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About Us

Who we are

Based right in City Centre Manchester and with a roster of almost 60 students, we are the most popular Drumming School in the North West.

Our mission

Is to provide the best drum tuition possible, tailoring the lessons to each student. We can prepare you for exams, teach you how to read music or just jam along to your favourite songs!

What we do

We provide one to one drumming tuition to students of all ages, covering all styles of music and all levels of ability. We also offer intensive drumming courses and Skype lessons!

We Care For Our Students

With 24/7 support, students have access to videos, PDF notes and MP3 audio of each lesson. They also benefit from drum kit buying and setup assistance. We also teach specialist lessons for music therapy.

About Mike Bahari

With almost 20 years drumming experience, Michael has been a full time teacher for 10 years. A student of UK drumming legend Dave Hassell, he is trained in all styles from jazz to metal. He started teaching in 2007 and has grown the school into the most popular drumming school in Manchester. His passion for drumming speaks volumes and he has a very friendly and relaxed teaching style, with the emphasis on learning things that will help the student develop, whilst making sure they are enjoying themselves as much as possible.

The School

Manchester City Centre - M4 2AJ

The Studio

A large soundproofed studio space with 2 acoustic drum kits and a practice pad area in the city centre right next to the Arndale shopping centre.

Theory & Grades

We teach theory at an advanced level and teach grades 1-8 from both Rockschool and Trinity syllabus

Intensive Courses

1 day, 2 day or 5 day intensive courses for people that want to learn a lot of drumming in a short space of time. Read more here


We are proud to be endorsed by Roland Drums, Vic Firth Sticks and Remo Drumheads.

Free Lessons

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3 Taster Lessons


  • £19 off!
  • Taster Offer
  • Gift Vouchers Available
  • New Students Only

1 Lesson


  • 1 hours lesson
  • £33 weekdays from 6pm
  • £18 - half hour
  • 1-to-1 Tuition
  • All Notes Emailed
  • Students - 20% Off
  • Gift Vouchers Available

5 Lessons


  • Save £10
  • £150 weekdays from 6pm
  • Equal to £28ph
  • 1-to-1 Tuition
  • All Notes Emailed
  • Students - 20% Off
  • Gift Vouchers Available

11 Lessons


  • Save £50
  • £295 weekdays from 6pm
  • 1 Lesson Free
  • Equal to £25ph
  • 1-to-1 Tuition
  • All Notes Emailed
  • Students - 20% Off
  • Gift Vouchers Available

What our students say

  • "Mike is a great teacher, fully understanding of what I want to achieve and adapting the lessons to suit my pace (yet always challenging). Every lesson is very rewarding at just the right levels and keeps me developing at a nice pace. Mike is also just a really nice guy, making the lessons an absolute pleasure!"

    Jim Walker - 3 Year Student

  • "I've been having lessons with Mike for almost 3 years now. Having no prior experience with drumming Mike has been really patient in teaching me over the years. He's very easy to get along with and always makes the lessons fun. Highly recommended 👍"

    Aimee B - 4 Year Student

  • "I did a two day intensive session with Mike. He quickly understands your situation, pitches his exercises perfectly, plus he is patient and thorough. The intensive days are very well planned and his original materials complement his abilities as a natural teacher. Highly recommended!"

    Andrew H - 2 day intensive course

  • "I had a five day intensive drumming course with Mike and was incredibly impressed with his skills as a teacher. Within a very short time he knew exactly where my many weaknesses and few strengths lay. I learned an incredible amount during the week, Absolutely first class."

    Lexy Anderson - 5 Day Course

  • "I've been learning with Mike for about 4 years now. He's a great, patient teacher and a dead nice guy. Highly recommend!!"

    Rose M - 4 Year Student

Contact Mike

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Thorniley Brow Studios, M4 2AJ
07581 746 915
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