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Professional Drum & Guitar Tuition

Southern Drum School offer professional drum and guitar tuition on a private basis across Hampshire & Surrey and Norfolk & Suffolk and online lessons via Zoom or Skype across the UK. Our tutors are passionate about nurturing and developing talent - whether you're a complete beginner or you have a good level of experience already! All lessons provided are done so in a structured, inspiring and fun way. Confidence and skills are developed from the first lesson. Whether you want to learn how to play your favourite songs or progress through structured grades, our tutors will tailor lessons to suit the individual. All our tutors are experienced and highly-qualified meaning you receive the best learning experience and tuition.

Principal and founder Dan Adcock, a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music and an experienced performing musician (as well as an experienced educator in schools) brings his love of playing to every lesson. Dan started Southern Drum School over 6 years ago and since then it has grown from strength to strength with pupils loving his young and fresh approach to tuition with all tutors bringing this same passion to lessons. Dan is passionate about nurturing and inspiring young learners and adults into achieving their goals, in a friendly and dynamic learning atmosphere.

Whether you're a new beginner wanting to get started with a fun, exciting and rewarding instrument, or someone who needs to get to the next level, we can help and nurture your playing. Join us today!

About the Principal



Andrew Murray

Learning to play the drums has been great fun during all this extra time we've had recently and I'm looking forward to carrying on as life goes back to normal. Dan makes it interesting and challenging without making it like school lessons! Any doubts I had about learning through Zoom/online were eased after the first lesson, the platform works perfectly and I look forward to continuing learning this way in the future.

Charlie Wildman

My twin boys (aged 9) have private guitar and drum lessons with Dan. They have never been so inspired and excited about learning anything. Dan is a great role model and is able to keep their learning fun, progressive and linked in with modern music which is inspiring for the kids. I can t recommend him enough - great value for money!

Jackie Hoare

Dan has proved to be a fantastic drum teacher for our 15 year old who is working towards taking his grade 8 Rockschool exam.  He uses a very comprehensive and encouraging teaching style and has built a good rapport with our son.  We find Dan reliable and all communications with him have been clear and positive.
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Rachel Coulthard

My two children aged 9 and 13 have been receiving weekly guitar lessons from Dan Adcock of the Southern Drum School for the last year.  Dan is always friendly and enthusiastic.  He makes every lesson fun so the children look forward to seeing him every week.  He has an excellent knowledge of music throughout the decades from today’s modern chart hits to the golden oldies of the 70s and 80s. He is very approachable and easy to get along with and has built a good rapport with my children.

Donna Paterson

Calumn has been having drums lessons for a few months now and he is absolutely loving Dan teaching him. Dan is full of passion and enthusiasm which Calumn thrives from. Calumn is now wanting to take GSCE and I'm sure Dan will make sure he pass with flying colours.
Dan is a trustworthy and polite gentleman. He never wastes time, when he arrives he's focused and dedicated to teaching Calumn.

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