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York Drum Lessons

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About us

TK Drum Tuition 

I'm Theo Kay, and I bring two decades of drumming expertise to the table. My musical journey took root at the prestigious Tech Music School (BIMM) in London, propelling me into collaborations with an extensive array of musicians. This diverse experience has not only refined my drumming prowess but also enriched my studio proficiency, partnering with numerous drum brands to create engaging content. Leveraging this wealth of knowledge, I provide a holistic and customised drumming curriculum that emphasises enjoyment, cognitive development, technical skill, and sustainable growth in mastering the instrument.


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Education Philosophy

Tailor made lesson plans

Technique and musicality 

At TK Drum Tuition, we wholeheartedly embrace the idea that every student is unique, and their learning style should reflect their individuality. That's why we make it a point to learn about each student's specific goals and preferences for their drumming lessons. Whether it's the pursuit of graded achievements, the mastery of favourite songs, or the sheer joy of letting loose and channeling their energy through drumming, we are here to support and guide you on your musical journey. 

Technique is the essential foundation that empowers you to play the drums confidently, while musicality enables you to fully express yourself through the instrument. These fundamental skills are central to our approach at TK Drum Tuition. We delve into various techniques, including Moeller and different stroke techniques. Together, we'll explore a diverse range of music genres, fostering a deep appreciation and understanding of the nuanced techniques they employ

Graded Progression

Music grades provide an excellent means to monitor your progress over time, and here at TK Drum Tuition, we integrate the Rock School syllabus into our curriculum. From Grade 1 to Grade 8 drums, these books emphasize playing with actual songs encompassing a wide range of genres. Our approach concentrates on technique, sight reading, and fostering a comprehensive 360-degree approach to drumming. For more details about rockschool programme, please click here

Sight reading and theory

Sight reading and music theory serve as indispensable skills for Drummers. They are not Just useful but fundamental tools in a Drummers toolkit. Music. Developing proficiency in sight reading and music theory equips Drummers with the ability to fluently converse and collaborate with a global community of fellow musicians, extending well beyond the confines of their formal education and practice.


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"I’ve known Theo for a good number of years now and can honestly say that he has to be one of the nicest guys to work with. His passion, knowledge and skillset is second to none and I would highly recommend anyone to get to know him."

Joe Whittemore, Artist relations and marketing manager, Meinl Cymbals


We teach only on industry standard acoustic instruments at our Strensall location. This allows for the most practical real world experience when taking lessons.

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Oakwood Farm, Pottery Lane, Strensall, York, YO32 5TW



Opening Hours

Wed - Fri

8:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 13:00 pm

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