Drum Lessons in Glasgow City Centre + Online Drum Lessons

Glasgow Drum Lessons

by Thomas Sutherland

COVID UPDATE: I am now doing in person drum lessons at Carlton Studios. All students are required to wear facemasks during the lessons. Hand sanitiser is readily available throughout the building and all drum kits are cleaned after each lesson. Alternatively we can do lessons online.

  • Looking to start playing drums and don’t know how?
  • Want to learn to play your favourite songs but not sure where to start?
  • Needing to develop more confidence in your playing (or yourself)?
  • Are you working on a specific piece and can’t figure out how to nail a certain section?

Then welcome to Glasgow Drum Lessons by Thomas Sutherland.

Teacher Thomas Sutherland at Glasgow Drum Lessons

Hi, I’m Thomas! I am a professional drummer based in Glasgow and offer drum lessons for students at all levels in my city centre drum studio and  online

I have been playing professionally for 9 years and teaching over 6. I love playing drums – nothing makes me happier than to sit down and play on a kit. Except for maybe teaching others how to do the same!

I am a passionate teacher, whether it is in my drum studio or for my other job – teaching English as a 2nd language. Through teaching I can share my excitement of drums and continually learn in tandem with my students.

I believe in daily focussed and productive practice and will show you how your playing will benefit from it. Together we will hone your creativity and find solutions to take your playing to the next level!

Now, you might ask…

Am I the right teacher for you?

Teamwork is key! I work with my students to figure out what you need help with, which areas you want to improve on and what your aspirations are. Together, we will make a plan on how you get there!

With a set of sticks, a practice pad and a small amount of daily dedicated practice you will be well on your way to playing your favourite tracks.

Who is Glasgow Drum Lessons for?

I teach students at all levels you don’t need any prior experience or skills.

I offer drum lessons for beginners as well as lessons for advanced players who need a change of perspective.

My drum lessons are suitable for all ages and I have experience teaching (young) children as well as adults.

What about more experienced players?

If you are more of an intermediate or advanced player and are looking for something specific please check out the subjects we can cover here.

Where is Glasgow Drum Lessons?

My Studio is located inside Carlton Rehearsal Studios on Carlton Place. It’s a 5 minute walk from Central Station on the other side of the River Clyde across the famous red bridge.

Do you offer online lessons?

Yes! Absolutely, I have also just finished learning Jeremy Schultz’s Beats form the Core Trainer Teaching Program which specialises in teaching online drum lessons. If you can’t come to my drum studio in central Glasgow for whatever reason, I can teach you online via video chat.

How much do drum lessons cost?

A one hour session costs £40 with a discount for block bookings of 4 or 8 lessons.

Or if you have any other questions please get in touch!

What can I expect from a lesson at Glasgow Drum Lessons?

The first step is for me to get to know you. I’d love to hear your story and chat about what music you like, your favourite bands and players.

Don’t worry if you are not sure about these things – we can figure it out together and I can give you recommendations on where to begin and who to listen too.

From there we will discuss what you would like to achieve. For example, would you like to learn some cool patterns and grooves to be creative with or focus on specific songs? Don’t worry if you want several of these or you’re not quite sure about your goals yet – we will figure it out together and I can help you choose your focus.

Once you have decided what you would like to achieve I will set clear and simple goals for you to work towards. You will work on them with me in your lessons, but also by yourself when you practice at home. I will show you exactly how to practice what we discussed in order to improve your playing.

After each lesson, I will send you a lesson plan with notes typed out in an easy to follow structure and emailed to you. That way you can easily refresh your memory about what we discussed in the lesson and my suggested practice exercises.

What if I don't have time to practice (enough)?

This is something I hear a lot from drummers. Figuring out how to make time for practice can be stressful without proper guidance.

There is stigma around practice: that you must do it for hours and hours on end to get good at something and see results. This is only true to an extent though. 

In my experience, it is far more beneficial to put in 5 minutes of practice everyday than 3 hours one day a week. 

No matter how busy you are, it should be achievable to take 5 minutes out of your day to practice an exercise. I promise you that once you develop this small daily practice habit, you will progress much faster – it might even motivate you to start spending more time practicing!

Over the years, I have tried hundreds of different practice methods & ways. This experience is your short-cut to a successful practice routine and I will show you exactly how you should practice to see the results you want.

It’s that easy!

Any questions or enquiries? Please get in touch!