Practice room, one to one or group lessons and workshops in our new in store soundproof teaching room. Our teachers are taking bookings now for a wide range of music lessons.
We have Jorge Santo on Congas, Bongos, Timbales and assorted percussion. Damian Grant on Drum Kit. Peter Mazug on Cello and Violin. Richard Hughes on Guitar and Violin. Penny Elkins on Djembe and percussion. For more information on our teachers and to make a booking please contact them direct, further details are here.
We're also able to offer group lessons and workshops on congas, bongos, djembe & percussion for up to four pupils. Please email us here for prices.
Our soundproof studio is also available to hire by the hour as a practice room for only £15 per hour including full Natal drum kit with Soultone cymbals and a small HK Audio PA for backing tracks. So if you're looking for a practice room in central London, look no further!
Introducing the best selling drumset of all time... Export Series returns.
Pearl Export Series now incorporates Pearl’s S.S.T. Superior Shell Technology, Opti-Loc tom mounts, all-new 830 Series Hardware with a P-930 Demonator Pedal, and a choice of five amazing finishes.
The Export comprises a five drum set including, stands & pedals. With our full selection of options when buying a set of drums from us you can remove individual stands, bass drum pedal or snare drum if you don't need the complete kit.
Since 1985, a company named Alternate Mode has been developing electronic percussion instruments. The chief innovator at Alternate Mode is Mario DeCiutiis.Over the years, DeCiutiis has developed many innovative and revolutionary electronic drums and mallet percussion products including the malletKAT, panKAT, drumKAT and TrapKAT.
Even in the early days of electronic drum development, DeCiutiis understood that the feel and response of the instrument was every bit as important as its sound, so he spent years developing electronic pad surfaces that responded like the original acoustic instrument. As a result, Alternate Mode’s products are widely known as some of the most musically satisfying electronic instruments on the market today.
In 2012, KMC Music, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of musical instruments and accessories teamed up with DeCiutiis to develop an electronic drum set product line that possessed both superior performance and satisfying response at an affordable price.
The KAT Percussion Digital Drum Set line was born and KMC Music has proudly introduced the KT1 and KT2 Digital Drum Sets – the result of an amazing and exciting collaborative effort between the KAT Percussion Product Management Team and Mario DeCiutiis. Plans are already in place to grow the KAT Percussion line in the near future as KMC Music continues to expand its offering to musicians of all levels.
We've just had another delivery of fabulous cymbals from Soultone, there are some real gems here, we especially like the Vintage 1964 22.5" ride and the Extreme range which has just been reviewed in the latest edition of Drummer magazine.
We've also been drooling over some of the Latin prototypes a UK exclusive for us and you don't have to play Latin to use these just check out the video here, these cymbals are versatile! If you haven't heard the Soultone range yet, don't just watch the video, come and try them out in store now!
The new G-Class was inspired by the demand for a pedal that could offer an ideal blend of power, speed, and style. The result is exactly that. Elegantly fusing innovation with function, the G-Class pedal is loaded with ground-breaking new control features. The unique design eliminates set-up complexities, and allows the player to fine tune the pedal’s “feel” quickly and precisely. Gibraltar’s G-Class pedal is a one-of-a-kind, high performance machine-from the beater, all the way down to the die-cast foundation plate.
• Fast touch G-branded pedal board Sleek, smooth surface hi-performance styling for a comfortable feel
• Sculpted single pillar frame with enclosed spring tension system Spring tension adjusts at the turn of a wheel. Tension indicator enables you to set and play.
• G-Drive dual adjustment cam drive 2 point cam adjustment alters resistance and motion to suit your playing style.
• Variable weight beater Beater balance can be fine tuned using swap out magnet weights.
• Helix mounting system Pedal mounts to your bass drum hoop via a ratchet drive, single-point lever. One step quick release hoop mount to detached pedal.
• Independent footboard height and beater angle adjustment Adjusts footboard height independently without affecting spring tension or beater angle.
• Cast foundation plate The all cast metal rock plate ensures pedal stability and durability. Pedal movement is eliminated by twin stabilizer spurs and anti-skid rubber base.
• On board tool kit Easy access tool kit for on the fly adjustments.
• Sling style travel bag Sling style formed travel case with handle and convenient shoulder strap. Easy access to your pedal with the quick dual zipper lid opening. Net accessory pocket holds water bottle or other accessories.
Crescendo classes are individually created music sessions for the Early Years; children aged 0-6.5 years old. The sessions aim to introduce your child to music through singing and the use of instruments incorporating games, rhythm activities and group percussion.
Classes are on a Saturday morning and are divided according to age groups; 0-4 1/2 (Cocoons/Caterpillars) and 5-6 1/2 years old (Butterflies).
Then call us on 020 7323 2213 or email us here to reserve your free lesson, or just turn up on the day (first come first served though).
This is a great opportunity to encourage your child to take up an instrument or for anyone that used to play (and wishes they still did) to get back into it!
We're pleased to announce our special guest for this event will be Lee Oskar & Steve Lockwood (from Lee Oskar Harmonicas). Steve will be on hand throughout the day to demonstrate and give lessons on how to play the harmonica.
“Steve Lockwood has fitted a lot of things into the last 25 years including over 4000 concerts and 70 albums as a performer (frontman and harmonica), as a session musician and also producer, he has played with acts from Larry Adler to Screaming Lord Sutch and has recorded albums with both the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras"
We're pleased to announce that Lee Oskar and Steve Lockwood (Lee Oskar Harmonicas) will be in store during our Learn For Free Day on Saturday 20th April. Steve will be on hand through the day to demonstrate and give free lessons on the Harmonica
“Steve Lockwood has fitted a lot of things into the last 25 years including over 4000 concerts and 70 albums as a performer (frontman and harmonica), as a session musician and also producer, he has played with acts from Larry Adler to Screaming Lord Sutch and has recorded albums with both the Royal Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras. Steve achieved a degree in music from Anglia Ruskin University (formerly APU) Cambridge, specializing in harmonica and as well as playing with a variety of bands has gone on to compose and play music for film, television and radio. His dynamic and versatile playing incorporates both traditional and avant-Garde techniques to an inspired level. He is currently singing and playing with a variety of bands that include Irish Folk Rock originators Loudest Whisper (ex Donovan) and international folk and blues guitarist Chris Newman as Hot Lips & Chilli Fingers, He has toured around the world with many bands working independently as a producer and session player. Musical influences include the range of popular music's from the last 100 years from early blues and jazz up through soul and funk into today's array of dance, pop and rock music. Steve Lockwood has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, and Channel 4 and has played on countless international TV stations as part of his tours as well as two separate Reuters stories based on his study and playing of the harmonica.