Drum Lessons

Remote dRUM Recordings


Hi, I’m Nick, a professional drummer based in London, UK.

Playing drums is the best thing in the world, and whether it’s recording for artists, or teaching people how to play, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to make a living out it.

As a session drummer I’ve toured the UK and Europe, playing from small venues to big festivals. However, my focus is recording drums for artists all over the world, be it from my London studio, or working in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road, A.I.R Studios and others.

Similarly, I’m an experienced drum teacher and passionate about helping drummers achieve their goals. Published by Hudson Music, Modern Drummer, and Drummer magazines, I also constantly add new educational content on my blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram profile.

Scroll down to explore my website and find out more about all the services I offer…


Drum Lessons

Tailored lessons to your ability and goals

Whether you’re just starting out, have playing for a few years, or are an experienced played, I’m a drum teacher with years of experience teaching drummers of all ages, and levels, including S.E.N / neurodiverse students.

We’ll work at your pace, to your ability and needs, yet challenging and motivating you in the right ways to help you achieve your goals.

I offer drum lessons at your home, or from my studio in West London either in person or online. IMPORTANT: Due to coronavirus, all drum lessons are taking place online.

Follow the links below to find out more about how I can help you develop as a drummer!

Concepts Drum Book

A guide to essential drumset processes for the modern drummer.

My educational book offers drummers essential creative drumming concepts and processes to help take their skills to the next! These are presented in a simple, and easy to understand format, covering topics in Independence & Co-ordination, Creativity & Rudimental Applications, and Time & Feel Perception.

With this book, you’ll also be able to creatively explore your existing vocabulary in new and exciting ways, making your progress even quicker!

Chopzzz Pillowcase

The CHOPZzz pillowcase is a unique gift for drummers that makes practicing on a pillow more fun!

The functional design mimics a real drum set, with a snare drum, three tom-toms and two cymbals/hi-hats. Thanks to its mirror image layout, it means left-handed drummers can enjoy it too.

CHOPZzz - practice pillowcase for drummers
Chopzzz Pillowcase - Pillow gift for drummers

Remote DRUM Recording Sessions


Whether you’re after drums for a demo, a single, EP or full album, we’ll work together to deliver live drums tracks that match and support your vibe! And, regardless of where you are in the world, you’ll receive great results straight to your inbox.

As a session drummer, I work with artists and producers all over the world and across genres including Singer/songwriter, Indie, Gospel, Funk, Pop and Rock. We’ll work together to ensure you get great drums online, on time and affordably.

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“I worked with Nick on the Daisy Victoria EP that I produced at EVE Studios (Manchester, UK). He is a true professional and his creative input, standard of playing and attitude on the session were awesome.”

Dan Austin
Producer (Pixies, Reef)

Full Service Production

As a multi-instrumentalist, I CAN ALSO produce complete tracks for YOU.

As a composer, guitar and bass player too, we can work together to produce fully-realised song(s) based on your original ideas.

I can play on-site at your studio or, I can record your tracks remotely at my studio in Acton, West London.

drummer and producer

“Thank you again! Drums sound fantastic.”

Tim Pagnotta
Multi-platinum songwriter and producer (Sugarcult, Walk The Moon)

Drum Tech & Support

Expert drum tuning, setup and sourcing.

Working in world-renowned studios including Abbey Road, A.I.R, Eve Studios, Urchin Studios, and more, I’ve delivered excellent results for well-known and award-winning producers, engineers and artists alike.

I can make your drums sound like you want them thanks to my experience and understanding of tuning, equipment, environments, and good communication.

Similarly, if you’re looking for very specific sounds or instruments, I can source what you’re after and can deliver it at a great price thanks to my relationships with suppliers and specialists.

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Latest blog posts

Education, fresh perspectives, creative thinking.



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Should I play drums barefoot or with shoes?

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