Rich Westley
Yorkshire, South, Yorkshire & Humberside
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Teaching Location:Unit 6, 104 Harvest Works, Harvest Lane, Sheffield, Yorkshire & Humberside, S3 8EF
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About Rich Westley

All ages and abilities welcome.
Fully CRB/DBS checked.
Member of the Musicians Union.

Rich started playing the drums at age 13 and has now over 29 years of experience playing live (with bands such as Reverend & The Makers and Hoggboy) and has played the drums on many studio session recordings.

His style of teaching is very fun, practical and hands-on. You will get taught rudiments, techniques, tuning, posture and of course how to play along to your favourite songs!
There are 2 drum kits set up in the studio so no time is wasted by having to swap over. Rich has a Pro-Tools recording facility and also plays guitar and bass so a jam session may be on the cards!

Rich teaches from debut up to grade 8 music theory. 

Lessons are tailored to your age and ability so do get in touch for a chat or visit the site.

"I've been having lessons with Rich for about 2-3 years. I started off when I was really in the early stages of my 'drumming career'. Since then my ability has grown and grown and I have in a nutshell learnt how to play the drums (properly). There's still and always will be room for development as with any musician however I am confident that i will become an accomplished and successful drummer under Rich's wing. I would recommend lessons to anyone in any stage of development! " Patrick Thornton

"I have been playing the drums for a few years now and am already in a gigging band but even at my level I felt that Rich had some great suggestions to improve my technique, grip and posture. Getting Rich's opinion and perspective has really helped me improve my drumming. As Rich always says "drumming is not just about picking up a pair of sticks and hitting some drums- you need to fully engage and align your mind and your body."  Rosie Carr

"Been learning with Rich for the past few years now, and the progress I've made is great. I recommend for anyone who feels a bit rusty and wants to start playing again, or for the complete beginner like I was." Jack Warburton

"Charlie has had some difficulties at school and is a very shy boy. Having drum lessons with Rich has brought him out of his shell a lot and his confidence has grown so much, it's great to see! Rich is a very patient teacher and makes his lessons a lot of fun. Thanks Rich!" Amanda West

Drum Lessons in Sheffield.


Drummer for Reverend & the Makers
2005 – 2008
Drummer on top 5 album The State Of Things. The album was produced by Jagz Kooner. Toured around the UK, Europe and Japan playing many venues, festivals (Glastonbury, Leeds/Reading, T In the Park, Summersonic Japan, Pukkelpop Belgium etc...) and tv shows (Jools Holland, Jonathan Ross etc...).

Drummer for Hoggboy
2001 – 2005
Drummer on both albums: Or8 (produced by Chris Thomas and Richard Hawley) and Seven Miles Of Love (produced by Richard Hawley). Hoggboy toured around the world (UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Europe) and supported some great bands (The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Libertines, Electric Six...).

Drummer for The Moonlandingz from 2016

Drummer for International Teachers Of Pop from 2018

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