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Lessons are taught in a fun, friendly and professional environment by hand picked tutors. All ages and abilities welcome. DBS checked tutors.

Child drum student holding a music exam certificate in studio. Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.


All lessons are tailored to suit your musical goals and preferences, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player.

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These are some of the different concepts that will be covered in lessons: Styles, Techniques, Sight reading, Creativity, Rockschool Grade Syllabus, Trinity Grade Syllabus.

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A collection of testimonials from students and parents

"Enthusiastic, kind," says my nine year old son who passed his Grade 3 with merit in December, thanks to Lewis. He's a great professional drummer and an excellent teacher who listens and adapts his approach to meet his pupil's needs - J.Karmali (Parent)


I established THE MUSIC BASE 18 years ago, with the aim of creating a fun and friendly specialist drum school, for aspiring musicians of all ages. Over 18 years later, many students who first started at THE MUSIC BASE have gone on to pursue a career in music and others continue to have regular lessons as a hobby fulfilling their love for the drums.


THE MUSIC BASE offers 1-2-1 tailored drum lessons, for all abilities from beginners just starting out to advanced players who are looking to sharpen up their skills. The main focus in lessons is to have fun whilst learning how to play a new instrument and improve your musical knowledge and skills.

Why the drums? The drums is an instrument which requires all four limbs to be doing something different at the same time. It is a great instrument to learn if you are looking to improve your coordination, rhythm, concentration and confidence. Whether you are looking to play along to your favourite song, take your mind off a busy day or aspire to pursue a career in music, the drums offer something for everyone!

Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out more and would like to become part of THE MUSIC BASE family.





Private Drum tutor in Aylesbury Wendover Tring Thame

I knew that I wanted to become a professional musician from my first drum lesson at the age of 9. Since then I have been fortunate enough to have performed at some prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium. I also played in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. I have played on various music projects including a UK top 10 album and was featured in UK magazine 'DRUMMER' for my teaching. 


I have studied with some of the world's best musicians (Chris Coleman, Jojo Mayer, Tom Meadows), as well as spending a year at the world renowned Drumtech studying Music Performance.

I teach students from 5 to 65 years old and enjoy being able to help each student achieve their individual goals. I teach Rockschool and Trinity grades for those looking to work towards their exams. 



Private drum teacher giving drum kit beginner lessons for children and adults Online

I have been obsessed with playing the drums ever since I went to a Deep Purple concert at the age of 10. I studied Audio Production at Bucks New University and have an interest and expertise in studio engineering. While studying, I was fortunate enough to tour the UK playing drums with several bands working on original music projects.


In the 20 years that I have been playing, I have studied with some incredible drummers including JP Bouvet and Dave Elitch (The 1975, Miley Cyrus, The Mars Volta)  

Since my studies, I have found a real passion and love for teaching drums to students of all ages and abilities. In my lessons I like to teach students how to play along to their favourite songs and master advanced techniques. I also teach the Rockschool & Trinity grades for those students who want to take their drum exams.


A collection of testimonials from students and parents

"Fantastic facility and Lewis is deeply committed to improving any drummer's ability. Having been a drummer since I was 12 and having had a break for 6 years Lewis took me through some key elements to get me back on my game. Couldn't recommend highly enough!" - B.Collier (Student)

'Lewis is such an amazing person. He's an amazing drummer, knows his stuff and is a brilliant teacher. He's so good with my daughter - he understands her and is always so cheerful, upbeat and encouraging. It's always a pleasure to take my daughter to his studio every week, which is also an amazing place! I am so glad we found Lewis. Thoroughly recommended and wouldn't go anywhere else.' - A.Esselmont (Parent) 

"Enthusiastic, kind," says my nine year old son who passed his Grade 3 with merit in December, thanks to Lewis. He's a great professional drummer and an excellent teacher who listens and adapts his approach to meet his pupil's needs - J.Karmali (Parent)

I'm a mid 30 something who has wanted to learn the drums for many years. Met Lewis 6 months ago and gotta say he's a great teacher. Very patient taking time to find out about your music taste and then teaching you skills and techniques along to songs that you love. Chilled out and down to earth he's always on hand to resolve drumming problems you might have. Highly recommended-I can't believe how far I've come in a short space of time - S.Lane (Student)

'Found Lewis in the Yellow Pages when looking for a drum teacher for my then 10year old son. What an awesome teacher with so much charisma and keeps Josh wanting to go back for more. In 9 months Josh passed his grade 2 with merit and started playing the drums in our church. I've observed Lewis teaching and he is so patient and makes learning so much fun. What a gem of a find.' - J.Ramcharitar (Parent)

'You're never too old to learn, and Lewis is a great teacher old or young. I had my first lesson with him as a present two years ago, and went along not really that interested .. Was totally hooked and never looked back. I love my drums and my weekly lessons, thanks Lewis.' - S.Oakley - (Student)





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