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Mr River Studios
Mr River Studios

Drum Lessons in Hampshire
With Toby Janes and John Lezana
Instruments: Drums
Genre/Style(s): Rock, Metal and Popular Music
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


We offer 'Buy One, Get One Free' lessons to all new students, call now on 023 8065 8373 to learn more and book your first lesson!

Our drum lessons cover:
- Rhythm, timing and ‘groove’
- Learning to read drum notation
- Different drumming techniques and styles
- Kit setup and maintenance
- Learning songs by analysing structure and form in a fun way


Toby Janes has toured the UK in a multitude of bands and as a highly in-demand session musician. His skillful, professional and methodical approach to the drums has seen him gain 15 years of recording experience in some of the best UK studios with top UK music producers. It is this experience and skills acquired over a long career that makes Toby one of Southampton’s most sought-after teachers’ Toby is a regular on the live scene throughout Southampton, Bournemouth and the surrounding Hampshire and Dorset towns. Session drum work has taken the drummer on tour from London, to Bristol, up through Wales and into the highlands. Not to mention two tours through sunny California!

Toby is currently available at River Studios on Tuesday and Saturdays.


Playing drums since 1987 and teaching drums since 2003, John Lezana has played with many bands of different styles: Rock and Blues, Indie Rock, Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Function Bands and currently plays in a Pink Floyd tribute band playing all over the UK, Ireland and Europe.

A real passion for teaching drums, playing drums and everything drum related. John is also the author of: 50 ways to play your rhythmic phrase.

John is currently available at River Studios on Mondays.

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Contact River

Address: Hampshire
SO40 9HQ
Phone: 023 8065 8373
Fee (30 minutes): £16.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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