Steve Kellner Drum tuition

Welcome to Steve's drum lessons! It's fantastic to have you here. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gigging musician, Steve is here to cater to all abilities and musical styles. With thirty 35 years of experience as a skilled instructor, you'll be in good hands on your rhythmic journey. 

No matter your musical background or skill level, Steve's comprehensive curriculum covers everything from Rock, Funk, RnB, Jazz, Bass and drums to Latin and electronic music. You'll have the opportunity to explore traditional rudiments as well as cutting-edge techniques, ensuring a well-rounded and enriching learning experience for all students. 

Steve will guide you through dynamic exercises, intricate patterns, and unique drum fills, empowering you to become a versatile drummer capable of adapting to any musical context. Whether you dream of playing in a band, jamming with friends, or just want to enjoy the joy of drumming, Steve will help you reach new heights in your creative drumming journey. 

So, don't hesitate any longer. Join Steve now and embark on an exciting and fulfilling musical adventure. Let your passion for drumming flourish and your skills soar to a whole new level!

Steve is a highly experienced and accomplished musician who has actively contributed to the music industry for the past 40 years. Throughout his career, he has excelled as a session drummer, clinician, author, composer, and producer. His musical journey has taken him on extensive tours across the UK, Europe, and Australia, where he has performed in a wide range of venues, from intimate clubs to large stadiums. Notably, Steve had the honour of supporting James Brown in East Berlin in front of an audience of over 120,000 people. 

Passing on his passion and skills has been a highlight of his journey,having had the privilege of performing more than 30 drum clinics, both in the UK and Europe, representing esteemed drum brands Sabian, Remo, and Vic Firth. He has also conducted master classes at many music colleges, conservatories, and schools. Some of the joint clinic performances included a very memorable one with Terry Bozzio at the Clapham Grand in London. 


Early days, Remo drum clinic with Terry Bozzio and Dom Famularo (London Clapham Grand)

His writing prowess is showcased through his educational articles published in prestigious drum magazines, including the renowned Modern Drummer in the USA.  

Previous Students (Success Stories):  

Patrick Garvey (Head of Drums at Bimm Institute of Music): Patrick Garvey, one of many of my successful students, is currently the Head of Drums at Bimm Institute of Music. He has excelled in his drumming career and has become a notable figure in the industry. 

Steve's contributions to the music scene extend beyond teaching and live performances. As a session drummer, he has lent his talents to over 25 albums and numerous singles, leaving his mark on a diverse range of musical projects. Some of the live and recording artists he has worked with include:  

Robin Scott - 'M' Pop Music  
Fischer Z  
John Illsley (Dire Straits)  
Towering Inferno  
J M Watts  
John Entwistle (The Who)  
Julian Bahula's Jazz Africa (Jabula)  
Collaboration is at the heart of Steve's creative process. Working alongside his brothers and various labels such as KPM/EMI and Noise pump, he has contributed to the creation of over 200 songs for film, television, and radio. These songs have been featured in popular productions like "Snakes on the Plane," "Hollyoaks," "Malcolm in the Middle," and "American Idol."  

The opportunity to demonstrate techniques, offer insights, and help drummers of all skill levels refine their craft brings him immense joy. Steve is dedicated to assisting aspiring musicians in unlocking their full potential and becoming the best musicians they can be.