Rattle & Drum provide high-quality music lessons in Derby, UK. We currently teach drums, guitar, bass and keyboards. We have been offering music lessons in Derby for over 20 years and we are proud to have many past students who have gone on to have successful careers in music.


 We are incredibly passionate about teaching music, we know what a positive and satisfying journey it can be, and we are dedicated to helping you reach your full potential! We teach students of all ages - from young children to those taking up an instrument in retirement. Many of our students come to us as complete beginners but whatever your current ability we can help take your playing to the next level!


Years of Experience and Proven Results

At Rattle & Drum we offer music lessons in guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. Students of any age and ability are welcome, although we recommend that parents of younger children discuss suitability with a teacher before booking lessons. All of our teachers are very experienced both as musicians and teachers, and are fully DBS-checked. Lessons are booked in 30 minute slots - with 1 hour slots available at request - and are available at most times of the day, including evenings and weekends.

Top View of a Drummer

The format of the lessons can be tailored to suit your needs. If you want to work on a specific technique or learn a particular style we can help you achieve your goals. However, many students prefer to follow a graded course and we are proud to be affiliated with Trinity College London in offering their Rock & Pop syllabus.

The Trinity syllabus is the best Rock & Pop syllabus currently available. It is an excellent path to follow to learn your chosen instrument even if you do not intend to pursue the actual qualification at the end of each Grade. You will get to choose from a huge range of well-known songs as you learn to play, and you will develop the essential skills you need to become a well rounded musician.

In 2017 we became the Trinity Exam Centre for Derbyshire, and we are now one of the busiest centres outside of London. Should you choose to pursue grading qualifications you will be able to take your exam at the same place you have your lessons! We particularly recommend grading to all younger players as each grade is an internationally recognised qualification and provides UCAS points for further education in music.


To learn more about the Trinity syllabus for your instrument please visit their site for an in-depth look at what you will learn.



Dedicated Teaching Space With Great Equipment

Lessons at Rattle & Drum are based in our dedicated teaching facility in Derby city centre. We have six one-on-one teaching rooms running six days a week from morning to evening. All rooms are equipped with good quality equipment, ensuring we provide the absolute best learning experience possible. All drum lessons take place on full acoustic drum kits. We also have a larger room where Trinity Rock & Pop exams take place, as well as occasional small group classes.


We are located on Osmaston Road above the Rattle & Drum Music shop, next to Bradshaw Way Retail Park and just a couple of minutes outside the Intu centre. We have excellent public transport links and there are numerous car parks nearby.  


Our lessons are £15 for a half an hour one-on-one session. For most people this is plenty of time for your teacher to see how you are doing, provide guidance, and get you pointed in the right direction for all of that personal practice you will be doing in-between lessons! Longer lessons may be available if desired following discussion with your teacher.

For a limited time only we are running a special introductory offer of 4 lessons for £30. This is the perfect opportunity to sample a particular instrument to make sure it is the right choice for you/your child.

"Our 8-year old son has drum lessons at Rattle & Drum and he is absolutely loving it! He has progressed really quickly and enjoys the fact he is learning real songs. His teacher is enthusiastic and good at motivating him without being too pushy. We would highly recommend the lessons to anyone!"


77-81 Osmaston Road Derby United Kingdom DE1 2JH

01332 341414