Cheltenham Drumming Teacher

Emily Prankard Ba
One To One Private Lessons & Peripatetic Tuition in Schools
Email: – Call: 07931 224341
Or complete the online form below.

About Me

Emily Witham Ba

I am a full time Cheltenham drumming teacher based in the center of Cheltenham.  I teach one to one privately in my home studio and peripatetic teaching in schools throughout Cheltenham.

I believe lessons should be fun and work hard to tailor each lesson to the individual student, their musical tastes and needs.

I am a grade 8 drummer playing the drums for 17 years with hundreds of hours teaching experience (I also play piano grade 7 and have music theory grade 5).

I can teach a variety of genres including rock, pop, funk, punk and jazz and I am happy to help students prepare for graded exams from both Rockschool and Trinity Guidhall.

I have a deep understanding of music theory and technique and can break this information down easily so that students young and old can understand and benefit.

I have played in a number of different bands over the past 15 years including “The Boogaloos” (motown to ska to rock and soul) and an originals all female punk band called “Fight Rosa Fight”!  My performance experience has given me a very practical approach to my teaching allowing me to breakdown music theory and explain it in an easy to understand way.  This also helps me to encourage and support students to get into performing and playing in bands.

I am a passionate teacher who loves her job and gets great pleasure from students achieving their goals and enjoying the journey!  I’m all about fun lessons based on the music you love!

To read more about lessons for adults and children or about taking grades please click the tabs at the top of this section

For more information or to book your Free Introductory Lesson please complete the form below or call 01285 861304.

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Lesson Information

Drumming Lessons For Adults (All ages)

Everyone Can Learn The Drums!  Everyone is different and therefore requires a personal flexible approach.  We use our years of experience to create the perfect progression of learning For You.  This includes focusing on music styles you enjoy and learning your favourite pieces, all incorporated in a personalised learning programme design to get you where you want to be at your pace.

Drumming Lessons For Children (6 years and up)

We believe learning the Drums should be FUN and that its al about motivation!  We engage students and keep learning relevant to them by teaching current modern songs and pieces that they know & love.  All pieces work hand in hand with the grade systems we teach and reinforce all technical elements required.  Our students are enthusiastic and eager to learn new pieces, they want to play at home and want to show off their skills to their friend.

Online Resources

Our online resources includes numerous backing tacks for students to play along to.  As well as helping to develop timing and expression this makes practice a thing of pleasure rather than a chore.

RockSchool Drumming Grades

Grades Debute to Grade 8 Available.  Please see the tab at the top of this section for more details.

Drum Grades

rock-school-accreditationFor those that would like to get their Drum Grades I teach the excellent RockSchool Syllabus.

Rockschool’s graded music exams provide an opportunity for candidates to work towards accredited qualifications, playing the music they love.

They assess progressive mastery on a musical instrument from Entry Level (Debut) up to Grade 8. Through reinforcing knowledge across all sections of the exam, they help candidates consolidate their learning and develop their skills in a more stimulating and enjoyable way.

For student in school and heading for higher education you can earn QFC Credit from Debut Grade and UCAS Points from grade 6.

There are two types of qualifications:
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Prepared Work – 3 performance pieces – 2 of which can be free choice pieces, Technical work.

Unprepared Work – Sight Reading or Improvisation, Ear tests, General Musicianship Questions.

Performance Certificate

Prepared Work – 5 performance pieces – 3 of which can be free choice pieces, Prepared work.

Both types of exam are accredited and receive UCAS points.

For more information on this go to or contact us.

Full time professional drumming teacher

  • First Lesson Free!
  • Adults of all ages welcome
  • Children from 6 years and up
  • Absolute beginner to advanced
  • Grades 1 to 8 available
  • Online resources

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