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Who Am I? 

My name is Stu Roberts and I have been an active drummer and educator for over 25 years.  I currently teach a wide range of students from complete beginners to established professional players.  I have a studio in Patcham, Brighton and use live acoustic drums for lessons.

I have also taught at the following institutions either as a guest or regular teacher:

  • A.C.M

  • B.I.M.M

  • Rockschool London

  • The Royal Military School of Music

  • Tokyo School of Music

  • Seoul Jazz Academy

  • Rockschool Shanghai

I am currently a degree lecturer at B.I.M.M in Brighton, as well a drum  tutor at City of London Freemen's School and Reigate St Mary's.  


I arranged much of the 2018 Hit Tunes syllabus for Rock School drum grades and played on the many of the various recordings. 


I am also pleased to be listed on Dom Famularo & Modern Drummer Magazine's List of recommended drum tutors. 


My work as a freelance drummer has included working with:

  • Take That

  • Kiki Dee

  • Kerry Ellis & Brian May

  • Beverley Knight

  •  Alexandra Burke

  •  Lulu

  • Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp

  •  Joe McElderry

  •  Dame Evelyn Glennie

  •  Michael Palin  Eric Idle of Monty Python

  • The Dhol Foundation

  • Dick and Dom

  • Joe Pasquale

  • Bonnie Langford

  • Peter Appleyard

  •  BryanAdams

  • Talvin Singh

  • Jennifer Saunders


National Tours and West-End theatre as chair or deputy include:


  •  The Rocky Horror Show

  •  Club Tropicana

  • Take That’s The Band

  •  Wonderland

  • Jersey Boys

  • Spamalot

  • Exposure

  • Love Beyond

  • Britain’s Got Bhangra

  • Sister Act

  • Ghost

  • Joseph

  • Pyjama Game

  • Calendar Girls,

  • Dirty Dancing

  • The Commitments

  • Wild Party

  • Shrek

  • Legally Blonde

  • 3 Steps To Heaven

  • Hairspray

  • The Bodyguard

  • Annie

  • The Great British Bake Off


I am delighted to endorse the Paiste cymbals, Protection Racket cases and the London Drumstick Company.


I have a BA (Hons) Contemporary Popular Music Degree and P.T.T.L.S and C.T.T.L.S teaching qualifications. I was taught initially by Marco Leone, Douglas Scott and Dr Ken Mailer.  I studied later with Dave Hassell for three years and then Mike Sturgis and Bill Bruford.​If you are looking for a drum tutor in Brighton with knowledge, educational skills and industry experience then get in touch via the contact form and let's go for it!

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