Start here

Welcome to the drum lessons section of the site. The lessons section is designed in 3 parts; a sight reading section, a solo section and a technique/rudiment section.

The idea is, that you would work (with help from a tutor) through the sight reading section on the snare drum. Then, apply those rhythms to the corresponding solo, and finally end with the technique/rudiment exercise. I recommend that equal time is spent on each exercise.

Practice makes perfect

My drum lessons are designed to develop all aspects of drumming at a progressive rate. If you don't practice sight reading and rudiments.... YOUR PLAYING WON'T DEVELOP AS WELL AS IT COULD!

Key to notation

In order to get the best out of these lessons you will need to be aware of the Key to notation. Once you have learned this thoroughly, you can proceed to the introductory level lessons.


Graeme Hare - drum teacher

Please contact me for rates and availability for drum lessons in Newcastle, Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland or South Shields, on 07901 707 436 or call Newcastle Drum Centre for more info on 0191 221 0301 (uk only).