Testimonials

Don’t take my word for it! Find out what my students have to say about my drum lessons…

Eloise Orchard

“His kind reassurance and support boosts my confidence all the time.”

Allan has really helped me to aim high and achieve the grades I am aiming for. His kind reassurance and support boosts my confidence all the time.

Harley Richards

“He has an incredible talent…”

When it comes to drumming, Allan is the man! His passion and love for the instrument is immense and is always clear to see.
As far as knowledge of drums Allan will not only know it, but know how to teach it to you. He has an incredible talent of not just playing but inspiring as he does so; I couldn’t imagine learning drums with anyone else.

John Richards (Parent)

“His drumming skills and his ability to teach others are without question…”

Allan has been the drumming teacher for both of my children for many years and in all this time he has been reliable, friendly and extremely professional. His drumming skills and his ability to teach others are without question and I would happily recommend him to any budding musician.

Ben Peters

“He also got me through my grades 4 book quick and easy.”

Allan sees the potential in what we can do and helps us get better at what we like. He also makes drum lessons fun and lets us decide whether to do grades or just muck around on a song of our choice.
He also got me through my grades 4 book quick and easy. I passed my exam really really fast. He also saw that I could skip grade 5 and move to grade 6.

Morgan Smith

“Patient, supportive, clearly experienced and skilled…”

Allan surpasses the level of teaching that anyone should expect when it comes to learning the drums. Most importantly, I’ve never had a lesson which I haven’t enjoyed with Allan and at a comfortable pace of my own, he allowed me to achieve my second grade in drumming.
Patient, supportive, clearly experienced and skilled; I recommend Allan to anyone looking to get into drums, or anyone working towards their next grade.

James Ensby

“He makes lesson fun and interesting…”

Allan is the best teacher! He makes lesson fun and interesting and because of this I play in a very successful band. He deserves a great YouTube channel because he’s an all-round awesome drummer and teacher!

Robert Litten (DrumsTheWord.com)

“Take it from me, these are the lessons that drummers of all levels need to watch…”

Learning drums for your grades has never been easier. I know I’m biased…Allan and me are mates, but damn…I wish I had these lessons when I was learning back in the day.
Great advice, great teaching…and I haven’t even mentioned his playing yet! Take it from me, these are the lessons that drummers of all levels need to watch. God bless the internet!

Coosbay Music

“He’s an exceptional teacher…”

I had Allan as my teacher for years and he has taught me more than anyone else has regarding not only drums but music in general. He’s an exceptional teacher and his manner, patience and kindness is great for beginners to advanced drummers.
This guy is truly awesome and if you hear him solo, it’ll blow you away!

Russell Scott

“Well done!”

The presentation, pace and style of your videos really are excellent. Well done!

Jordan Averchenko

“With Allan I was able to make sure I passed without hesitation on all my grades…”

I can’t put a price on what I’ve been taught by Allan over the years with such a high quality service he provides. Within such a short space of time I was able to go from someone who never touched a drum kit to reading and playing grade 8 pieces.
With Allan I was able to make sure I passed without hesitation on all my grades, thank you Allan.

Tom Roe

“Allan helped me to progress and pass grade 8 as well as support me through music A-Level…”

I was introduced to Allan by my former drum teacher who was retiring from private lessons. I think it was obvious I was nervous but within minutes I felt comfortable with Allan as my teacher and it was so easy to build a rapport (something I wasn’t really able to build in my old teacher for years).
I had just completed grade 4 and Allan helped me to progress and pass grade 8 as well as support me through music A-Level.
The equipment and resources he has are so useful for learning and his teaching style is tailored to the individual need of the student. Overall great teacher and a great guy.

John Hancock

“As well as being an amazing tutor, Allan is a genuinely great guy.”

Throughout my years of drumming, Allan has been the best teacher I’ve had. He took me on at grade 4, progressing me up to complete my 8.
With his great tuition and support he also helped me gain a place within the Academy of Contemporary Music. As well as being an amazing tutor, Allan is a genuinely great guy.

Daniel Ivett

“Allan has so far helped me to pass 3 Trinity Rock & Pop exams…”

Allan is basically a tomato soup, so you got one funky ingredient, the tomato the key ingredient (his amazing teaching skills) with a topping of basil (his friendliness) goes really well together and these two flavours mix really well and that’s the key to his all-round great personality.
However if you had a terrible ingredient like a stinky sock with tomato it wouldn’t taste very good and you wouldn’t come back for more so if the tomato soup (Allan) is cooked to perfection then surely that means we all love him, right? Lol
Allan has so far helped me to pass 3 Trinity Rock & Pop exams, the latest being a Distinction for Grade 4! Thank you Allan!