Professional Drum Lessons in Leicester, in Amazing New Studios!


Welcome to the new-look Dye House Drum Works drum school – for drum lessons in Leicester – thank you for visiting!

My name is Lee Boyd Allatson and I have been a providing professional drum lessons in Leicester for 30 years. I opened Dye House Drum Works back in October 2009 and since then have been providing drum lessons and drum equipment to many local players. We provide drum lessons for children and drum tuition for beginners through to advanced drumming and preparation for further and higher education. Whatever your drumming needs – we are here to help!

Picture of Lee Allatson - Head of Drum Set Tuition
Lee Allatson – Dye House Drum Works

Drum Lessons in Leicester at our Drum School:

There are many great services provided by Dye House Drum Works drum school: We offer bespoke, one-to-one drum lessons, tailored to the needs and goals of each individual student; furthermore, we regularly supply a range of unique and inspiring clinics and masterclasses for group events. We also have our own drum shop and YouTube channel hosting a whole bunch of great tuition videos. Have a browse around the website and leave a comment, or drop us a line with any questions or queries. There’s always something new going on, so do please feel free to visit often!

Drum Lessons in Leicester with Dye House Drum Works are still only £20 per hour!

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Tuition room 1 at Dye House Drum Works drum school, with 2 drum sets placed in a spacious and acoustically treated room.
Tuition Room 1 at the Dye House Drum Works drum school

A word from Lee Allatson: Head Drum Teacher at our Leicester Drum School:

Hi! My name is Lee Allatson and I am a drum teacher in Leicester. I founded and teach at the Dye House Drum Works Drum Works drum school – thank you for visiting our website! Having been a music industry professional for over 30 years, in 2021, I celebrated delivering my 25,000th drum lesson in Leicester! I have enjoyed playing music all over the world at all levels, whilst facilitating lessons to a wonderful variety of students all through my teaching history. This mix of music, people and performance environments has formed a big part of my personal development and, I hope, my own unique musical character.

Drum lessons in Leicester.
Students enjoying Drum Lessons in Leicester at the Dye House Drum Works Drum School.
Student wearing ear defenders playing drums.
We recommend that all of our students use ear protection whilst playing!
A collage of five students at Dye House Drum Works, with exam certificates.
Dye House Drum Works Students: All ages, and working in all kinds of exciting musical directions!

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Picture of drum kit and teaching space at Dye House Drum Works.
Tuition Room 2 at Dye House Drum Works
Our Leicester Drum School – A Brief history:

Our Leicester drum school first opened its doors in 2009. Since then, we have provided a thriving hub for new and established drummers from all around Leicestershire – and beyond! During the lockdown years of the pandemic, we moved to exclusively online teaching. This change of educational landscape brought changes and the development of completely new approaches for online learning. This fed back into our live one-to-one drum tuition systems and when the doors reopened in 2021, we re-doubled our teaching approaches and aims, and, furthermore, saw the landmark celebrated of 25,000 drums lessons!

Students and family with Rockschool certificates.
Our Leicester Drum School Students Receiving Rockschool Certificates.

Fantastic Drumming Workshop for Beginners in Leicester!

What an absolute pleasure it was to host the HHCiB (‘How Hard Can it Be?’) U3A group at Dye House Drum Works this week, where Lee Allatson was on hand to facilitate a one hour workshop for seven participants at the studio.

From the simple act of clapping together in unison, we explored rhythmic concepts of synchronisation, syncopation and subdividing the pulse, then moved onto the full kit: Two groups battled with 3-way coordination and independence using the bass drum, snare drum and hi-hats. We discussed ways of developing basic rhythms using alternate sounds on the drum set – always referencing how these different timbres and textures affected outcomes. It was a lot to fit into an hour, but judging by the smiles, laughter, dancing – and the successes in the playing – everyone had a great time!   

Ex-Demonstration Sabian AAX13″ Fusion Hi Hats For Sale In Leicester.

These hi hats are ex-showroom stock: previously unsold, but used for in store demonstration. They are in excellent condition and with a good polish, will come up to a brilliant finish, as new.

Pair of Sabian AAX 13" Fusion Hi Hat cymbals, with surface finger prints and no signs of wear.
Ex-Demo Sabian AAX 13″ Fusion Hi Hats For Sale In Leicester (UK) £200.00

Brand new, these cymbals can be found priced up to £400, with heavily played examples fetching upwards of £150 on Ebay.

Ex-Demonstration Sabian AAX 13″ Fusion Hi Hats For Sale In Leicester £200.00

Cash on collection from LE1 or LE16 (UK) post codes, or can P&P to UK Mainland address at buyer’s expense. Please Email for more details. Thank you for viewing!