• Chichester Guitar Lessons
  • Chichester Vocal Lessons
  • Chichester Piano Lessons
  • Chichester Drum Lessons
  • Saxaphone Lessons
  • Songwriting Lessons
  • Band Sessions
  • Music Workshops

I really enjoy my lessons with James!


Drum Lessons

Chichester Music Academy provides a great learning environment for drum students of all ages and abilities in Chichester. Our drum tutors include Alex Richards, Rich Carter and James Wheeler

Alex has played the drums since the age of 9 and has experience of playing live and in the studio with bands as well as working on sessions. Qualified with a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Musicianship, a Grade 8 drum kit certificate and experience of teaching drums, both in schools and privately. Rich Carter has over 10 years of performance experience playing all over the UK as well as recording sessions in top London studios. James has studied drums with some of the world’s most famous drum teachers, including Gary Chaffee (former head of percussion at Burklee College Boston and the teacher of Vinnie Colaiuta and Steve Smith) and the legendary Dom Famularo, in New York.

The drum space at Chichester Music Academy is kitted out with professional equipment including Yamaha and Roland electronic kits.

Our drum tutors

Alex Richards

Rich Carter

James Wheeler

Drum Lessons include
Beats and Fills Notation
Grades Performance

Tuition Prices

By visiting the Chichester Music Academy for a free introductory lesson we will be able to ascertain which style of playing is right for you.  If you wish to book further lessons then the following prices apply:

30 minutes – £17
45 minutes – £25

Chichester Music Tuition


From guitar to piano, vocals to drums we deliver some of the most experienced music tuition in Chichester. Our tutors are fully CRB checked and insured. Find out more…

Chichester Music Tuition

Band Sessions

We aim to inspire young singers and musicians, of any standard, by enabling them to perform with each other. The focus on is fun, through an informal approach. Find out more…

Chichester Music Tuition


Short workshops and Master Classes, aimed at children and adults, will be run at regular intervals on Sundays and during the school holidays. Find out more…

Chichester Music Tuition

Live Performance

All our bands, singers and groups have the opportunity to perform at one of our end of term concerts. We also take part in local music festivals and other live events. Find out more…