After having always dreamed of playing drums I can honestly say that starting lessons with Joachim was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I came to drumming relatively late and was very nervous and skeptical of my ability to pick up the skills but with Joachim I have already gone much further than I ever hoped. I’ve been taking lessons for about two years and I’m doing things behind the kit now that I only ever dreamed about being able to do. As a teacher Joachim is patient, friendly and very knowledgeable. The lessons are always interesting, and thorough. With Joachim I have developed an ever-expanding repertoire of rudiments, have covered a wide range of drumming styles, and have even learnt to read and write drum charts. I have appreciated having Joachim’s encouragement to keep trying, to not be afraid of having a go at something new, and his depth of knowledge and appreciation for the drums. Above all the lessons are fun and I always walk away with a smile on my face and new songs and ideas to try out when I get home that I know will be a blast to play. I can’t recommend Joachim highly enough – Darren Joy.
Joachim is helping me take my air drumming to a whole new level! Luckily, Joachim is a lot more patient that I am during lessons, so every lesson is great fun and I always leave smiling. I have never played music before and now after 6 months I can read some music and am getting more confident tapping away at the drums. I love it! – Vicki Low
I did not anticipate how much I would enjoy learning to drum, and that is entirely thanks to Joachim. He is an encouraging, enthusiastic and an incredibly patient teacher. Joachim clearly lives and breathes drumming, which shows in the way he approaches each lesson. He strikes the perfect balance between developing technique and having fun on the drum kit. The lessons go by in a flash, and I always leave excited to practice at home and looking forward to the next lesson. For me personally, one of the biggest challenges has been developing the confidence to experiment on the drum kit – Joachim has helped me to move away from my reliance on sheet music and to feel comfortable stepping outside my comfort zone. I can’t speak highly enough of Joachim, and would recommend him without hesitation. The only downside is how quickly the lessons seem to end! – Natasha Millington.
Mum, if I ever say I don’t want to go to drum lessons, ignore me and take me anyway!!! I love it! – Jackson Coleman (10)
After years of wanting to learn how to play the drums, I finally decided to take the plunge and get started. I contacted Joachim who was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable, and decided start my lessons with him. Joachim has made me feel very comfortable in starting as a beginner and is patient in the lessons, but also has an extraordinary ability to teach in a way that is clear, fun and tailored to my personal ability. I am now playing the drums with the right technique, and reading music after a short period of time in a way that I thought would have taken me months more to learn. Joachim clearly has a passion for playing the drums and this definitely flows through into all our lessons. If you are considering taking the plunge like I have, all I can says is give Joachim a call and get started! – Simon O’Brien
Teaching drums is Joachim‘s career, rather than a hobby, and it shows in his approach to his students. He is adept at tailoring his approach to the abilities and goals of the individual to ensure they keep making progress and, most importantly, have fun along the way. – Anthony Timbrell