Drum lessons

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Beatbox provides high quality drum tuition in a fully equipped and soundproofed teaching facility that includes a full acoustic PDP drum kit, electronic drum kit and numerous percussive teaching aids.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, what kind of music you like or if you’ve never picked up a pair of drum sticks before in your life, all we care about is that you are excited about drumming.

Lessons are relaxed, informal and flexible. We believe learning to play the drums should be fun, but we will also push you to improve and become the best drummer you can possibly be. You will learn everything from the basic rudiments to how to perform head turning fills and complex arrangements.


“I love being a drummer. Everyone thinks you’re dumb.
What they don’t realise is that if it weren’t for you, their band would suck.”

Dave Grohl



Drumming is about more than counting to four…

A drum kit is a musical instrument and at Beatbox you will learn how to play it. Lessons cover all aspects of drum playing, including:

  • Basic techniques, posture and warm ups
  • The fundamentals of good timekeeping and finding a groove
  • Essential drum theory
  • Reading music and sight-reading
  • Different styles of drumming
  • Caring for your instrument

All pupils are given the opportunity to play along to pre-recorded songs, both on the acoustic and electronic kit.  We also provide pupils with the chance to play along with other musicians in a band situation, which really adds an extra dimension to music lessons at Beatbox that you won’t get elsewhere.   Plus it usually leaves the students buzzing with excitement!

Pupils do not need to have a drum kit at home, but as a minimum we would suggest they have a practice pad or something to tap on.   If you want any advice on what to purchase for home use, we’re happy to help.


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Meet the tutor…

Mads Murphy has been drumming since she was 11 and has a Performance Diploma from the Drumtech school of music, London. On returning home to Rugby, Mads started teaching drums on a one-to-one basis. After years of teaching from her living room, Mads and her husband James opened Beatbox studio in 2010 to cater for the ever increasing number of drummers coming for lessons. Mads currently teaches Monday to Friday at Beatbox Studio.