Tim York - Pro Drum Teacher

Drum lessons in Stroud, Mobile lessons in Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham and surrounding areas. Skype Tuition also available.


Over the course of the past four years, Tim has supported and encouraged me to develop in all areas of my playing. He is not only a practical teacher but has also helped my understanding and application of theory to grow. His focus on technique and fundamental skills has allowed my playing to become more natural, fluid and altogether more enjoyable. The learning environment is very relaxed and friendly, and the lessons are engaging and focused, an impressive feat for any teacher to accomplish. The lessons are well structured and allow for focus on pieces, technique and a wide array of offshoots to grooves or fills which not only have helped me in my own playing, but also introduced me to genres and styles I didn’t know I could play.
Tim is an excellent teacher who brings buckets of energy and enthusiasm to his lessons.  He is patient and calm and is skilled at keeping his students interested and focused.  Our son (aged 12) loves his lessons and has made great progress.
Matt and Charlotte
Having lessons with Tim played a huge part in my never-ending journey of learning how to play the drums. Right from day one, he instructed me with the correct technique and made sure the lessons were fun at the same time. He was keen on helping me with what I wanted to learn while teaching me other important skills and various styles of music which equipped me for the future as well as supporting me in achieving Rockschool grades to my full potential. Tim also has an in-depth knowledge of playing other percussive instruments, making electronic music in addition to music recording/production. On top of that, I believe Tim has a very positive approach to life and inspirational philosophies which greatly benefited my life in general. I highly recommend lessons with Tim whether you're picking up the sticks for the first time or striving to advance already acquired skills.
Sam (13) and Emma (11) have been with Tim for nearly 3 years and are gradually being transformed, from absolute beginners, into accomplished musicians. Each of them is on their own journey of musical discovery and I'm sure with Tim's passion and high standards they will get the most out that journey. It's simply amazing what they've already achieved.
Eric & Tina (parents)
Tim gives well organised, interesting and inspiring lessons with a thorough teaching of techniques. He uses a variety of teaching strategies and nothing is too much trouble. Tim is willing to be flexible and help you work on pieces of your choice.
I’ve been coming for lessons with Tim for 5 years. In that time I've learned a colossal amount of techniques, rhythms, grades, improving my timing, and things I did not even know existed. Look no further - he is an excellent teacher and a really nice guy. Roll on another 5 years!
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