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Newcastle based
drum school

Dedicated to Delivering
First Class Music Education to the North East

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First Class Music EducationFor All Ages

Founded in 2020 by professional drummer and teacher Tom (BA Hons, Mmus), Newcastle School of Drums offers drum tuition to all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to highly advanced musicians and anyone in between.

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About Tom

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  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music (Newcastle University)
  • MMus Masters Degree in Music (Newcastle University)
  • Drum Kit Grade 8 Trinity College London (Distinction)
  • Enhanced DBS Check (can be viewed on request)

Lessons are taught at our state of the art studio in Newcastle, minutes from the city centre and easy to access with free parking on site. The studio also benefits from a waiting area for parents / siblings etc. Lessons are student led and whether your goal is to learn your favourite songs, learn more about music, pass a graded exam or become a professional musician, we can help you achieve your goals.

Tom has vast knowledge of both Trinity College syllabus’ as well as RSL (Rockschool) and has entered multiple students from debut grades all the way to 8, with a 100% pass rate. The studio is packed with drums, as well as many other tools which aid in learning. Students are often invited to various events and we host our own showcases at music venues in Newcastle, most recently at the Cluny, giving everyone the chance to show off their new skills.

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  • Tom has been tutoring me for the last 8 months or so and I can’t recommend him highly enough. Extremely patient, flexible with his time, and has a great way of explaining or demonstrating something in various ways to help you understand it. I’ve gained some great tips, knowledge and skills over the past few months, and it has been worth every penny.’



  • My son Andrew has been under Toms tutelage for well over a year and has thoroughly enjoyed Toms patience, enthusiasm and teaching methods. Tom has always been flexible with times and cancellations when on occasion things crop up. He has been involved in organising a number of enjoyable events for his students, including a drumming recital in front of an audience, which all this pupils enjoyed. He has passed his grade 4 exam and is awaiting the results of his grade 5. Tom also has structured lessons to give my daughter a great introduction to drumming to help her achieve her Duke Of Edinburgh Silver award. The facilities are great, with acoustic drums, plenty of room and parking facilities.


    Parent of Andrew

  • Son loves attending never have to drag a teenager out on a Sunday morning to play and learn Drums has been for a few years with Tom really loves it, would recommend to anyone.


    Parent of Brandon