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I am a professional drum tutor and drummer with over 18 years of teaching experience and over 30 years playing experience. It’s been my privilege to have played all over the world and to have played drums on many records played on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3 and BBC Radio 6 Music to name but a few. I teach from my purpose built recording and teaching studio in Mount Pleasant in Swansea and have also taught in Secondary, Primary and Higher Education. I currently teach in Ffynone House School. Very proud to be an endorsee of Los Cabos drumsticks. I currently have a limited number of private teaching slots available .Full Enhanced DBS (formally CRB) I teach all styles, abilities and ages from 5 years old to 70 years old (as are some of my current students!) I use various tuition techniques and philosophies to ensure my students are taught what they need to know, be it for Trinity Rock and Pop or Rockschool grades (improving drum kit technique or just to learn drums for fun. I also carry out video exams for Trinity Rock and Pop grades.

Started teaching in May 2005.


    Drumsense Teaching 1

    May 2005

    Drumsense Teaching 2

    January 2006



"Jess Ranthum Huw is a talented and professional tutor with a creative and engaging teaching style. He is personable, reliable, flexible, and consistent, and he provides excellent service at a price that is more than reasonable. He goes the extra mile for his students, adapting the lessons to suit their strengths and improve their weaknesses, and is an invaluable and trustworthy contact for advice regarding the purchase of instruments, tuning, set up, etc. I greatly value my time under Huws tuition, and I would not hesitate to work with him in the future"

"Amy Evans My son Alfie has been taught drumming by Huw for eight years, and has just achieved his grade 8 in Rock School with a merit. We can not thank and recommend Huw enough as a teacher, he has gone above and beyond and shaped Alfie into the confident drummer he has become today. Huw is flexible, extremely reasonable rates and always gives advice and recommendations on equipment, tuning and re-skining Alfies drums. Alfie has also joined Jazz club and is the main drummer in performances in his comprehensive school Olchfa. He is about to sit his GCSE music and is predicted an A* and has also been offered a place for A level music in Olchfa comprehensive school. He has recently formed a band with his music friends in school. We as parents can not express our gratitude enough to Huw, he has opened Alfie up to a world we are ever so eternally grateful and proud of, which portrays in Alfies love of music and performing. Thank you, Huw."

"Victoria Coady Huw is a very experienced and knowledgeable drummer and tutor. My son Ned has had lessons with Huw for about 18 months and the transformation in his ability is incredible! Drumming has increased my sons overall confidence ten-fold. Huw is always available to help and support and we cant recommend him highly enough."

"Liam Tandy I had no drumming experience when I started lessons with Huw but very quickly I was up and running with some basic grooves. Three months in and Im now drumming along to my favourite tracks and improving with every lesson. Huw is a very competent drummer with lots of experience playing in different styles in various bands and a great teacher with tons of patience! I would thoroughly recommend lessons with Huw to anyone looking to begin drumming or improve their skills. Thanks Huw"