Our Tutors

Our Tutors

Here at Drum Lessons Leeds we are really pleased to work with a second brilliant drum tutor, Barney Riley, to continue to provide lessons for the high numbers of students in Leeds interested in learning to play the drum. He is an extremely experienced drummer, able to tutor students of all ages and abilities - to find out more about what Barney can offer check out his profile below:

Barney Riley - Drum Tutor

Drum Lessons Leeds Teacher Barney Riley

Hello! My name is Barney and I’m a professional touring drummer, session musician and writer based here in Leeds. Having recently graduated from the Jazz course at Leeds College of Music, I’m now currently working with two notable original projects in Eaves and The Jenova Collective, while I also work regularly as a free-lance recording artist and performer.

In accordance with my own craft I’m an equally passionate teacher and fully devoted to sharing the skills and knowledge that I’ve accumulated. I have taught a host of different students of all ages and abilities and have similarly been taught by a host of different teachers. I’m familiar with all the stages of progression and well equipped to help you with all the obstacles musicians strive to overcome.

Over the years I have played in big swing bands, jazz quartets, symphony orchestras, brass bands, rock/punk/ska bands and countless covers groups… you name it! As a result I have acquired an extensive and broad understanding of drumming, furthered by a vastly diverse appreciation for all kinds of music. I teach all styles and all abilities and as I get to know you can draw upon different methods of teaching to suit the individual.Below is a track from the Jenova Collective, the electro-swing band I drum in - enjoy!

If you’d like any more information about me or my lessons or want to ask me anything regarding your interest in drumming please get in touch by emailing me on info@drumlessonsleeds.co.uk.

Become a Drummer

My lessons are specifically designed for each individual student and focus on two main things: my student's enjoyment and overall experience of drumming and making their learning efficient as possible. This certainly means that we'll be covering all genres of music in lessons and especially the type of music you love to play and listen to; so whatever your age or drumming experience, I am here to teach you the drums and take you to that next level!

To arrange your first lesson, send me an email or call me on 0113 534 6740.

Ali is a talented drummer with a natural gift of being able to teach. His engaging and exciting lessons help students of all ages, musical styles and ability progress with speed when learning the drums!

Professional Drumming Tuition All Genres covered. All Playing Styles Explored. All Ages Welcome.