Tom Vallely
Dorset, South West England
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Teaching Location:Bournemouth, South West England, BH2 6DQ
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About Tom Vallely

Hello and thanks for visiting my Drum Teachers page.

I offer drum tuition to students of all ages and abilities. Learners with special educational needs are welcomed.

In the lessons, a comprehensive range of drumming styles and techniques are practised. Topics studied include rhythm, the rudiments, grooves, fills, tempo, musical notation, repertoire development, improvisation, dynamics, ear training, ensemble preparation and sight-reading. Furthermore, the internationally recognised Trinity Rock and Pop, Trinity Guildhall and RockSchool drum grade syllabuses can be covered if you wish. 100% of my candidates have achieved success in their exams.

Above all we have fun. The lessons are individually tailored to help each learner achieve their desired musical goals and realise their drumming potential.

1-1 lessons can be arranged at your residence in Bournemouth / Poole or at the fully equipped drum studios of Absolute Music:
Online lessons can now also be provided using FaceTime, Zoom or Skype.

I am LSCB / NSPCC / Bournemouth County Council Safeguarding Children Certified and hold an up to date DBS check certificate. I have public liability insurance.

Drum Lessons in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and the nearby surrounding Dorset/Hampshire areas.



  • FdA Popular Music
  • PTTLS Level 4
  • BTEC National Diploma in Music Practice
  • NCFE in Music Technology
  • Grade 8 Drum Kit
  • A* GCSE Music

Performance Experience: 

I have acquired a wealth of industry experience performing and recording around the world in a diverse range of musical ensembles. Highlights include performing with Ben Waters, Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Derek Nash (Jools Holland), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), Dennis Greaves (Nine Below Zero), The Accolade, Bournemouth Concert Brass, The Dowlands, Lychgate and the Pipes and Drums of the Scots Guards.

Teaching Experience: 

For twenty years I have had the opportunity and privilege to teach drumming and music in a number of schools, colleges and universities. I currently teach at Lytchett Minster School, Poole High School, The Bishop of Winchester Academy, Absolute Music, and the Bournemouth Academy of Modern Music.

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