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Sam Barnes

Drum kit
East Grinstead
Sackville School
Shoreham Academy; The
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Education & training

BA (Hons) in Professional Musicianship awarded by BIMM

Enhanced DBS certificate, safeguarding trained, fully insured & first aid trained.

Skills & experience

Sam is a professional drummer with over 15 years of studio recording & international touring experience paired with a passion for education that has seen him working with beginner, intermediate & advanced drummers both privately & in schools & colleges around Sussex.

Sam has over four years experience teaching drums privately & within school education. He has a 100% student exam pass rate using Trinity Rock & Pop & RSL Awards syllabuses and has previously been employed by West Sussex Music, Sussex Music School and Sussex Academy of Music

Sam has spent extensive time recording and performing live with a host of exciting signed & independent artists. Associated acts include: LazybonesChalk HandsHowlsDitzHarker & Rope. Songs he has featured on have been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6Music, Kerrang!, Planet Rock & more.


I couldn’t recommend Sam enough. My daughter has made amazing progress during her drumming lessons with Sam.
Communication is great , I’m really happy with the lessons she has and her skills and confidence are growing all the time.

Heidi, parent of pupil

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