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Joe The Drummer

Drum Lessons, Sessions & Recording in London

Joe Ospalla – Drum Lessons in Edgware, North West London and Online 

I am accepting a number of students face to face at my teaching studio in Edgware in North West London. Contact me to enquire about a suitable slot.

Taking online lessons is easy and convenient. Find out how it all works. Contact me to book an online lesson today.

I’m an enthusiastic drum teacher with more than a decade’s experience. I’m very passionate about music and education.

Drum Lessons in Edgware, North West London

I teach drums in person at my studio in Edgware. It's 5 minutes from Edgware Tube station and easily accessible to students in North-West London.

Online Drum Lessons

I offer one-on-one online drum lessons. Online lessons work really well. Learn to play from the comfort of your own home with a passionate teacher with years of experience. I have an enhanced DBS (formally known as a CRB) certificate. I am accepting new students and am available to anyone in the world who speaks English.

I teach online drum lessons on Zoom or Skype which are the best video communication services for music lessons in my experience. If you don't have any experience using Zoom or Skype, don't worry, I will give you a free tech setup lesson to help get up and drumming.

More info on online lessons here or book a lesson now.
+44 7828 845 047

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About The Lessons

Learning As A Beginner

If you've never hit a drum in your life but the urge is upon you, now's the time to start. Drum lessons are amazing fun and you can start learning at almost any age. I'll introduce you to the proper technique, teach you to read music, help you learn a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, R&B, jazz and more and help you develop your own style and musicality.

Experienced Drummers

Do you feel like there are areas of your playing that need improvement? Do you need to change gear and take your playing to the next level? Want to learn a new style? Come and have a lesson or two and see if I can help you find a new perspective. I can help to resolve issues that might be holding you back in terms of technique, vocabulary, independence & coordination, posture. I am interested in issues around grip and stroke and can help you play more consistently and with better attack, tone and groove.


I teach many styles of music including rock, pop, R&B, funk, jazz and have even been known to dabble in reggae, ska and latin.

Topics of Study

Lessons include the study of general musicianship, beats and fills, music reading, stick technique, grip, rudiments, independence and coordination, drum tuning, good posture and a relaxed approach to playing.

Graded Exams For Drums

I can help you prepare for drum grading with Trinity Rock And Pop, MTB or Rockschool.

Where I Teach

I teach online mostly using Zoom but can use Skype or whatever you fancy trying. That means I can teach anyone anywhere in the world. From Azerbaijan to Zambia, if you'd like to work with me, I am happy to teach you.

I teach face to face lessons at my studio in Edgware. Easy access for anyone in North-West London including Mill Hill, Colindale, Edgware, Stanmore, Finchley, Hendon, Golders Green, Wembley, Harrow, Neaseden, Cricklewood, Kingsbury, Barnet, Borehamwood.

Learn and Improve Your Drumming

Anyone can become a great drummer. All you need is the desire to learn.

If you're just starting out, I'll help you develop your vocabulary, play along to music and discover how to get a good sound out of the drums. Playing along to music is one of the best ways to get into your drumming and start progressing towards really knowing your instrument. We can explore the various popular musical styles that every drum kit player needs to know like rock, pop, funk and blues and discover the styles and aspects of drumming you find most exciting.

If you're an experienced drummer and you would like to improve your existing skills, we can work on the areas you most want to improve, would you like to tighten up your groove? Improve your hands, coordination, foot speed, hone your timing or strengthen your reading skills? We can look at new musical styles that will stretch your abilities and imagination, develop improvisation and soloing skills and learn how to create practice routines that will help you to keep progressing steadily.

My Background

I’ve been studying and playing drums since I was ten and I still love learning. I’ve been fortunate enough to have studied with some illustrious players and teachers including the wonderful Ralph Salmins, the funky Ash Soan, the rambunctious Billy Ward and the no-nonsense Todd Bishop. More recently I've studied with the virtuosic Asaf Sirkis who has been a huge inspiration to me as a player and a teacher. I've also worked with the one and only Dave Elitch who's helped me tremendously with the mechanics of drum technique.

Dave got me into exploring Alexander Technique and I've been enjoying lessons at The Alexander Studio in London.


Experienced Drummer

I am an experienced live drummer with great time and supportive playing style. I am reliable and have a professional manner and give my best with every performance.


Available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate functions, parties, shindigs, hootenannies and fandangos.


Experienced studio drummer with many hours of recording under my belt. Click trained and producer friendly. I own a good selection of snares and cymbals and I love playing for the song. Consistent and solid.

Styles of Music

I am well versed in most popular styles of music including rock (light and heavy), pop, funk, soul, R&B, ska, reggae, jazz, Jewish music and so on.


Real Drums Recorded

Need live drum tracks for your recording? Bespoke multitrack drum recordings can be a huge improvement over "cut & paste" loop based tracks.

Studio Recording & Audio Production Coaching and Advice

Help you make a great recording - live drums can't be beat! Take advantage of my experience recording real drums. I can help you achieve better results with drum recording. Whether you need help with mic selection and placement, production ideas, tuning and set up of drums or mixing and processing, I can help you improve your results with recording live drums.

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