Joe is the proud owner and founder of Holme Valley Drum Tuition, based at a fully equipped private studio just outside Holmfirth. He is CRB/DBS checked and offers teaching on a one to one basis, offering fun, tailored lessons to all abilities of any age. He has taught privately and in schools for over 10 years.  If you wish to complete the grades for drums, Joe offers the Trinity College London and also the Rock School syllabuses (currently with 100% pass rate!).

He can either come to you, (fuel charges may apply) or teach you at his studio. If you just want to try things out, Joe offers a free 30 minute introductory taster lesson for anyone who wishes to have a go and see what the drums are all about!

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any other queries. You can do this either via contact form on this site or by going to the dedicated teaching Facebook page.



“My 12 year old son started drum lessons with Joe just over a year ago and really looks forward to his weekly lessons. Joe is an extremely dedicated and committed teacher and, being a professional drummer himself, is a real inspiration to Oliver. Throughout the last few very difficult months of lockdown, Joe’s online drum lessons have been a real focus for Oliver, giving him much-needed structure and a valuable sense of achievement. It’s wonderful to see Oliver so passionate about his drumming and, most importantly, so keen to practice! Huge thanks to Joe for continuing to motivate and inspire him.”

Nicola Guest – Holmfirth

“Joe has been teaching my son for just over a year and he loves to go and jam with his drumming partner! Joe is very patient and encourages him to play and be passionate and creative. I would recommend him every time!”

Christina Hoyle – Holmfirth

“Joe is a great drummer and a wonderful teacher. My son really enjoyed his lessons with him and Joe got him through his Trinity Guildhall grades pretty quickly. Having done them himself, Joe knew exactly what was needed to pass them. Highly Recommended!” 

Cris James – Meltham

”Joe is proving to be an excellent tutor for my son, Henry, ensuring his strong progression with this new skill”

Neil Regan – Holmfirth