Lesson Fees & Options


DrumLab UK believes in total transparency in regards to rates, terms and conditions. There is no ‘sign-in’ before you can view prices or convoluted agreements, and lessons are strictly one-on-one.

Whilst the DrumLab studio boasts the best facilities and instruction available, rates have been kept to a reasonable price. The goal being that DrumLab is accessible to all drum students to enjoy at every level and budget. Lessons can be paid through PayPal or invoiced with Bacs or cash and most commonly 30, 45, 60 minutes duration.


Extended block booking for sessions can be arranged. For example, a concentrated beginner course, or exam / audition deadline. 

Online DrumLab sessions through an enhanced Zoom platform are conducted in the same clear, concise an easily understood manner as the lessons in the studio.


All-inclusive comprehensive print and audio material are available as hardcopies in studio for practice or through a dedicated DropBox Online portal direct to your private DrumLab UK student directory.


30-Minute Lesson

A perfect starting point for youngsters and beginners or a course of 'refreshers' for intermediate players.

From the outset here are just some of the fun subjects you can expect to learn to assemble those essential building blocks of drumming:

  • Correct Drum Kit Setup

  • Stick Grips

  • Posture

  • Core Independence & Coordination 

  • Basic Rudiments

  • Introductory Rhythms & Fills

  • Counting & Timing Accuracy


45-Minute Lesson

A great middle-ground set of programmes with a more focussed study set and modules including:

  • An assessment of your current level

  • Hand & Foot Development

  • Drums Music Notation & Time Signatures

  • Core Technique & Applications 

  • Music Styles and Interpretation 

  • Dynamic Accuracy

  • Developing your Creativity 

  • Counting & Timing Accuracy


60-Minute Lesson

Although an hour lesson can just as easily be fully utilised for an extended beginner or intermediate student, this study period also serves to open a window to more advanced drums study. For an advanced, vocational or semi-professional student, DrumLab UK's Neill Ettridge can get you to where you want / need to be as player with programmes such as:

  • Music Style Analysis and Chart Interpretation 

  • Phrasing & SetUps

  • Speed Reading

  • Advanced Application of Technique

  • Ghost Notes & General Kit Dynamics

  • Advanced Ostinatos

  • Metric Modulation & Beat Displacement 

  • Odd Time Signatures 


A key block of 4 lessons is the standard and most popular option. This is the minimum package available (excluding a free 20 minute taster session for beginners)

Any less than 4 sessions will not yield sustainable results.

Blocks of 6, 8 & 10 lessons can be purchased with 5% discount off the standard package.