I work with a wide range of ages and can offer tuition whether you are completely new to the drums, or are simply looking to boost your skill level and musicianship.
I currently teach at Alperton Community School in Wembley & The Dan Tien Performing Arts studios in Watford, as well as offering private lessons and coaching to any age or ability, online or in-person. I am fully DBS-checked.
Interested in graded exams? I have entered countless students for both Rockschool & Trinity syllabi. My students have a 100% pass rate, with the vast majority attaining merit or higher.
Have no interest whatsoever in grade exams? I will create a custom syllabus to help you achieve your goals, weaving fundamental instrumental skills into whatever music interests you.
As part of all my lessons, you will receive exercises tailored to you, full transcriptions of any songs you’d like to learn, education on general musicianship skills (e.g. how to chart/learn songs yourself, how to play with other musicians), and much more.
Here are just a few testimonials from both students and my own mentors.
Kell has been teaching my son for over a year and I have nothing but high praise. His drum lessons are one of the week’s highlights. Kell has a relaxed and engaging manner that puts the student at ease and makes learning a fun experience. I couldn’t recommend Kell highly enough.
John Shearer, Drummer (Steve Hackett, Moon, tutor of Craig Blundell and Jamie Wollam)
Kell as a musician soaks up, and more importantly, acts on knowledge. In the years I’ve taught him he has shown immense dedication, and I can totally recommend him in both attitude and talent to deliver fantastic lessons for other students.
Kell is an excellent tutor. Both my sons take drum lessons from Kell and they thoroughly enjoy it, his lessons are engaging and fun. Kell is very professional and great with kids. I would highly recommend Kell to anyone interested in learning drums.
Jon Harris, Drummer (Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Odyssey, Roachford, and ICMP tutor)
I highly recommend Kell as a private tutor. He is a hard working, passionate, and trustworthy individual and a well trained and accomplished drummer.
Kell is a fantastic drummer and a great drum teacher with a natural teaching style that appeals to students of all ages. I would whole heartedly recommend him.
I would definitely recommend Kell if anyone is thinking about taking up drumming lessons. Kell teaches myself and my son and is excellent with both of us, he is very patient he works hard on all the technical aspects of drumming but keeps it fun. It is a very enjoyable and rewarding lesson each week, and we are lucky to have found him. Don’t delay and get in touch if you or your kids want to get drumming!J.M, Student
Kell is amazing!
My daughter was a newbie to drums but was adamant that it was an instrument she wanted to learn. He’s so patient with her and a great teacher. She’s been learning for about 6 months and has grown in confidence, and learnt so much!