Drum Lessons Doncaster

Ian West's School of Drums

Ian West has been established as a drum tutor in Doncaster for over 30 Years offering drum lessons and drum tuition for students of all level and abilities.

Ian West : Teaching Student

Based at Supanova Studios Doncaster and Studio 2 - Keepmoat Stadium - See Locations, Ian offers drum tuition and drum lessons in all musical styles and also offers specialist tutoring in advanced drumming techniques. Ian's successful drum teaching methods have encouraged students from all over the Yorkshire region to attend his drum school. His high class reputation and excellent student exam pass rate has attracted students to the school from many areas including Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.

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Ian's Students

Ian's students have the option of accessing examinations via the Trinity and Rock School examining boards, many attaining high levels of success with students often achieving distinction marks.

Some of Ian's former pupils include:

  • Anna Prior - Metronomy
  • Alex Byard-Cooke - Freelance Drummer
  • Brad Clifford - Assistant Drum tutor here at Ian West's School of Drums
  • Brett Biggs - Drum Tutor
  • Callum Shaw - Drum Tutor
  • Chris Autey - The Wallbirds
  • Christopher Hunt - Drum Tutor - Achieved Grade 8 Distintion
  • Chris Moseley - McGann/Mens Club
  • Dan Bryan - Revive Radio and Sine FM, DJ Smash
  • Joe Hertzberg - Groove Armada
  • James Warrender - Drum Tutor
  • Keith Ranskill - Drum Tutor
  • Richard Quinn - Drum Tutor
  • Steve Gunn - Drum Tutor
  • Scott Johnson - Keane[drum tech]

Rockschool & Trinity drum exams can be taken here at Ian West's School of drums.

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Reasons to choose Ian West's Drum School

  • The North Of England's Leading Drum School
  • All Drum Lessons are taught on a one-to-one basis
  • Level 6 Diploma-BA Honours Degree (3rd year)
  • Licentiate In Drums
  • CRB Checked
  • Safeguarding Qualified


Suzanne Wood

Ian is an outstanding musician and an excellent teacher. His calm and friendly nature along with a good sense of humour enables him to build excellent relationships with his students. When teaching Samba Ian's positive attitude and expertise builds both the skills and the confidence in the children, enabling all children to perform as a group to an extremely high standard.

Through teaching Samba at school, Ian has inspired many children to take up the drums with huge success. He continues to inspire children daily, be it at school through Samba lessons or out of school through his drum teaching.

I cannot recommend Ian West highly enough!

Suzanne Wood
Primary School Teacher
Téa-Elise Burniston

After showing an interest in drumming for some time, my dad, knowing of Ian's reputation as a drummer, booked a lesson. Ian immediately saw potential in my abilities and took me under his wing.

Starting at 9yr old, Ian made me feel totally at ease and built up my confidence and skill level very quickly. Two years on and I have just passed my grade 2 performance exam with distinction.

Thanks Ian for your ongoing support, hopefully one day I will be as famous as you are... or better, best teacher in the world!

Téa-Elise Burniston
Paul Munday

Ian has taught countless people over the years of all ages and calibres and has taught pupils to a very high professional level , so much so that there are at least 6 teaching practices set up within the North of England where the tutors have been and still come in certain cases for lessons from Ian.

What amazes me and is such an inspiration is how Ian strives to improve as a musician and a teacher always interested in new techniques and hungry to pass on new ideas.

I really could not recommend anyone above Ian as a drummer or as a drum tutor and feel truly honoured to have worked and be associated with him for the past 25 years and long may it last!

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Keith Ramskill

What can I say, Ian really helped me at a time when I was young, naive and struggling to progress, hitting the 'brick wall' my playing was in a real mess.

Ian knew straight away how to untangle the mess and then gave me the tools, drive and confidence to push on.

His enthusiasm, musicality and passion is always inspiring and I have the utmost respect for him. Anyone spending time studying with Ian is guaranteed to have a positive affect on their playing and life in general.

Keith Ramskill
Freelance Musician/Educator/Composer
Anna Prior - Metronomy

You could say Ian West changed my life, but that would be an understatement. He recognised and nurtured my drumming skills from the very first lesson, giving me confidence to work up to and succeed at the level at which I play today

Anna Prior- Metronomy www.metronomy.co.uk

Part of Ian's passion is to develop the art form of Drumming in the UK. He has shared his knowledge through various drum clinics/seminars alongside:

Greg Bisonnette, Dom Famularo, Russell Gilbrook, Craig Blundell and Liberty De Vito

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player who wants to develop their style and technique, Ian will encourage you and help you achieve your personal goals.