Drum Lessons Carlow - Professional One-to-One Lessons for Drummers of All Levels

Drum Lessons Carlow

Professional One-to-One Lessons for Drummers of All Levels

Trinity Guildhall Certified

Trinity Guildhall Certified

Mike is certified by the Trinity College of Music

Trinity Drum kit 2020 – 2023

Trinity Drum kit 2020 – 2023

Grade 1-8

This syllabus has specifically written pieces to help the drummer progress through skills and styles.

It comes with a download code for the pieces played with and without drums on the track.

With easy to understand sheet music and tracks to help support learning its one of the best methods in advancing drum skills for any age group.

Trinity Rock & Pop Syllabus

Trinity Rock & Pop Syllabus

The new Rock & Pop syllabus for 2018

Trinity have published a new syllabus of books which feature pieces from your favorite bands.

The books presented from grade 1 to 8 with a progressive difficulty which will keep every drummer motivated to play the music of their favorite bands.

About Mike

Mike started drumming at five years old with Rathanna marching band. He learned to play under Noel Boland but I was too small to carry the drum which blocked him from taking a spot in the drum corps. Throughout the years in Rathanna band he took part in fleagh céol competitions and enjoyed learning about trad drumming. At about 12 years old he started lessons with Tony Davitt in ferns. After starting secondary school he secured a place in the DIT college of music on Chatham row studying Drum kit and percussion under Monica Bonnie. He achieved his grade 8 in Trinity Guildhall while attending the DIT along with joining the DIT youth orchestra while studying with Monica.


Mike has been teaching over 25 years now and in that time has submitted over 100 students to take exams with the Trinity Guildhall.



Our drum lessons are tailored to each student. If graded exams are a preference for students, we provide tuition with the trinity guildhall syllabus along with exams that are arranged annually. Students learn to read drum music and have the option to sit the exams. Alternatively, as not every student wishes to sit exams, lessons can be customised for students who prefer to focus on improving their current level of ability and/or building chops in individual songs. This approach may be preferable to students starting to play for the first time and would enjoy a more relaxed approach to learning. Whatever your preference, we can accommodate you.

Lessons are thirty minute sessions, typically once a week, and are competitively priced at twenty euros per half hour lesson when booking per month or twenty five euros to book an individual lesson. There is an option to have longer lessons but this is typically for advanced students sitting exams and would be a waste of money for beginners. Thirty minutes is more than enough time to learn a weeks worth of material. Lesson times are available from Monday to Saturday, excluding Tuesday, and an introductory lesson can be arranged by contacting The Music Workshop at any time.

If you cannot attend an arranged lesson for whatever reason we will make every effort to reschedule the lesson whenever you are available. When lessons are not attended they will still be charged. If you give us adequate notice we will make sure you get your lesson.

Please get in-touch if you have any further questions


To contact me, please use the contact number below

085 755 2775.

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