The inside track: Rockschool drum tutorial videos in collaboration with MusicGurus.

Expanding upon Rockschool’s longstanding collaboration with MusicGurus, we’re introducing tutorial videos so you can get the inside track to learning the drums with Rockschool.

These innovative tutorial videos guide you through the Rockschool drum grades (Debut – Grade 8), and highlight the principles of professional drumming as found in the Rockschool Grade books.

With the MusicGurus video player you can loop and slow-down all the performances, whilst being able to see the demonstrations from a range of insightful camera angles, so you can see exactly how the Rockschool performance pieces are played by the professional musicians who recorded the syllabus! You will also be able to access the equivalent Grade’s digital sheet music and backing tracks with access to Replay – the interactive sheet music tool.

These tutorial videos are ideal for teachers and candidates alike. We’re big advocates of the flipped learning approach. Our aim is for Rockschool candidates to achieve their goals by maximising their ability, and these interactive resources will help keep the student focused, engaged and enthused with their instrument.

By enriching learning experiences, we’re confident that these tutorial videos will encourage learning outside of lesson time helping students turn up to lessons more prepared. Pete Riley and Stu Roberts, who feature in the new tutorial videos, both have a wealth of professional drumming experience and can guarantee your students won’t be picking up bad habits from other online resources – quality control is one of our top priorities.

To get started, simply head to our shop, select the Grade you’re studying and click the “Buy Replay Course” button to make your purchase. This will then give you access to the MusicGurus portal where all the video content can be found.


  • Debut to Grade 5: £35 per grade
  • Grades 6–8: £36 per grade


Pete Riley

Pete Riley is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading educators in modern music. His drumming career has seen him play with the likes of Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), Republica, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert & Keith Emerson, to name but a few.

Stu Roberts

Stu Roberts is a freelance drummer and educator. As well as performing with Take That and Lulu, Stu has held chairs in many West End theatre shows including ‘Spamalot’, ‘Jersey Boys’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’.