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About Jon | Jon Riley Drum Lessons 

With an incredible background as a professional player and with over 30 years of drumming experience Jon brings both skills and expertise to those wishing to begin or progress a passion for drumming. Helping you to believe & achieve!

Jon is the drummer for the Top Midlands function band Hi-Fi Drive By


All aspects of modern drumming are covered in a comprehensive and structured manner. 


Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced player, and regardless of age, you are guaranteed to make fast progress and be challenged to reach your full potential.


Each lesson is tailored to the individual to ensure the most effective results, all in a fun and relaxed environment.


For younger students I can ensure that they are playing and understanding within the first lesson.

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What some happy drumming students say:  

My son has a drum lesson with Jon every week. Jon has a excellent studio setup and lots of equipment he uses to help teach with.
A very experienced musician with lots of knowledge to pass on to his students young or old. Very friendly and whilst teaching makes it fun as well.
If you are a complete beginner or just wanting to improve your drumming i would definitely recommend you give Jon a call.

Simon W.

Great set up and a friendly atmosphere with a focus on enjoyment while working towards grades and other goals. Very empathetic teacher who works slowly to iron out any problems, I feel like I've improved a lot with Jon and would recommend him to any aspiring drummer.


Cameron B.

Having taken the plunge to achieve a long held ambition, I contacted Jon to arrange lessons. Jon made it very easy, & his friendly, patient encouraging style, has got me to a stage where I can hold down a tune in a short space of time, & am now reading music! Jon’s enthusiasm & technical knowledge make his lessons hugely rewarding & is the highlight of my week!


Dan Valencia

Jon has been teaching my son drums since he just turned 7. I cannot recommend him highly enough! He is patient, fun, thorough and extremely supportive. He helped us source a drum kit for our son and set it up for him, he has sent follow up emails every week and is always there to answer questions. For anyone who is learning/ wants to learn; the relationship with your teacher is paramount to your success. You will not go wrong with Jon Riley. One word - fantastic.










 My daughter Maddie wanted to have a go at drumming so we got in touch with Jon for lessons ... and since she was going I thought I might as well have a go myself. Jon has a great manner and teaches with a sense of humour that appeals to both kids and adults. With 2 kits set up Maddie and I were able to learn side by side, which was both fun and helped us drive our learning through friendly competition. If you are thinking about trying drumming lessons for you or your kids then STOP thinking about it and try it with Jon ... you'll be hooked!"


Ed and Maddie C.


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