Hi, I’m Billy

Professional drummer, teacher & founder of Sevenoaks Drum School also teaching in a number of schools around Sevenoaks, Kent.

I’ve studied drumming with some of UK’s finest drummers and teachers including Pete Riley (Republica, Keith Emerson, Roger Walters) Colin Woolway (Suzi Quatro, Drumsense, Rhythm magazine), Tristan Mailliot (Jim Mullen, Trinity College of Music) Matt Skelton (Stacey Kent, BBC Concert Orchestra) and Michael Skinner (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Guildhall School of Music).

I’ve been playing the drums all my life and have worked with many great musicians, bands, and orchestras in venues, theatres and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. I’ve performed in bands spanning a huge variety of styles of music including Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Samba, Big Band and Orchestral.

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Our recent blogs

Samba Drumming Summer 2022

Samba Drumming Summer 2022

One style of drumming I have always loved the sound of is Samba and this blog is dedicated to learning more about this truly fascinating artform. Today we’re going to learn what Samba drumming is all about and take a brief look at how to play it.

How to Kickstart 2021

How to Kickstart 2021

As one year closes and another is just round the corner, I feel this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your drumming, your achievements and goals and look forward to opportunities with your drumming.

A Beginner’s Guide to Drum Tuning

A Beginner’s Guide to Drum Tuning

Some of you may be receiving a drum kit for Christmas and the drumheads may need tuning. There are some fantastic online videos about this subject. I thought I would add my take on this as a beginner’s guide to tuning.

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