Drum lessons in East London

Star Lane Studio (E16)

Near Stratford in East London and within easy reach of the business district at Canary Wharf, the drum studio is ideally located in a creative centre next to Star Lane DLR station. Step into the studio to discover a fantastic learning environment, excellent resources and top of the range equipment.

The studio is extremely well-connected to Stratford to the north and Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs to the south. It is just one stop on the DLR from West Ham for connections via the Jubilee, District and Hammersmith & City Lines covering all of central and East London. Via Canning Town the studio is within very easy reach for Canary Wharf and the city, using the DLR or the Jubilee Line. For those coming by car the studio is just off the A13 Newham Way linking Central London and Essex. The studio is close to the A12 Blackwall Tunnel for those coming from the direction of Greenwich and South-East London.

Please note you will need to make an appointment or booking before coming to the studios. If it is your first time use your introductory discount to book your first lesson. Got a question? Please contact us.

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No matter your level of previous experience – beginners are very welcome – you can take advantage of our introductory lesson discount.

Drums are incredibly rewarding and fun to play. It is not as hard as you might think to get started. We’ll get you playing your first drum beat during your first lesson and you’ll be familiar with the drum kit in no time.

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If you have played drums before but you feel the need to brush up on your skills you are in the right place. In your first lesson we’ll assess where you’re currently at and discuss your aims going forwards with drumming.

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Advanced-level players can benefit from specialist drum lessons, focussing on developing technical skills, plus performance and musicality training. Ideal if you need to get back in shape after a bit of time off from drumming.

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Taster Lesson - Terms (please read before booking)

Discount Lesson conditions:

  1. The session is for yourself only.
  2. It will be your first drum lesson with us.
  3. This taster discount offer is not applicable as a gift (see the awesome gift voucher packs if you want to give drum lessons as a surprise to someone else).

For detailed terms of booking and cancellation policies please refer to the Terms page

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On-going Lessons

After the Taster Session

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The Drum Pass gives access to drum lessons on a flexible basis.

The monthly payments help spread the cost of tuition, whilst helping you stay committed to lessons. Your monthly subscription covers the members-only discounted ‘Pay-As-You-Go’ rate for lessons. It is a similar concept to car club membership – i.e. you select when you want to use it and you just pay the reduced-rate fee when you do.

The drum pass enables you to book lessons at our cheapest hourly rate and choose the times for your lessons to suit your availability. You’ll also receive free benefits including a programme of events, discounts at music shops and rehearsal studios, and a free full drum lesson every 10th lesson.

How to get to the studio

Nearest public transport:

Docklands Light Railway

Star Lane DLR station is just across the road from the studio. On the DLR you’re within easy reach of Stratford and all stations to Woolwich Arsenal via London City Airport. The studio is also close to West Ham (one stop on the DLR) for many connections via three tube lines – see below for tube connections. Canning Town is also just one stop on the DLR for connections to central London, the City, Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs.


The Star Lane studio is close to West Ham (one stop on the DLR) for connections to the underground (Jubilee, District, and Hammermith&City lines). Canning Town (Jubilee line) is also only a 1-minute ride on the DLR from Star Lane.

By Bus:

The 276 and the 323 bus services stop very close to the studio. There are many bus routes from nearby West Ham and Canning Town (which are both one minute / one stop on the DLR).

By Train:

West Ham (c2c) and Stratford (TFL Rail, Overground, c2c and Greater Anglia services) are the closest mainline railway stations and are direct on the DLR. For international visitors Stratford International (High Speed and Eurostar) is also convenient!


Home Tuition: We run a home tuition service to provide lessons at the student’s home, workplace or school if the student has his/her own drum kit.