Our aim is to motivate and educate drummers old and new via online tutorials and private one to one drum lessons at The Drummer Factory studio in London.

Meet Your Teacher Sass

“When I was a kid I wanted to be a drummer. Why? Well drumming seemed like a cool thing to do at the time. Later I realised that there was more to it than just being cool. I’m not sure why music makes us feel the way we do, it’s still kind of a mystery. The more I played, the more I didn’t want to stop, and the more I learned, the more I was thirsty for more. All it takes is some curiosity, a bit of hard work and a point in the right direction.”

Sass graduated from the Academy of Contemporary Music in 2004. With a BA Honours Degree in Drums under his belt and has since been establishing himself as a session drummer around London. From recording sessions for films, to performing live, his experience in all aspects of drumming has given him the ability to assist drummers in finding a clear way along their musical development.

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What do the drum students have to say?

  • Have been taking lessons with Sass for over a year now, and have improved greatly over that period. Lessons are always varied and interesting, combining technique, music reading and learning new songs. Definitely recommend to all levels.

  • The Drummer Factory is fantastic value for money. I don’t know how many other drum tutors would go to the effort of tailoring a bespoke curriculum for each of their students. Sass gets the rudiments down and makes sure his students know exactly what they need to know in order to become a solid drummer, but he also allows them to lead some of the classes and express themselves in ways that benefit them the most during lessons. Whether you want to learn Jazz or Metal, Classic Rock or Reggae, Blues or Hip Hop, The Drummer Factory can teach them all with proficiency and flair. I’d never need another teacher.

  • My son and I have been taking lessons with Sass for nearly a year now, and I have no hesitation in recommending him. Lessons with Sass are very well structured to cover a range of skills and techniques, and there is a very clear progression from one lesson to the next. Sass has a great understanding of music, and can play many different instruments. He brings this variety to the drum lessons ensuring that his teaching is practical, fun and highly motivating.

    Crispin & Noah
  • I have been going to drum lessons with Sass for about 5 years. Sass is keen to understand what you are interested in playing and will tailor lessons accordingly. My lessons are a mix of technical work, ear-training, playing various new rhythms or covers, and improvisation. I have covered a wide range of styles including rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, reggae, blues, jazz and jungle/drum & bass. The studio room is well-equipped with a top-of-the-range V-drum kit and an acoustic kit. My playing has progressed a lot and I enjoy all aspects of the lessons.

  • The classes are great for all levels because they take into account each pupil´s level, interest and learning pace. I´ve been taking them for a little less than a year and I feel that I´ve learnt so much while having fun. When I first started I didn´t know anything about reading music and learning with a method, but I feel that I´ve started to incorporate that even though I didn´t think it possible. I recommend The Drummer Factory to anyone interested in learning drums no matter the level or music genre they are interested in, they are great!

  • I am eight years old and go to drum lessons with Sass. It is the best day of the week when I go for my lesson. He is kind and patient. I have lots of fun when I go there.

  • My son has been going to the Drummer Factory for some time now, and always seems to enjoy it. He can be very picky but not only does he enjoy his lessons, he practices without being asked. Credit to Sass helping him make real progress.

  • I have been having lessons with Sass for a couple of years. The thing I most appreciate is his ability to guage what works best for you as a student. He flexes the lessons to blend technique development with motivation and interest. I've been playing in a rock covers band for the last 3 years and Sass has substantially enhanced my performance in the band through helping me with the most effective grooves and fills.

  • Sass is a great teacher, very patient and talented. I am 10 and have been going to him for 1 1/5 years, I have learnt a lot and just graded with merit!

  • It is awesome how fast I learn to play drums. It is a good experience.


What Do Drum Lessons Involve?

Technique, Co-ordination, Listening, Live Performance, Reading Music, Creativity and Improvisation.