Drum lessons in Bournemouth

Billy is a patient and friendly drum tutor, who has 12 years teaching experience in the Dorset area.

Lessons take place in his drum studio on Southbourne sea front, a 10 minute drive along the beautiful coast from Bournemouth.

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Feedback from my students in Bournemouth & Dorset

  • "We are really pleased and happy the way you are teaching our son, we couldn´t wish for a better teacher. It´s such an inspiring and motivating teaching style you have which is responsible for his progress, who is usually not easy to impress or motivate"
  • "Thank you for being so patient with me. Your way of teaching has really helped, I would never have been able to play some of the songs I am able to now without you."
  • "I really look forward to each lesson. Billy makes each one fun and I get loads of music to practice to with some of my favourite songs."
  • "After not drumming for about 20 years I've gained a different perpective of the instrument. I now have a structured way of improving my skills, how did I go without drumming before?"
  • "Hi Billy, thank you for preparing our daughter for her drum exam. She thought her nerves had got the better of her but she was so pleased when we received the results."


www.billybaker.co.uk - Billy's home page
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About Billy

  • 12 years teaching experience of all ages
  • BA Honours degree from the Academy of Contemporary Music
  • DBS Checked and subscribed (The new CRB check)
  • NSPCC & Hampshire CC Safeguarding children certified
  • £10m Public liability insurance
  • Level 2 in Equality & Diversity
  • A member of the Musicians' Union

Billy is committed to ongoing development to improve performance and knowledge through regular training.


  • All ages and abilities
  • Beginners to Grade 8 taught
  • Tailored lessons to each individual
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Basic coordination to complex linear patterns
  • Fun play alongs with popular songs
  • Playing with a click/metronome
  • Reading, listening, rudiments & technique.
  • Trinity Guildhall, Rock & Pop and Rockschool taught
  • Excellent exam results with high percentage of distinctions
  • Learning difficulties tailored for

Whether you want to drum for fun and learn a new skill or take your playing to the next level, lessons can be structured to achieve your musical goals.

Prices for drum lessons in Bournemouth

  • £20 for 45 minutes
  • £25 for 60 minutes
  • £35 for 90 minutes

Lesson fees are subject to mileage and annual review. Payment accepted in advance: cash, cheque and bank transfer.


To ensure lesson are run smoothly and that bookings are made in good faith full lesson cost will be charged with less than 24 hours notice.


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