our teaching team

Richard Quinn


Richard founded the school in 2003 after many years professional gigging extensively thought the UK and Europe. Over 25 years teaching experience. Richard has taught many students that have gone on to be professional drummers both in the UK and abroad.

Fun fact: Everton fan and loves to live in flip flops!

Adam Wright


Great teacher, loves his job. Adams approach to lessons has delivered good results for years now. Loves playing live and Knocking out the odd drum cover or two!

Fun Fact: This lad loves curry!!

Alastair Wain


Full of enthusiasm. Alastair’s music knowledge is wide. Great drummer and educator. Keen recording drummer. Former student of the school. Bags of experience.

Fun fact: Yugioh! master

Jack Haigh


In 2020 Jack competed in the UKs young drummer of the year competition. Finishing in the top 10 from thousands of entries both from the UK and abroad. Jack is the newest member of our team. A top all round drummer and a tutor oozing enthusiasm and talent.

Fun fact: Lives on energy drinks and loves crowd surfing at gigs!

Dave Nutter


Over 16 years teaching at the school. Dave is the drummer with the worlds top motörhead tribute band with extensive live experience. Degree in popular music.

Fun fact: Loves the winter and Christmas!

Stephen Whittaker


Primary school teacher by week drumming god by weekend! Steve’s approach to teaching is patience and easy going. Happiest when out playing with his local covers band! Tutor for over 12 years at the school.

Fun fact: Life long Barnsley fan and won’t miss a home game – ever!