Drumming: An invaluable hobby that transcends music 

What if I told you that drumming can: 

  • Strengthen concentration 
  • Increase working memory 
  • Heighten energy levels 
  • Soothe the immune system 

But can also… 

  • Minimize brain fog 
  • Subdue anxiety & depression 
  • Lower blood pressure 
  • Reduce cortisol levels 

And what if I also told you that you DON’T need a drum kit…

…or prior experience? Or ‘natural talent’? Or be a certain age to start? You’re probably thinking ‘’yeah, right…”. But with the Drum With Alex team as your guide, those ‘roadblocks’ suddenly don’t matter. 

“My daughter has had a term of drumming lessons with Alex. She always looks forward to it! He’s fun, patient and has taught her so much in a very short time. I always look forward to seeing what he has set for her to listen to.” 

Alice Docherty 

Keen on picking up the sticks?

Take a look at our values and see why you should Drum With Alex:


There is no greater joy than helping students uncover their musical aptitude – we are bananas about teaching!


Our tutors are highly skilled percussionists that want to pass their boundless knowledge onto budding drummers like yourself.


We are constantly inspired by our students and seek to return the favour through our innovative drumming experiences.


We understand that positive reinforcement and compassion make for the best teachers (and the best learning!)


Creating a fun, pressure-free learning environment is our prerogative above all.

Yearning to tap-tap-tap that hi-hat?
You’re in the right place!

FREE taster lesson available


We deliver 1-1 and group lessons at your child’s school. A sure-fire way to build focus, memory, musicality and self-esteem! Minimum age is 5 years old (Year 1). Schools we work with include:

  • Great Shefford 
  • Francis Bailey 
  • Winchcombe 
  • Hambledon 
  • Woolton Hill Junior 
  • Whitelands Park Primary
  • Thorngrove School
  • Wickham C of E Primary
  • St James’ CE Emsworth 

Suitable for all ages

Private Tuition

If you’re wanting to learn popular tunes, prepare for exams, or simply learn a cool new hobby, hit that button for our private face-to-face lessons and you’re off to a zooming start!

Location: Woolton Hill Church Hall, on the Berkshire/North Hampshire border, or from a private home studio in Kingsclere.

Online Lessons

We know your learning space is equally as important as finding your learning style. Creating a fun, pressure-free learning space is one of our 5 big values after all. For some that means practising drums alone. Or learning virtually.

But what if you’ve got an itching for the drums but can’t travel to in-person lessons, though? The DWA Family combats these “roadblocks” with our private online lessons service. We deliver immersive, 1-2-1 sessions via Zoom to bring a life-changing hobby directly to you.

Business owner?
Team Leader? How about these?


Solidify the bond amongst your co-workers with our corporate teambuilding sessions 


Explore one of the world’s ancient instruments with our drumming workshops

Introductory Drumming Experience

Dive deep into the wonderful world of drumming with our immersive introductory drumming classes

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What drumming does for you

(other than making you look cool) 

One of the best things about music is that it can be shared. Whether you want to play your favourite songs, learn different musical styles, or simply let off steam, Drum With Alex helps you realise your musical dreams. Our alumni have gone onto join bands and perform live shows. There are even DWA student performances at HMV Record store!

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