessons but some students come twice a week, some fortnightly and others once or twice a year.  Let's chat about what you might need.  Drop me a message below....



For some students who have been playing a long time regular lessons aren't what's needed.  Perhaps you can already play and want to expand your knowledge.  A semi-regular or ad-hoc arrangement may suit you best.  Get in touch and I can suggest what I think will work.



Mentoring is a great option for players who are already experienced and are looking to develop in a musical area, branch out to a new area in their career or brush up on skills.

  Mentoring can help focus and keep you accountable as we navigate life's distractions.   I have found in my own life having a mentor can help shape direction and keep focus. 


Teaching Kit 

Teaching Materials

I treat every student as an individual and draw on many years of teaching experience to give the student focussed direction.  I use highly regarded teaching materials as well as my own notation and guidance notes.  Method books I draw from include:

  • The New Breed

  • The Patterns Series

  • Rockschool London Grades

  • Alan Dawson Drum Method

  • Charlie Wilcoxon 

  • Buddy Rich

  • Jim Blackley

  • Dave Hassell 

I recommend Rockschool graded material and encourage students to undertake video exams which we can film in the studio.

I was significantly involved in arranging the music for the 2018 RSL graded drum books and have a thorough understanding of the material and exam process. Over 95% of my students have passed RSL grades at either Merit or Distinction level.


Get in touch to learn more about Stu Roberts Drum Lessons, Brighton Studio & Zoom/Facetime.



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