News Archive


Drummer Required For West Midlands Band

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The band ‘Awake By Design’ are looking for a semi-professional drummer to fill the position within their already well established group. They are a symphonic/ melodic metal band due to release their second album within the next couple of months and looking to tour with a committed drummer....

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Drummer Ringo Wanted a Beatles Reunion

Monday, March 30th, 2015

My Drum Lessons has been informed that in a brand new interview, Ringo Starr has expressed regret that the Beatles didn’t reunite before the death of John Lennon in 1980. Drummer Starr revealed that the individual band members had discussed the possibility of reuniting, but never got around...

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‘Shiva’s Headband’ drummer dies.

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Richard Finnell, Shiva’s Headband drummer, has unfortunately died at the age of 69. Finnell, who played drums with the psychedelic rock band Shiva’s Headband in the late ’60s died Saturday, Feb. 21, at his home in Austin. Born in McAllen, Finnell graduated from the University of Texas...

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Would you like like a private drum lesson with drummer JP Bouvet?

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

We are delighted to announce that our drum tutor at Leeds Drum Academy has arranged a master class with top drummer JP Bouvet on the 19th April. JP (Jean-Pierre) Bouvet is the drummer of Helicopria, Dave Mackay Group, and “Drew and JP.” After studying at Berklee College of Music for two...

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Nearly Time To Do Your Drum Teacher Tax Report

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Drummers don’t tend to be too keen on doing their tax returns, so here is some basic advise for dealing with the HMRC when planning and doing your self assessment. Most self employed drum teachers start their tax Year from 5th April so now is a good time to start planning how you are going to...

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Bringing Drummers Together All Around The World.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Our friends at Global Drum Network has announced the release of Episode 7 of its highly-acclaimed podcast, featuring the exclusive interview with percussionist extraordinaire Pete Lockett. Probably the finest world percussionist on the planet, Pete’s CV features work with people not only...

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Could A Drum Machine Replace Drummers?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The live drummer could be an endangered species in today’s popular music. Modern post-production makes it extremely easy to substitute programmed drums for an imperfect human performance, or even to buff out errors from a live take. Increasingly, a good drummer is simply an after thought for...

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Vicky O’Neon Joins Premier Drums

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Originally from Finland, Vicky is a London based female drummer and percussionist who has performed extensively across the UK and Europe with various acts, as well as with acclaimed film composer and music producer Hans Zimmer for his Live Concert Series alongside American singer-songwriterPharrell...

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Female Drummer Wins Polar Music Award

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Deaf drummer and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie will share the 2015 edition of the Polar Music Prize with country singer Emmylou Harris. The award committee made the announcment last week. They will be honored by Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm on June 9, and will receive...

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Twisted Sister Drummer Dies

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Sad drum news to report. A.J.Pero the drummer for Twister Sister has passed away. Here is what the band members have said on their website:”Today I lost a brother. Anthony Jude Pero passed away. A.J. was the final piece in a band that would become an international sensation and one of the greatest...

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Ian Paice (Deep Purple) to give our tutors FREE drum lessons

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Saturday 21st March (and on Sunday 22nd March at some venues) is Learn To Play Day. The day when rock stars, musicians, celebrities, local dignitaries, musical instrument manufacturers, music teachers, music shops and venues, and many, many more, all come together to deliver thousands of FREE taster...

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Drum Teacher Bruce Crump Dies

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Drummer Bruce Hull Crump, Jr. (July 17, 1957 – March 16, 2015) was the original drummer with the rock band Molly Hatchet from 1976 to 1983 (including their 1980 hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster” ) and 1984 to 1991. He also played as a member of Canadian band Streetheart in the...

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Female Drummer To Do A Sponsored 24 Hour Drum Marathon.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Drummer Moni Lashes is needing to raise money for her sick Father by doing a 24 hour ‘drum-a-thon’. So who is Moni Lashes? This is what she told us; “To put it short and sweet, I am Moni Lashes, and I love to drum.  I’ve played drums all of my life, and I am the drummer/stick...

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Carmine Appice interview talking about playing for Pink Floyd

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

More of our great interview with the legendary Carmine Appice. Here he talks about the time he got a call to play with a band and was surprised to hear that he was taking on the Nick Mason drummer role with the band. He also mentions the Pink Floyd album and tracks he played on. This is the last video...

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Drummer Mike Portnoy Get Fan Backlash After Slateing The UK’s NHS!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Drummer Mike Portnoy stirred up a massive debate after severely criticizing a UK hospital for not offering him adequate service. Mike’s initial Facebook post reads: “A very special NO THANKS to the staff at the Whittington Hospital for NOT seeing me regardless of telling them that there...

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