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Welcome to my website, I’m Nick Lowczowski, a British born professional drum teacher and musician.
I have over 20 years' teaching experience and currently work out of my fully equipped studio in Wimbledon, South London.
I am a member of the Musician's Union and am fully DBS/CRB checked. I have also completed Child Protection Awareness Training.
All aspects of modern drumming are covered in the most comprehensive tuition available.
Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced player, you are guaranteed to make fast progress and be challenged to reach your full potential. Each lesson is tailored to the individual to ensure the most effective results, all in a fun and relaxed environment. Additionally I have developed my own system for teaching kids which ensures that they are playing and understanding within the first lesson.
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What people say
Since starting to take lessons with Nick, my drumming technique and musicality have improved immensely. Nick is a great drummer and teacher and his knowledge and passion for music and drumming mean lessons are always enjoyable, relevant to me, and at the right pace. As a result, I always leave a better drummer than I went in, and inspired to practise and play more.
Nick's tutoring is second to none. His knowledge of drumming and its historical and geographical relevance is vast and compelling, and he uses it, along with effective tricks and tips, to keep me motivated. Every lesson is different and always hugely enjoyable
Nick is a superb teacher. He has a deep technical expertise, in a wide range of genres, that means learning is always interesting, challenging and, most of all, fun! He is much more than a drummer – he is a talented musician. When friends have been looking at lessons, I’ve enthusiastically recommended Nick above anything else available in London.
My 10 year old has had his first term of drum lessons with Nick and I am amazed at how much he has already learnt. With every new technical exercise comes information about rhythms, musical terms and cultural drumming patterns, he also makes sure the lesson is filled with new things to go home and practise; my son leaves the lesson buzzing with enthusiasm. Nick’s drumming expertise is evident in his short demonstrations; he is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend his lessons.
I was only going to give playing the drums a try on a whim, but thanks to Nick, 3 years later & I'm enjoying drumming more and more. Nick's a very patient teacher, but still great at pushing me with more challenging things all the time. From knowing nothing of drums when I started, it's great to see how far I've progressed, all thanks to Nick's teaching.
Nick has been tutoring me now for 8 years. He is a versatile, contemporary and adaptive teacher. But most importantly he is affable and just a great guy. I wouldn't be the drummer I am without him!
Every lesson with Nick is different, exciting and above all challenging as I am always encouraged to play new things in order to broaden my abilities. He has a calm, relaxed but motivating way of teaching which helps me look at new things from new angles in order to master them. I look forward to every lesson and I can honestly say that it is an honour to be taught by such an excellent drummer.
I have been learning drumming with Nick for a year and he is the best teacher I have ever had. He is so encouraging and really knows how to get the best out of me. If I could have a lesson everyday day I would. Go Nick!
I cannot recommend Nick highly enough, he totally understands Daisy and manages to get her to focus and brings out the best in her. Her drumming is coming along at a very fast pace and it is all down to Nick. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting to take up drumming.
Learning to play drums with Nick is a very good experience. I have been learning to play drums with Nick for few months now. Nick has a great ability to teach specific playing techniques for beginner like myself. His experience shows his ability to listen to a piece of music and write the drumming notes. This has helped me allot to practice and learn the drum beats in order to play for a church band. Every lessons I am learning something new. I would personally recommend Nick to anyone who has passion to learn drums. I am blessed to know Nick as my Drum teacher.
Having wanted to play drums from an early age I took the plunge at 42. Feared it might be like old school music lessons with little "bonding". But I loved it. Nick possesses a great mix of practical skill and thorough drumming knowledge. Always paced it without labouring and progressed at a good speed. Ive had a great time and bought my own kit subsequently. Breaking out into songs I like was great fun which kept it interesting. He's a master on the drums which shows you're learning from one of the best.Thoroughly recommended.
I've been learning with Nick for just over a year now and certainly intend to continue. Learning drums was an idea which grew into a passion thanks to Nick's excellent and patient teaching. His clear direction has helped me progress and his knowledge (extremely varied and broad) has sustained my interest in the world of drumming. I would definitely recommend Nick to anyone with the desire to learn!
Wanting to learn to play the drums since childhood I took the plunge at 34 and haven’t looked back! Nick has got me up and running quickly and I really enjoy my weekly lesson. After only a handful of lessons I have felt comfortable enough to form a band with some mates from work! Nick has a great teaching style effortlessly blending musical theory with practical skills in a relaxed and friendly learning environment.
Nick has been my 9 year olds drum teacher for about a year now and he is continuing to grow in confidence under his instruction (having previously only played free lance drums at his old School). My lad was so enamoured by Nick’s teaching that he wrote to him thanking him for teaching him to ‘play better than his friends’. It is great to see Nick keeping up our son’s enthusiasm for drums!
Nick is a very easy-going, amiable guy who creates a relaxed yet highly productive learning environment. He clearly understood my quite specific needs and wasted no time getting me feeling as comfortable and confident behind the kit as possible. Thank you.
I'm so glad I landed Nick as my teacher. He is always patient, encouraging and very passionate. And not only that, he has appreciation for all styles of drumming making him the perfect teacher for absolutely anybody. I'm stoked to have found him. He is a gem.
Both my children really look forward to their drum lessons. Nicks lessons are energetic, full of information and they have progressed quickly.
Nick has been a great teacher - having never played before he's been very patient taking me through the initial steps.
As others have said, Nick is good teacher and very patient. He's also very friendly and has a great teaching style. My tip to you if you're thinking of drumming is do at least a couple of one hour sessions, and you'll be hooked!
I really enjoyed learning the drums with Nick, he made sure he understood exactly what I wanted to get out of the lessons and tailored the lessons accordingly... he had me playing along to music straight away. He was also excellent at explaining the application of different rhythms and introducing me to different types of music to enhance my playing and understanding of music. Highly recommend.
Nick is the Spartan General of drumming, it was said their mere presence was enough to make a normal army fight stronger, harder and better. Nick is that, his teaching takes you from your existing level and elevates you, imparting his knowledge and skills at just the right volume. Taxing you when you need it but always with the belief that you will improve, you will get better! His underlying foundation of musical knowledge and playing techniques is always impressive. A unique talent that we're lucky enough went into teaching!
Nick makes learning all the co-ordination skills needed to play the drums a fun, interactive and very enjoyable experience. He is very enthusiastic and patient!
Lessons with Nick are something to look forward to. Combining clear tuition with the flexibility to allow for maximum enjoyment whilst improving technique is a real skill. Add Nick’s infinite patience and the picture is complete.
My son has been having drum lessons with Nick for nearly two years now. Nick has a huge knowledge of drums and music in general. He is a good teacher and is always patient and encouraging. My son enjoys the lessons very much, so I would recommend Nick as a drum teacher.
I've been working with nick for several years now and it’s been an immeasurable help to me. His skill and depth of knowledge are breathtaking and his level of enthusiasm makes it a joy to work with him.
Alex has been playing the drums with Nick for four years now. He started when he was seven years old and has been practising with Nick ever since as he really enjoys being taught by a professional drummer! Nicks always strikes the best balance between being perfectionist and making the lessons very fun. He thoroughly prepared him for his gradings and always encourages and shows him how to compose little pieces by himself. Also, Nick always gives his expert finishing touches for performances Alex prepares for school, as he has been the successful drummer of a school band for some time. We really can't recommend Nick highly enough.
My name is Lea, and I come from China. As a non-native English speaker Nick has given me lots of help and patience. In my opinion Nick is a very professional drum teacher and musician, not only on technique but also his profound thoughts on art. I am very glad to learn drum with Nick!
Nick has been teaching my 13 year old daughter for the last year or so. He is a quality player and a quality teacher too, very friendly, very patient and he is keen to see that his pupils progress while enjoying themselves. I highly recommend him.
Really methodical, patient and fun drumming teacher. Always walk away from a lesson feeling I have improved while having fun. Great value, always look forward to the next lesson!
Nick belongs to a rare breed of drum teachers. As a highly skilled teacher and drummer he is keen on passing on to his students everything it takes to become the best drummer you can be. My son Christopher had been playing for 2 years before starting lessons with Nick. Since then he has improved at a much faster rate and has developed a great passion for the instrument and is currently working on his grade 6 exam.
My drum tutor. I’ve known Nick for a while now, he is a very enthusiastic, vibrant and good teacher and a friend. He will give you very good positive feedback and encourage you to do higher levels at each lesson, but also will point out how and where we can improve without harshly pointing any mistakes. He will assist you if you are keen to go for any higher grades and also if you want to do any public performance. I also have been to some of his "gigs" they are so good and I want to be like him.
Nick is a great teacher with a lot of patience who manages to keep my 7 year old interested. Max has progressed very quickly in a short period of time. ps from Max "Nick is a fantastic, awesome and great drumming teacher"
Nick is a gifted drummer and a fantastic teacher. My son Tom thoroughly enjoys every lesson due to Nick's informal, friendly and professional teaching. He is always encouraging, positive and has the patience of a saint!!
Regular and reliable tuition which is as challenging as it is supportive. Lots of 'homework' given which is well explained and notated to consolidate what's been learned in lessons Fun and friendly lessons with lots of musical and more general drumming information used to further encourage learning. Lessons looked forward to because they are rewarding, engaging, focused, challenging and fun. Drum School this isn't, but lots of good learning happens in a meaningfully informal setting. All good.
You should never underestimate the value of a good teacher and Nick is one of the best. He combines a technical and open minded approach to show you the endless possibilities of rhythm, no matter what your ability. I walked in for my first lesson as a timid drummer in a fledgling band; through his encouragement and understanding of music I'm now more confident about trying new things which sound awesome when everything works together. Thanks Nick!
Nick is a genuine drum master. His methodical approach, technical aptitude and total professionalism, leaves you entirely confident that you are in good hands. I played the drums for 15 years but have learnt more from Nick within the 5 lessons that I've had with him, than I was able to teach myself the entire time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone learning to play the drums, or even just to add to your repertoire of drumming techniques if you can already play. Nick is a natural drum teacher.
I was looking to improve overall as a drummer and Nick was exactly what I needed to help me improve. Not only does he have extensive knowledge on all aspects of drumming, he is also a fantastic drummer and very patient. I have learned so much with Nick as my teacher and would highly recommend him, whether you’re a beginner or already playing to a good level. He has increased my drumming knowledge and confidence hugely
Lessons with Nick are always extremely enjoyable and you cover an awful lot in the time. Very friendly and an extremely good teacher you pick things up very quickly!
A great drummer, a great teacher and always has time for each of his students. What more do you want?
Edward has been learning the drums with Nick for the past year and has enjoyed the experience immensely. Nick has been encouraging and always makes it fun for Edward with funky choices to play.
When I decided to return the pro status after taking many years off, I turned to Nick. He was able to open up my playing quickly within weeks to a higher level than ever before. Thanks Nick!
I've been so happy with Nick's teaching style with me as a complete beginner. I feel it centres around understanding and learning key rhythmic concepts and how you can adapt them to help learn improvising. Extremely knowledgeable. Always fun. I'd definitely recommend him.
Nick is a great drummer and great drum teacher. He's helped my drumming enormously. Would highly recommend anyone from beginner to advance to take some lessons with Nick. You will only get better!
Finally got around to learning to play drums at 62 years old, found Nick online and he's been great, very patient as I have had no previous experience . Enjoyed every minute. I'm living proof you're never too old to learn something new! Cheers nick!
Nick has been teaching my daughter for two and a half years. She started as a beginner at 15 and has progressed enormously. She enjoys the lessons so much she is considering becoming a professional drummer! She finds Nick very friendly with a relaxed but professional teaching style. I have been present towards the end of one or two lessons and agree that his teaching manner is excellent, easy to understand and very encouraging. I’d recommend Nick to anyone thinking of taking up drumming.
My son has been having drum lessons with Nick for the past 5 months. We are extremely impressed with the progress he has made, playing the drums has sparked a huge interest in music for our son. I would definitely recommend Nick as a drum teacher.
My ten-year-old has been having lessons with Nick for almost a year and the progress he has made in that time is incredible. Each week brings something new, with the lessons achieving a perfect balance of learning and fun; challenge and achievement. Nick is patient, encouraging and approachable, and his passion for teaching is clear. He has a particular skill for breaking down more challenging exercises into manageable elements. My son comes away buzzing with a sense of achievement and only wishing his lesson could have lasted longer!
Nick has been a fantastic drum teacher for my son. He was great whilst preparing him for exams, every aspect was covered but in a relaxed and enjoyable way which led to my son receiving a Distinction. Nick has also nurtured my son’s love of music by teaching him about the songs that he enjoys listening to and the techniques involved so that he can play them himself. I have no hesitation in recommending Nick as a drum teacher and have done so on a number of occasions.
Learning with Nick has expanded my playing ability further than I thought possible with so many years of playing other instruments behind me. Lessons bring much more than just technical advances. Everyone may benefit from different teaching styles but, for me, lessons with Nick are as much about understanding possibilities as developing skills which makes learning a much richer experience than I’ve ever had before. Nick is patient and encouraging and I leave every lesson having made real, identifiable progress!
Nick is a great drum teacher - He's patient, encouraging and keeps lesson content varied and fun, while ensuring that the skills, technique and theory fundamentals are well drilled and established to build on. One of Nick's many strengths is his ability to explain, breakdown and demonstrate (on a second kit alongside) to overcome any obstacle, be it a section of an exam piece, or a specific technique. My 11 year old son has really enjoyed his lessons with Nick, his exam success and the increased self-belief that this has given him. Thank you so much Nick'
Nick has the knack: my 13-year-old has thrived on his teaching methods and priorities. He learns something new at each session, and is then expected to practise it. Nick is encouraging, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. He prefers to bring out the potential in his pupils by engaging with them, demonstrating when necessary, working with them and exciting them, rather than teaching exclusively to the grade exams—and he has a marvellous set-up in his sound-proofed room to do this. His aim is, I think, to give his pupils the confidence and expertise to be able to perform in a group or a band, whatever the level, rather than just learning the technical side of drumming.
My daughter started learning drums with Nick when she was 6. She’s 8 now and is still really enjoying learning. Nick is very patient which is very important when teaching young children and what more is he is a nice guy which is reflected in his teaching techniques. This has culminated in my daughter improving week on week and this looks set to continue as she continues learning with Nick.
My 11 year-old son George has been having lessons with Nick for nearly 2 years. He loves his lessons and says they are so much fun! Nick is very patient and knows how to keep him motivated. Would highly recommend Nick as a teacher.
I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with Nick, he ensures every lesson is fun and interesting, and gives you plenty of material to work on between lessons. I can honestly say he's the best drum teacher I've ever had!
I’ve been having weekly lessons with Nick for the past 2 years. There are a couple of things he does which I really appreciate and would like to call out. I come in the evening after work and even though I’m normally a bit brain fatigued, Nick always shows infinite patience in cajoling me to keep learning. He also has a skilled approach in breaking new grooves down in to understandable bite-size chunks. Because of this I don’t think there’s been any time when I haven’t managed to get to grips with a new groove in some form during our lesson.