Be the very best drummer you can be...


Make the right decision with an an inspiringly different drums lesson experience. In-studio at Henley-on-Thames or online to anywhere with audio-enhanced Zoom

Choosing the right teacher, time and place for drum lessons can be a real mission! 

With over 20 years of expertise & experience and a student track record second-to-none, DrumLab offers the solutions at one of the finest drums schools in the UK at great rates for in-studio or online sessions. 


The facility features cutting-edge equipment in a great environment with the best personalised and comprehensive drums lesson programmes available. All ages and levels - beginner to professional.

Lesson structures include one-on-one sessions (Enhanced DBS certified) at the studio observing all current Covid-19 protocols, as well as remotely with robust online sessions through a high bandwidth ZOOM platform with video and audio enhancements.

Experience the thrill of learning drums the right way, the first time at DrumLab and be the best you can be!

Call or text 07709 714517 / for a free intro!

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What's DrumLab All About..?

The aim of the new larger DrumLab facility is to fill a void in the music education arena specialising in the field of acoustic and digital drumming - sourcing the best material, equipment and variety of study programmes for all levels. We place an emphasis on correct, easy to understand sequential learning and the needs of each student.

At DrumLab, nothing is too much trouble to get a student where they want to be. All sessions feature a series of world-class contemporary modules to cater to aspirant drummers of all ages and levels - from beginner to advanced - at affordable prices and in the best and most comfortable studio environments you are likely to find. Every DrumLab student also has the opportunity to professionally record their favourite tracks for free when a sufficient level of proficiency is reached and take home a 'record' of their achievements!

Check out the DrumLab Facebook page for updates, as well as, the Gallery and Media pages to hear and see just a small number of the great students at all levels who have come through the DrumLab doors, plus Testimonials from present and past DrumLab students.

In-Studio and Online Options

DrumLab UK also features a fully comprehensive online facility through a high speed and high quality audio-enhanced ZOOM platform running identical programmes to the physical lessons, with all studies and audio accessed onscreen and downloadable through a dedicated DrumLab UK DropBox portal for each student.


This facility has been well-established long before the covid pandemic and is utilised for effective studio-to-home lessons as well as distance learning and overseas students 🖥   



A Bit About Me...

Neill Ettridge is the founder and principal at DrumLab UK.
Neill is considered to be one of the industry's most influential teachers and performers with a work profile that covers every corner of the international music business. Teaching credentials include in excess of 45 distinction-level students across all 8 Trinity College London grades + ATCL, LTCL & FTCL and a general pass rate of 94% in all drums practical curricula (Rock School / Trinity Rock & Pop / Trinity College London).

"I consider it an imperative part of teaching drums to come from a comprehensive professional playing environment. To be able to look, listen and impart the right information, objectively and correctly for students to truly excel at any level of development. Something paid and free generic video online instruction can never achieve."

Neill's professional playing profile include drummer for TV shows, The Voice and Idols TV series 1-6, Jerry Springer's Saturday Night & Shell Road to Fame as the regular house band member. He played for iconic bands, Mango Groove and Johnny Clegg in addition to recording and live dates with many prolific artists and numerous orchestral, corporate, TV and radio commercial engagements.
Neill has undertaken numerous international tours to Germany, Italy, France, USA, Australia and New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia with the Soweto String Quartet, top USA vocalist, Joseph Clarke, the JHB Male Voice Choir and Mango Groove. Amongst other notable engagements, Neill was invited along with two other musical luminaries to perform at the Moscow Conservatory and the Gdansk Jazz Festival in the jazz trio 'Light Years' alongside the John McLaughlin group. He also performed on drums in a landmark concert at the historical UK hand-over in Hong Kong back to China on July 1st, 1997.
Neill's current teaching activities include faculty member for Bell Percussion Academy in Chiswick and LCCM in Central London as well as drums and percussion instructor for Berkshire Maestros and Hillingdon Music Service. Until the recent lockdown, Neill recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and a fantastic band comprising some of London's best studio musicians, The Ministers.

DrumLab Endorsements & Equipment

DrumLab UK is proud to be aligned & internationally endorsed by the most respected percussion

brands in the world. 

DrumLab founder, Neill Ettridge plays a custom-designed signature model TX-NE-W drumsticks made by ProMark USA.

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