Michael Moore



MM Drum School was founded by Derby drummer Michael Moore in 2014. It all started when Michael was in his last years of a music course at Derby College. During that time he was performing regularly, gigging three times a week on some occasions. Music has sustained Michael throughout many difficult years at school. He has used music to overcome many barriers of his own and didn't give up despite battling life long health conditions. Inspiring others to follow his footsteps he greatly enjoys teaching and has much experience working as a peripatetic teacher in special needs schools. Michael wanted to unite passions using his entrepreneurial talents to create a business where he can discover other people's talents. With support from a Prince's Trust business mentor, he established MM Drum School. He says, "My business mentor played a huge part in helping me to get to where I am today. Everybody wants to do what they are passionate about and I’m grateful that I can do just that." MM Drum School has achieved above expectation and has provided many people accross Derby personal development which, they otherwise wouldn't have had access too. Besides offering popular main stream drum kit & percussion lessons, MM Drum School has a unique SEN strand to the business. Our bespoke tailor made drumming therapy supports children, young people and adults with various disabilities & health conditions. A truly holistic healing approach, drumming breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression, non-verbal communication. Following several award nominations & finals, Michael expanded MM Drum School in 2017. Moving into a new purpose build facility in Derby City Centre was an important milestone and a step in the right direction. We have a dedicated sound proofed music room, smaller private tutor room & office. Michael's brother Matt joined MM Drum School as an Administrator/Technician playing a vital role in infrastructure development. New services opened such as Media & IT studies, African djembe workshops, Room hire for tutor groups & private teachers. MM Drum School is now facilitating Derby Guitar Tuition, a private guitar school owned by Derby guitarist Mark Leivers. Keep any eye out for news, updates and opportunities. In the meantime, we thank everyone who has supported us. Find out more about Michael as a young entrepreneur & professional musician via his website - www.michaelmooreuk.com

Additional Information

Award Winning Drum Lessons in Derby, Drum Therapy Sessions & Various Services available in Derby City Centre. Specialist programs for SEN & ASD also available. All ages and abilities welcome.


Fees Duration
1/2 hour12


  • "Michael's drum school is such a gem, the tuition is versatile, approach friendly and genuinely interested in the best for all his students"

  • "I find the environment very welcoming and I feel comfortable as I have felt a bit intimidated at previous teaching facilities. Not only that, the quality of the teaching is top class"

  • "Can’t explain how fantastic Michael is with my son my son has come on very far which is sometimes difficult for him due to having autism but with Michael’s help he has come right out of his shell and excelled thank you highly recommended!!"

  • "I was pleasantly surprised by the welcoming, non-judgemental and inclusive approach taken by MM Drum School. There are people from all backgrounds and ages learning drums here and to my surprise I was not the oldest!"