Testimonials

My drum lessons are open to anyone regardless of age and abilty. I also have a very even mix of male and female drum students. Call me on 027 334 3631 or email drums@andrewrooney.net to discuss availability.

”Thank you! I credit you, “my drum coach”, and everything you taught me, whenever the subject of drum chops comes up.”
Dave Miller Jan 2017

”Andrew is a wonderful teacher and he is very bright and welcoming. I never enjoy having to miss a lesson. I’m really lucky my mum found Andrew because I think he is the best teacher anyone could have. He makes me believe in myself and has definitely made me think more positive. He lets me play music that I am into not just any old boring song. Every Wednesday I walk out of his studio with a big smile on my face and I can’t wait for my next lesson.” Hannah G (age 9) August 2016

– ”Andrew is a professional drummer with great background both in music theory(Jazz Degree) and experience (played in different gigs and is still playing with his band). Though his credentials are intimidating, he is the most welcoming and most patient teacher any drummer can have. He tries to explain and answer every question that I have in a way that I can understand. He is very particular on the fundamentals in which every drummer must learn, and because of this, I noticed a huge improvement on my drumming in just two sessions with him. He always give tips on what to do and practice to improve my drumming every session. He always encourage his students and help them on their goal in the style of drumming they want to learn. He always makes our session fun but full of information. I highly recommend him as a drum teacher to people of all ages. He is the most cool and approachable drum teacher you can find.” – Anthony Mandigma August 2016

– ”Our son and daughter are learning to play the drums with Andrew and it is the highlight of their weekend! Our son (5 years) broke his arm but couldn’t bare to miss a lesson so is playing one handed! Our daughter (7 years) is quite shy and often lacks confidence in herself, yet when learning drums with Andrew, he is so patient and kind that she leaves the lessons with the biggest smile. We love seeing her enjoy playing the drums and gaining confidence. We highly recommend Andrew as a drum teacher!” – Holly Vega

-”Andrew is a teacher that talks the talk but definitely walks the walk. Andrew has both an education in drumming and a massive professional gigging resume. He takes his craft very seriously and his success is proof of that. Check out his website and awesome blog to read up on some of the amazing things he has done lately. Don’t be intimidated by this though as he happens to be one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. This allows for a great teaching environment where he makes you feel comfortable and enjoy what you are learning. I highly recommend Andrew as a drum teacher to people of all ages. I was an adult student of his and enjoyed his approach to the drums and knowledge he has behind him. If you are looking for a guy who has been there and done that in the drumming world then Andrew is your guy.” Hamish Mio

-”My son Dylan thinks Andrew is an awesome teacher who makes learning to drum a lot of fun. Andrew encourages and motivates Dylan to practice and have fun along the way. We look forward to attending lessons every week.” Tracy Alloway

-”Andrew is a great drum teacher for my daughter. She is inspired and encouraged through his lessons. Jason Durey

-“We love coming to lessons as Andrew has a fun approach to learning with an easy going nature. Ashton’s confidence and coordination have sky rocketed with his guidance and encouragement. I 100% recommend Andrew as a tutor for his ability to relate to and interest children to learn and develop their skills by passing on his drumming expertise.”
Shannon Balzat (Student: 
Ashton Balzat 7yrs old)

-“My wife brought me a drum lesson with Andrew for my 52nd birthday. Andrew gives great direction, advice, support and encouragement and he’s a great communicator. I would absolutely recommend Andrew.’ Sam Noon (52)

“I decided to start learning the drums at age 28, so I was pretty nervous as I hadn’t played an instrument for a long time. I’ve found Andrew to be an awesome teacher – he is really patient, has a friendly nature, and has always been encouraging. I wanted to learn many aspects of drumming – including theory, technique, playing songs I like, and improvising – and found Andrew has easily been able to teach these to me. My lessons with Andrew have been a nice balance of learning and fun. I highly recommend Andrew as a drum teacher – he is passionate about drumming, and has the right style and skills for teaching students.” Valentina B.

-“We like the way Andrew always encourages our son to reach his potential. He has a warm, friendly approach to teaching the drums.” Christopher Pipes (Student: Thomas Pipes 9 years old)

-“Andrew is really good at playing the drums. He always says good things about what I am doing. ”
Thomas Pipes 9 years old

-“I have been a student of Andrew’s for three years. Throughout that time, he has always been a teacher who continually encourages me and presents me with new challenges and techniques to ensure I keep striving and, just as importantly, enjoying my drumming.”
Andrew P. (45)

-”Our six-year-old son Lachie has been learning with Andrew for the last year. During this time Lachie and Andrew have developed a fantastic student/teacher relationship. Andrew knows how to combine theory in a way that is fun & exciting for a 6 year old to learn and he is always positive and patient. Andrew’s prepared lessons, skills & knowledge combined with his professionalism makes him a fantastic teacher and one that i would highly recommend”. Laura Alberino

-“My nine-year-old son Ari has been getting drum lessons from Andrew for around 6 months now. I always sit in on the full lessons with Ari so that I can see what he’s working on and help him practice between lessons. This means I get to observe Andrew’s teaching first hand, and I’ve been very impressed with what I’ve seen.
Andrew is always punctual, organised and prepared for each lesson. He has an excellent rapport with Ari and is patient and enthusiastic throughout every lesson. Andrew has provided an excellent combination of theory, technical exercises and application, playing along to songs that Ari chooses. He’s also taught Ari all the basics, including how to tune a drum kit and what all the different types of drum sticks are for.
Andrew can sense when Ari is getting bored with a particular exercise or song and knows when to add in something new to keep him interested and motivated. He’s also provided excellent encouragement and guidance for Ari to audition for the school rock band.
I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew to anyone looking to learn to play the drums
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Glen Cornwell

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