DrumBeats Drumkit & Guitar Tutoring……

Welcome to the DrumBeats web site which provides an introduction to our work with schools in and around Oxford and a useful central location for existing students and parents to pick up and request information.
Read about how DrumBeats started here
news!
  • DRUMBEATS DRUMS & GUITAR IN SCHOOLS…….lessons restart week beginning 30th October!

  • DRUMBEATS NEW COURSES AT SCHOOLS…….we're processing new courses & students ready for November, so look out for email updates!

School Timetables for new Term

New term Drum Timetables for term 2, 2017-18 are now being posted on website - look out for email info. School lessons will start during week beginning Mon 30th Oct.
Please note that you will be emailed once the timetable for your school is available but not sent a copy. Instructions on how to download your copy of the term's timetable will be included with email. Direct link to timetables here. If you need help, please email or call.

Private Drum Timetables & Weekly Availability

Wednesday sessions, 15.30-17.30:
Nov '17. 15.30 available.
Saturday sessions, 10.00-15.00: Nov '17. FULL
BUT please ask - off timetable & 'cover' slots may be available from September and usual 'floating' post-lunch lessons available if you are happy with booking week on week.

Holiday drum lessons and recording sessions - look out for info here

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Click on 2016 summer tracks to hear what we did last year. Hit ‘play’ or start the first and listen through the ‘playlist’…..
2016 summer tracks:
2017 summer tracks:
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It’s as easy as that! Just like recording your first hit track! Look here or email here if you want to try the next recording sessions.

Drumming highlight!
Intros and endings are usually glossed over, particularly endings that are more 'free-form' and down to a creative burst. Here are a few great ideas based around 6-stroke combos. Check out this Drumeo.com video!

schools & more….
DrumBeats offers drums & guitar starter courses at Wolvercote Primary, Oxford
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NEW SCHOOL - Wolvercote Primary, Oxford.
DrumBeats were invited in to school to run intro lessons for both guitar & drums which have been a huge success. Lessons will continue this term!
Contact here for more info re lessons at this school or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
DrumBeats offers starter courses at Warriner Secondary, Bloxham
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NEW SCHOOL - Warriner Secondary, Bloxham.
DrumBeats were invited in to school to run intro lessons which turned out to be a huge success. Lessons will continue this term!
Contact here for more info re lessons at this school or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
DrumBeats offers starter courses at New Marston Primary, Oxford
NEW SCHOOL - New Marston Primary.
We are just finishing up with our first starter courses at school and our new tutor, Will, has thoroughly enjoyed teaching groups of KS1 and KS2 children. Lessons will continue next term!
Contact here for more info re lessons at this school or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
DrumBeats provides starter drum courses at SS Philip & James, Oxford
DrumBeats will be back teaching drums at 'Phil & Jim's' soon so WATCH THIS SPACE! We offer starter courses and group or individual lessons.
Email for info.


Got to be 'The Total Rock Drummer' by Mike Michalkow. This starts you on note reading, takes you through note values & then takes you on a rollercoaster ride of all the popular music genres and their associated rhythms & fills. A great book to have in your library. Cost approx £12

DrumBeats develops tutoring in Wantage schools, offering lessons & shortcourses at King Alfred's
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After DrumBeats' success in tutoring at a number of Wantage primary schools, we are really pleased to be invited in to King Alfred's secondary to continue lessons with years 7 & 8.
We already have a number of our primary school children back in to lessons and happy to provide continuity between schools with their DrumBeats drumming!
Contact here for more info re lessons at this school or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
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OK, he didn't play the drums, but Albert loved to play violin in his spare time!

Three Wantage primary schools take on the new DrumBeats shortcourse...
Well, it had to happen…DrumBeats had to push the Oxford City boundary and take on the wilds of Oxfordshire!
We ventured to Wantage and found a not just one but three schools which were massively keen to take on the new DrumBeats short course for their children, ages year 2 - 6.
Of course, there was a storming demo to help get things rolling which met with enthusiasm from both pupils and teachers!
We are already upping the numbers of drummers in the south of the county, teaching at Charlton, Wantage and Millbrook Primarys. A big thank you to all the music coordinators in these schools for helping us launch the DrumBeats shortcourses.
Contact here for more info or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
DrumBeats runs term of drum kit short courses at Stanford in Vale Primary….
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DrumBeats run drums & guitar lessons at Stanford so look out for information via school & pick up an app letter from the school office!
Last year we started teaching beginner drum courses for children in years 2 - 6.
We were overwhelmed by interest and have been teaching at Stanford now for 2 years and are training up a great bunch of beginner drummers!
Contact here for more info or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
New study claims that drummers are more intelligent than….. everyone!?!
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….well, maybe everyone else in the band!
The news comes from a joint Harvard & Oxford universities study. But it’s also backed up by researchers in Sweden who found that drummers who kept a tighter rhythm scored better on a 60-question intelligence test. And, If that wasn’t enough, other studies added that rhythmic music actually makes people smarter.
Wow! That should make all us drummers feel happy!
DrumBeats provides starter drum courses at St Aloysius', Oxford
With a new drum tutor onboard, DrumBeats is back with St Aloysius inspiring children to play drums & percussion.
Elaine has now taken on drum tutoring here and already has a waiting list of students to start drumming!
DrumBeats are always starting new courses at St Aloysius. Contact here for more info or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
It’s a good therapy for anxiety, addiction and depression......read here
GarageBand - My recommended iPad music app
Developed by Apple, this is my current favourite iPad app. It is a total music workstation allowing the user to sequence from built-in synths, keyboards & samplers. It has a great drumkit which you can play 'manually' or create variable loops of rhythm using a 'rhythm grid'. It also has bass, acoustic & electric guitars, all of which can be played manually or automatically picked/strummed. Finally, it comes with a bunch of recorded loops to add in to your mix. Once you have recorded your masterpiece, you can even export it to the Mac desktop version of GarageBand.
A review can be found here or go straight to the Itunes Store.

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DrumBeats provides starter drum courses at St Barnabas', Oxford
DrumBeats launches new starter groups teaching drums at St Barnabas'. We offer starter courses and group or individual lessons.
Email for info.
DrumBeats runs term of drum kit short courses at St Joseph's Primary, Oxford….
DrumBeats running new starter groups teaching drums at St Joseph's. We offer starter courses and group or individual lessons.
Email for info.
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DrumBeats already runs its popular Summer Rock School and has run weekly Rock Schools too. Now, we can provide one-off group /band mentoring, helping get your groups of friends or serious musicians together and make music!
We've already run several short sessions in and around Oxford.
Think this might be for you, check further info here
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After a demo earlier in term 1, we were welcomed in to St Joseph's Primary to run 6 weeks of starter drum courses for children in years 2 - 6.
We were overwhelmed by interest and are now well underway with our short course.
We continue offering lessons at school and so contact here for more info or to see if we can provide sessions at your school too.
Why not take some drum lessons? Research points to neuro benefits of drumming....
Apparently, you should add drum lessons, or maybe another instrument, to your weekly schedules, to help grow your brain's neurones/connections.
It all has an effect on the 'corpus callosum' which effectively joins the two hemispheres of the brain.
Learn an instrument, whatever age, and you can 'light-up' and expand this area of the brain!
Good to run alongside your academic or work activities to keep your brain finely tuned!

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Contact:

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Email info@drum-beats.co.uk
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