Drum lessons at sloandrums.com
Lessons are available on a daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or ad-hoc basis.
Email lessons@sloandrums.com
Call 0131 665 1465 or 07932 365 926

Drum tuition takes place in the sloandrums.com purpose-built drum studio in Musselburgh, East Lothian. This is within easy reach of central Edinburgh by train, bus or car. Home tuition is also available for an additional fee.

Lessons are available to students of all levels from beginner to advanced. Students can choose to follow a customised lesson programme specific to their drumming requirements or follow graded programmes such as the acclaimed Rockschool grades from debut, through 1 to 8. We also offer specialist courses on topics such as latin beats and rhythm section workouts.

Lesson Rates
30 minutes £15
45 minutes £22
60 minutes £29

For home tuition, add an additional £26 per lesson to the above rates.

Our drum tutor, Terry Sloan, has been described in the Edinburgh Evening News as "a direct, unfussy performer" with "nimble fills and in-the-pocket timing". He has been playing drums for more than 25 years and in that time has recorded and performed within many settings ranging from musicals, jazz orchestras and big bands through to pop, rock and new wave groups. Terry has enhanced disclosure.

"I would have no hesitation in recommending Terry as a drum tutor. In just over 5 years Terry has tutored me from a complete novice to a grade 8 drummer. His lessons provide a good balance of technique and performance skills across a wide variety of genres. His patient approach helps when difficulties in techniques or pieces occur. Terry’s lessons are well structured and always provide a piece of revision material after the lesson. A first class tutor!"
JL, East Lothian, Scotland
"Pleased to let you know AB got a merit in his grade 8. He got 82 just 3 marks off a distinction. Thanks again for getting him this far in such a short time!!"
JB, Moffat, Scotland
"Terry tailored the lessons specifically for me to target areas where I would see an immediate improvement. The band now say that they can tell when I've been for a lesson because my playing is significantly more imaginative and exciting."
JT, Edinburgh, Scotland
"It is a fact that you (Terry) are a real inspiration and that you always motivated me to carry on even though I am not naturally talented. I never lost heart but always felt more determined and keen to progress after every lesson. Your patience and skill in teaching, the way you encourage and motivate your pupils, the fact that one never feels stupid or inadequate even after making the same mistakes several times over again and you just finding different ways of overcoming a particular problem makes you one of the best teachers one could find. But it is not just from pupils, it is other great drummers that have a great deal of respect for you."
MM, East Lothian, Scotland
"Thanks again for your lessons, which have helped me a lot, and good luck with Jafala - I've got a google alert setup so that I don't miss the next gig!"
GM, Edinburgh, Scotland

Here's some tuition resources such as drumming videos and sheet music to help you develop your drumming skills further.