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Ian West, Drum Lessons & Tuition

Ian West has been teaching drums in the Doncaster region for the last 30 years. Based at Middle Bank (Near Lakeside) Doncaster - See Location, he offers drum tuition and drum lessons in all musical styles to all levels of students, along with offering specialist tutoring in advanced drumming techniques.

Ian's successful drum teaching methods have encouraged students from all over the Yorkshire region to attend his Doncaster Drum School. His high class reputation and 100% pupil exam pass rate have attracted students to the school from many areas including Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. See Drum Lessons Doncaster

Ian West


Born Sydney Australia, Ian came to the UK and studied drums (Level 6 Diploma-BA Honours Degree - 3rd year) with John Ellis MBE, DYJA. Ian has been playing drums professionally for over thirty years and is a much sought after session drummer as well a highly respected and influential drum tutor and drum clinician. Ian's session drumming demands have seen him cover a wide range of musical genres including Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz etc. See videos page

Ian has toured and performed at some of the major music festivals in the World & UK. Including New York, Montreaux, Nice, etc. One of Ian's achievements was being awarded the Kenny Clare prize for best performance in the UK.

Sir Cliff Richard

Ian has recently been touring with the legendary music artist Sir Cliff Richard who's career spans more than six decades, for more information on the tour including photos, audio tracks & videos visit Sir Cliff Richard's Official site.


Ian is in great demand as a both a live player and session musician and has performed with the following artists:

Sir Cliff Richard
Gary Barlow
Mark Owen
Judge Jules Live
Tony Christie
Alfie Bow
Donny Osmond
Eliot Kennedy
Peter Kay
John Parr
Kenny Thomas
S Club
Martin Fry
Micia Paris
Stafford Galli
Heather SmallM People
Liz MclarnonAtomic Kitten
Anthony CostaBlue
Alistair Griffin
Steve Womack
Craig ColtonX Factor
Katy BullockX Factor
Andy AbrahamX Factor
James WilliamsX Factor
Janet DevlinX Factor

Ian's career as a Drummer/Tutor

Ian also has a very active drumming career, recording all types of music including, Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Jazz,Metal, Reggae,Singer/Songwriter, Hip-Hop/Rap, Blues, including Abbey Road sessions.

Recent Projects/Employments

  • Director - Ian West's School of drums
  • Drummer at Session Player
  • Doncaster Music Services
  • Copley Junior School
  • XP School
  • Balby Carr Community Academy
  • New Pastures Primary School
  • De Warenne Academy
  • Sir Thomas Wharton College
  • Focus School Bramley Campus


Doncaster Drum School

All students have the opportunity to receive certification/qualifications from the Rockschool & Trinity exam boards, we are extremely proud of our 100% pass rate.

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Doncaster Guitar School

We are proud to introduce our new Guitar School, open to all ages and levels.

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Ian is currently endorsing
Dream Cymbals