Reading Drum Lessons

Drum Encounters – Drum Lessons For Ages 8+

Drum Encounters is a fun and innovative way to learn and play drums, designed to take the student from beginner to an advanced level. Open to anyone from the age of eight, Drum Encounters is ideal for those seriously considering a musical career and also for those who just want to relieve stress that’s built up over the day! Taught in groups of up to 8 students, Drum Encounters offers a unique way to learn. Nothing matches the exhilaration of eight people drumming simultaneously! The course combines the best elements of traditional one-on-one drum lessons with a creative, modern approach, resulting in unrivalled quality of teaching. As a member of Drum Encounters, you’ll learn to play in a state-of-the-art Yamaha drum studio, using the best Yamaha drums and practice pads. For those who don’t have a kit at home, Drum Encounters will be the highlight of the week! It’ll give you all the skills you need to bring the beat to your band!

Drum lessons in Reading are £12.00 per hour. The only other cost of the course is the accompanying book and CD, which is £20. This contains all course materials (including exam pieces) and will last approximately 6 to 8 months.  Subsequently you may progress to book 2 and so on…

Reading Drum teacher

Jon Scott
Jon Scott- Reading Drum teacherJon Scott has been playing drums for 14 years and has had a vast amount of live performance and studio experience. He has a real passion for teaching drums and has taught a variety of age groups at many schools throughout Berkshire. He has also led percussion and Samba workshops with large groups of children leading to many performances at The Hexagon venue in Reading.

Jon achieved a grade 8 distinction with Trinity Guildhall. He also achieved a 2:1 BA Honours Degree at The Academy Of Contemporary Music, where he had studied for over four years with many of the UK’s most respected drummers. It was here that he became familiar with a wide selection of genres and styles.

His original band ‘The Alpacas’ ( are a Soft-Rock acoustic band that are regularly performing in London and have recently recorded a music video.

As well as his original band Jon also plays gigs throughout Berkshire with his Function band ‘Groove X’, covering a wide range of genres from 60’s to present.

If you’re interested in learning the drums and meeting other like minded drummers don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Book Your Free Trial Drum Lesson at Dawsons Reading

Submit your details above and someone will contact you as soon as possible to arrange your free trial drum lesson.

Your free trial drum lesson at our Reading store will last approximately 30-45 minutes and gives a taster of the course. We will also explain the cost of the lessons and advise of available lesson times.

Free Trial Lessons (FTL) are open to anyone (providing they are above the minimum age) so it really is NEVER too late to learn. All of our Reading drum teachers have adult classes and in some cases operate mixed age classes so we really do have something for everyone.

Where a prospective student has previous experience the drum teacher may offer a free one-to-one consultation instead of a FTL, with a view to putting the student into an already existing drum class.

Please note that free trial drum lessons at Reading take place when there are enough students to fill a group, this may mean your details being kept on a waiting list until the next available FTL. Some of our music schools only offer lessons during term-time, where this is the case FTLs are held in term-time.

Free taster drum lessons are available to those who are not already existing students of Dawsons Music School at Reading. A taster drum lesson will be held by arrangement with the teacher providing the student is above the minimum age for the relevant course.

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