Testimonials From Drum Students


"Our son has been learning with Mike since he was just eight and he's now in his third year. Mike is a truly superb teacher, great motivator and all round drumming role model/guru. You won't get better! Thank you, Mike." Vanessa, Cambridge 


"Mike Barnes has been a great influence for my teenage son. He is friendly, polite, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, on many levels and subjects. Mike's drum lessons are even more of the same. A big thank you for all the hard work you put into your pupils."

Claire, Cambridge


"Mike is such a nice guy.  Just the right mentor for teenagers.  Great attitude, great teacher and superb motivator.  We are privileged to have found him!"

Niki, Cambridge


"Mike taught a drum workshop at my son's school. The kids loved it, all getting involved, making noise, and working together. Would recommend to any school or group."

Richard Osman from BBC TV's "Pointless"


"Mike was my drum tutor for the past four months at The Cambridge School of Visual of Performing Arts. He is just so warm and encouraging that I look forward to taking lessons from him every week. Not only that, what can be better than being taught by a professional? He knows most if not everything about drumming, and he knows how to teach properly as well. He also puts a lot of heart in his teaching, as he will prepare hand written scores for songs or rudiments that you need to play, and he'll bring a huge speaker as well for play alongs. Seeing that my drum tutor actually puts so much heart and effort into the drum lessons makes me strive even more harder each day to get better. Thanks Mike for teaching me drums. You are a great inspiration to me and many others."

Chew Ming Yih, Cambridge


"Mike has been teaching our 17 year-old daughter the drums for 3 years. He has been a great motivator, and she has done well at her grades and is now working on grade 5. His enthusiasm is infectious, and he has a great rapport with his pupils."

Tony, Cambridge


"Michael has been teaching my 10 year old son, Dominic, for several months now. We have observed an increased enthusiasm from Dominic and he has already achieved a distinction at Grade 2 Drum Kit. We contacted Michael following recommendations from three friends; he enthuses his pupils with his love for the drums and is a man you will welcome into your home."

John, Wimpole


"Mike has been teaching my 12 year-old son drums and he is now approaching his Grade 3 with a confidence that we could not have imagined when he first started the instrument. In the past he has often found it hard to stay focussed no matter what he is doing, but Mike's encouragement and natural teaching flair have made it possible for him to tackle this where drumming is concerned. I am very pleased with his development as a drummer since Mike became his teacher."

Nick, Royston


"My son had lost interest in drumming at school and Mike was recommended by a friend. What a great teacher!!. My son is now drumming totally unprompted again...excellent thank you."

Neil, near Cambridge

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