Brian Bestall
Yorkshire, South, Yorkshire & Humberside
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Telephone:0114 2660445
Teaching Location:Sheffield, Yorkshire & Humberside, S10 1NT
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About Brian Bestall

Lessons with Brian were always fun and relaxed, and he always challenged me to look at material with different approaches and applications.  It is this diverse and holistic approach to drumming along with his enjoyment of drumming as a whole that helped me through my grade 8 and into my music performance degree alongside a post-grade 8 diploma in drum kit performance.  I have now worked alongside a number of notable musicians both on the stage and in the studio; but I also work as a drum tutor, and regularly draw on the advice and approaches from Brian to help and inspire my own pupils.

Thanks Brian - I wouldn't be where I am today without your help! James Sheffield

"If you're looking for a fantastic drum teacher then you've come to the right place. Speaking as one of his pupils I can say that this particular late-starting, previously self-taught, middle aged drummer has really benefitted from Brian's patient, sensitive and focussed approach to teaching. He lets you play, listens carefully and gently points you in the right direction. Brian is a brilliant drummer in his own right so he can always demonstrate how it SHOULD be done when necessary. He also provides plenty of written material and exercises for you to practice before the next lesson. As you'll see from James' comments, he can obviously teach up to Grade 8 and I'm proof that he can teach at a much lower level than that! He's a great drum teacher and a real gent!"  Tim Chesterfield


Hi my name is Brian Bestall and I have been a professional musician and teacher for over 20 years.

I grew up in a musical family surrounded by musical instruments, the one instrument missing was the drums so naturally that was the one for me.

I am a Musicians Union member & registered teacher


My lessons are individually tailored to your age, ability and aspirations, be it for fun, to help improve your technique or in preparation for music college.


I am currently accepting a limited number of new private students from beginners to advanced.

Lessons are on a 1-1 basis and will be delivered in your home.


We will cover everything from tuning your drums, rudimental studies, gaining an appreciation of rock, pop, funk, latin and jazz all neatly tied up with nationally recognised exams if that's your goal.

Drum Lessons in Sheffield.


Professional Career:

  • Roundhouse London
  • Buxton Fringe (Best New Show 2017)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Marsden Jazz Festival
  • Buxton Arts Centre
  • Pomegranate Theatre
  • Jazz In The Botanical Gardens
  • Nantwich Jazz Festival
  • Bert Kaempfert Orchestra
  • Regional Jazz clubs
  • TV & Radio Commercials
  • Black Coffee - The Morning After
  • Impressions - No Moon At All
  • Genevieve Carver - The Unsung
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