Rhythmic Spirit

Music Education in Composition, Drums and Piano

Drum Kit Lessons in Rockschool and Trinity Rock & Pop Grades

Drum Kit lessons are avialable for both Rockschool and Trinity Rock & Pop Exams. These are from Debut Grade to Grade 8 and then performance diplomas up to Licentiate (Master Degree Level Qualification). Support and guidance is also available for the Rockschool teaching Diplomas.

Lessons are delivered one to one either in Nigels' studio in Chelmford, Essex. or via Skype. Nigel has been teaching drum set for nearly 20 years and has been a performer for over 30 years. Further information for both Rockschool and Trinity Rock and Pop exams is given below.

Rockschool Grades and Diplomas

Ability to Specialise

For every drum grade, students can plot their stylistic specialism, helping develop an in-depth understanding of the type of playing they identify with, whether this is pop, rock, metal, blues, country, funk, jazz or reggae.


Exciting Repertoire

Hand-picked tunes from some of the world’s biggest artists across a diverse range of genres, the Rockschool drums repertoire provide students with an expansive song choice to use in their exams and practice sessions.


UCAS Points

For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8.


Free Choice Pieces

In addition to the 6 pieces on offer in each of our grade books, students are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces that can serve as performance pieces for the exam. The criteria for each grade can be found on our website.

Performance / Teaching Diplomas

As a natural extension for those who wish to continue learning within the RSL system, both Teaching andPerformance Diplomas are available for accomplished musicians looking to develop industry-related skills and advance their musical knowledge.

Rockschool Teaching and Performance Diplomas are university-level qualifications that are self-study based, enabling you to integrate the qualification into your regular schedule.

Trinity Rock and Pop Grades

Performance is at the heart of Trinity’s Rock & Pop Drums exams: whether self-taught or taking lessons, learning for fun or heading for a career in the music industry, these exams will help you develop valuable playing skills and achieve your musical ambitions.


Our Drums song lists feature a huge range of songs spanning all contemporary styles, including: 


  • ‘No One Knows’ by Queens of the Stone Age, 
  • ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ by Alabama Shakes, 
  • ‘Uptown Funk’ by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, 
  • ‘Under The Bridge’ by Red Hot Chili Peppers and 
  • ‘Sir Duke’ by Stevie Wonder.

FEES:
1/2 hour = £13.50
1 Hour = £27