Drum lessons in Lambeth

Waterloo Drum Studio (SE1)

The studio is extremely well placed for transport links. World-famous landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye and the Southbank Centre are within 5-10 minutes of the studio.

The studio is situated within a creative complex of artists, musicians and designers. There are regular cultural activities and events including shows, exhibitions and art fairs. Located in a former school in the grounds of Archbishop’s Park at Lambeth Palace, it’s a secret hideaway where it’s easy to forget that you are in the centre of London.

The area is well-served by buses and trains. Many buses stop near to the studio. See below for specific bus routes. Click on the map at the bottom to get directions and route options.

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.

Availability of Lesson Times:

There is usually high demand for session slots at peak times. The busiest times are 5.30pm – 8.30pm on weekdays, and during the day at weekends. If you are not able to do a session on Mon-Fri between 10am-5.30pm then you might need to join the waiting list until there is an available session slot at peak times, or your sessions can be arranged at one of the other studio locations.

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Your first drum lesson

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

Introducing the DRUM PASS

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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:


Lambeth North Underground station (Bakerloo line) is less than 5 minutes walk from the studio. Waterloo station (Northern & Bakerloo lines) is a short walk, and Westminster tube station (Circle, District & Jubilee lines) is also a short walk away – and is a very pleasant stroll over Westminster Bridge, crossing the Thames.


The following bus routes all stop very near to the studio: 3, 12, 53, 59, 77, 148, 159, 344, 453, 507, C10


Waterloo mainline station is about 10 minutes walk from the studio. Alternatively, Elephant & Castle mainline station (for the Thameslink route) is a 15-minute walk, or 5-minute bus ride, or one stop on the Bakerloo line.


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.