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Keyboard Lessons At
Rattle & Drum

Why play Keyboard?

Keyboard is incredibly versatile as both a solo instrument or as part of a band. You can bring the sound of an entire orchestra or brass section to the sound stage, play a supporting role with some subtle synth sounds in a pop song, or command silence as you perform your favourite piano concerto!

Whether you see yourself as the next Freddie Mercury belting our Bohemian Rhapsody, or maybe a Stevie Wonder or Lady Gaga, we will help you learn to read music. While this can appear daunting at first you will quickly come to understand musical notation and soon be rewarded by the wonderful sounds you are creating!

If you have ambitions to perform songs from your favourite artist, write your own masterpiece or direct your own theatre musical then playing keyboard is for you!

Is it suitable for me?


We welcome beginners of all ages at Rattle & Drum, we have many adult learners as well as younger players. We would normally recommend a starting age of around 7 years old for keyboard.

It isn't necessary to own a full size 88 note grand piano! Equipment is provided for your lesson but for home practice small lightweight keyboards are perfect to start out on.

While we love seeing the spark ignited in beginners we are also more than happy to assist players further along the path too! If you feel you've reached a plateau and need help to keep moving forward, or if you just want to polish up your theory or technique we can definitely help.

Why choose Rattle & Drum?

All of our teachers are experienced musicians teaching professionally, comfortable with teaching children and adults alike and all are DBS checked and fully insured.  


We have a dedicated teaching studio in Derby City Centre where we teach hundreds of students every week. We use the Trinity College London Rock & Pop syllabus with most of our students; it is a great path to learn the instrument and many students choose to study for grades, but this is not essential and you can set your own individual goals with your teacher if you prefer.

We are currently running an introductory offer of 4 one-on-one lessons for £40 so there has never been a better time to give it a go! Our standard price is £17.50 per half-hour lesson. If you would like to enquire about availability or require any further information please visit our Derby shop, call 01332 341414, email or contact us using this form.

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