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DRUM LESSONS
in Bracknell


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Roland Drums

From Jan 2021 we started using the latest generation Roland VAD kits, a revolution in drums. In Oct 2020 Simon made a video for Roland launching the new Roland TD07 kit.

 
 
 

ASH BASH Drum School
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FAQ's

Do you teach adults?

Yes, we teach anyone over the age of 5 years old. Simon frequently teaches adults during the day from 10am-4pm when they might slip away from work, be on a day off or simply need a little “me” time. Playing the drums is an incredible feeling. Adults typically don’t want to do the exam material but instead tend to focus on songs, technique, rudiments, etc.

 

Whatever you want to do we will cover it.

 

Can parents sit in on lessons?

We prefer parents to wait in our comfortable waiting area, with free Wi-Fi, where you can watch and hear the lesson live on a big screen TV. For your peace of mind, both studios live stream the lessons to screens in the waiting area so you can always see directly into the studios.

Do I have to take exams?

No, absolutely not. Learning to play a musical instrument is rewarding in itself. We will teach you whatever it is you want to learn.

Are discounts available?

Only if you pay for 10 lessons in advance. Think of a block of 10 as credits to be spent whenever you wish… weekly, fortnightly, monthly, you are not tied to a schedule. Most students come once a week but it’s all up to you.

 

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes for singular lessons or shop purchases (we sell sticks, heads, accessories, used kits, loads of stuff) we have a credit card terminal for contactless spending. For blocks of 10 we request a bank transfer to our account. Our banking details, along with our prices, are on display in the payment area next to the till.

 

Are the teachers DBS checked?

Yes every two years all our staff have to undergo an enhanced DBS check so they can teach at Ash Bash but also in state and private schools. All staff also complete training courses in Health & Safety and various other statutory requirements to ensure Ash Bash is a safe, qualified school of learning. Our certificates are on display at the studios.

 

How much are lessons?

From £19 per 30mins. See our full price list for details.

 


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Exam Dates

With Simon & Phil on permanent staff, and due to the new Digital Assessment format offered by the exam boards, we can examine students whenever they are ready. We film and submit the entry, via our registered exam centre portal, direct for marking. Prior to Covid we used to have to wait for an external examiner to visit us three times a year. Now students can be examined and pushed through the syllabus as soon as they are ready. Grades 1-6 can be taken on electronic drums. For grades 7 & 8 we always use acoustic drums.


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Our ROLAND Kits

Ash Bash Drum School uses
the latest generation Roland kits

Black Drum Set

Roland VAD506

Black Drum Set

Roland VAD306

Our Online Studio

We have one studio dedicated to online teaching via ZOOM

Online Learning drum set

Our Exam Set-ups

With the new Digital Assessment format, exams are filmed and emailed to the exam board

Drum set in teaching studio
Zildjian Drum Set
Brown Drum Set

Simon's GIG Set-ups

Simon uses drums by 3 major manufacturers:
Drum Workshop (DW), Yamaha & DC California. Here are Simon's kits at various UK venues.

Drum set on stage

DW

Blue drum kit

DW

Drum set on stage

DW

Drum set on stage

Yamaha

Drum set on stage

Yamaha

Drum set on stage

DC California

Drum set on stage

DC California

Drum set on stage

DC California

 


Hall of Fame

The Hoosiers

The Hoosiers

Alfonso Sharland

Some of our ex-students like Alfonso (Alan Sharland) from The Hoosiers have gone on to international success with top 10 hit records. Always a great student, with a strong work ethic, Alan seemed destined for success.


Proven Exam Success

Trinity Student Certificates

In Dec 2021 three of our students: Andrew Owens, Matthew Pickering and Harri Jones all passed Grade 8 on the same day. High marks with 1 Distinction and 2 Merits.

Student playing drums

Andrew Owens

Student playing drums

Matt Pickering

Student playing drums

Harri Jones

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