Michael Paley

Drum Kit teacher

Based in
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Barnsley, Rotherham, Wakefield
Michael Paley | Drum Kit teacher

Rates: 30mins - £12.50, 45mins - £15, 60mins - £20

Make an enquiry Phone: 07976476067

Learning the Drum Kit and Teaching

When I was younger I lived in Scotland where I attended most of my school life. Although the countryside and scenary were awe-inspiring whilst growing up, there eventually became a point where there wasn’t very much to do. So I spent my time playing and learning the drums.

I remember wanting to learn the drum kit in order to play in a band with my friends at school. At first my music teacher didn’t think I was able to play the drum kit but I was determined to prove him wrong and went home and practiced using a pair of drumsticks, my bed and some pillows. I then decided to get private drum lessons away from school along with my first drum kit.

Before I knew it my music teacher at school was asking me to play at school concerts and events and moreover, my band and I were playing local venues in and around the area, receiving reviews in magazines such as Metal Hammer and appearing on compilation CD’s released by Independent record labels.

After I passed my SQA Standard Grades (GCSEs) and SQA Higher Grades (A-Levels) in music I decided to further my skills more by attending Huddersfield Technical College and completing a BTEC in Popular Music. Moreover, once I completed the course I went on to further my skills completing a BA (Hons) in Popular Music at Sheffield University.

I had my first teaching experience when I was 16 years old at a music workshop during the summer holidays where I was involved in teaching groups of people how to play the drum kit within a band setting. At the end of the workshops each group that had formed had to perform their songs to the public.

Since then I always had a desire to pursue my teaching and in 2006 I started teaching at Rhythm Inc Music Tuition in Barnsley. Initially, I only had a couple of students that I would teach in my spare time between my job and other commitments. However, more students started coming and having only started with a couple I soon had enough to become self-employed and put my all into my teaching.

In 2007 I started teaching at Take 2 Music Academy in Birdwell, Barnsley and at Rockem Music in Rotherham. I have taught at other private music schools and in local schools in the Yorkshire area. I also have experience delivering group workshops within both private and local schools.

Currently, in 2012 I opened my own teaching studio called MIKE’s DRUMMING SCHOOL based in Wakefield, and continue to teach at Rhythm Inc Music Tuition in Barnsley, Take 2 Music Academy in Birdwell, Barnsley and at Rockem Music in Rotherham. I am also studying for a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Lifelong Learning at Huddersfield University.

I am fully CRB checked and currently have a 100% pass rate for students sitting their graded exams


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07976476067

Last login: 7 years 29 weeks ago

Add the first review

Write a review

Don't be shy, say hello. We'd love to hear from you.

[email protected]

Stay safe

School of Everything is all about meeting up in the real world. Here are some tips on how to arrange your learning and teaching safely.