I am Alex Richards.

A Drummer. Musician. & Educator.

My name is Alex Richards. I am a London based Drummer, Percussionist, Musician and Educator. I began my journey into music in 2002, at the age of nine, where I first started to take private drum lessons and learn about the importance of developing musicality and feel. In 2007 I taught the first lesson of my own, opening the door into music education- which has now become an extremely rewarding part of my life. Playing live and recording with bands, personal projects and on sessions since 2008 has given me some really unique and memorable experiences, allowing me to showcase the music I play around the UK whilst building an ever growing network of professional musicians to work with.


I feel privileged to teach drum lessons in London and to educate up-and-coming drummers about their instrument whilst helping them to achieve their personal goals. It is my aim to provide students with the essential skills and technique needed to play confidently on the drum kit, whilst also underlining the importance of musicality, creativity, reading drum notation and charts and finding their own voice with their playing. With modern music at the heart of my tuition ethos, lessons are tailored towards individual student’s musical preference and playing style, giving students access to learning about both live and electronic music, from drum kit to hand percussion to sampling pads; we can cover every aspect of modern day drumming. I have experience of teaching 60 students a week in both a 1:1 and group setting, in an academy, private and school environment.

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Musicianship- Drums, Grade 8 Drum Kit Certificate, and full DBS background check.


Safeguarding and the wellbeing of my drum students is the number one priority in my lessons and I ensure to continually work closely with school staff to ensure that every students needs are met. My DBS certificate is in date and renewed yearly.

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