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: Skateboarding legend!

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!

Joe Fletcher


Joe loves the live performance arena. Has played from an early age. Former student of the school. Plenty of double kick and metal is his passion. Degree in popular music.

Fun fact: Anime lover and the maddest sense of humour!

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!