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Words from My Satisfied Students

I have been taught by John since May 2019 and it has been a lot of fun and a pleasure. I am a more mature student and I find his methods fun and effective. He goes at a good pace and explains everything in detail as well as why we are learning what we are doing. Highly recommend. 

Ash Wells

Current Student

John is a natural teacher with a great sense of humour and is clearly well used to working with children (my son is 8). His Zoom lessons work very well for us, saving travel to a local teacher. John has a great many resources as PDFs and MP3s designed and delivered in a way that encourages motivation and progress.


Parent of George

Mr Joy is friendly, approachable and ‘real’. He makes the time to understand the needs of individual students and makes everyone feel at ease with his humour. I would highly recommend Mr Joy as a drum teacher!


Parent of Molly

I have been doing lessons for a few years, every lesson is fun & informative. I always come away from lessons having learnt something new. John is very supportive & will always take time to help.

Matt Walker

Adult Student

John is a fantastic drum teacher. I have had the pleasure of being taught by him these last couple of years and I have valued every single session. During teaching sessions, John allows much flexibility between modules. For example, John was able to teach me various parts of songs for the worship band I played in. This really helped as it allowed me to further my learning and adapt to live environments with other musicians.

Samuel Cooper

Former Student

Recommended by a friend, I started lessons when I was 17/18. Over the next couple of years this guy taught me many a riff and beat, songs i had grown up to….as well as a few I’d never heard of. He introduced me to tracks which to this day are my favourite, Linkin park and Pink springing to mind instantly. His easy to follow methods are second to none, you’ll be a regular Keith Moon in no time! But he is not only a great drum teacher, he’s also a great friend and person to talk to. One of, if not THE most, inspirational teachers I’ve had the pleasure of being taught by.

Gary Saunders

Former Student

I was a student of Johns back when I went to both George Ward and the Melksham Oak Community School. I had lessons for the whole time I was there and I have to say I wouldn’t be where I am today without the hard work and quite a bit of patience from Mr Joy!! I am now a professional musician serving in The Royal Marines band service. All my basic musicianship and the technical skills I needed to be the professional player I am today I was taught by John! When I took the first lesson with him I had never played an instrument and never even thought about it. When the lesson was over I walked out of the drum room booming with excitement and a new found love that I still have today! So if anyone is even considering taking lessons, this is the guy to go to! I mean, just look where it got me. 10/10 would recommend.

Jack Lewis

Former Student

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