Paul Youngs

Drums, Music Theory.


Paul Youngs is a freelance drummer based in Ash, Surrey. He is an experienced musician and teacher, having studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, gaining a BMus (Hons) Professional Music Performance Degree with First Class Honours. With 12 years of playing experience, Paul studied at the ACM under tutors including Pete Riley (Republica, Guthrie Govan), Toby Drummond (Shaun Ryder, Cliff Richard) and Frank Tontoh (Craig David, Amy Winehouse). He has also studied privately with Mike Dolbear. Paul gigs regularly with function bands at weddings, parties and corporate events and can be seen playing behind a variety of original artists. These include ‘Fiori’, ‘Ruby Duff’, and ‘Dean McCaw’, both live and in the studio, across a mixture of full band and acoustic ensembles, as well as being one third of the ‘Dean Parker Band’. Paul has also spent time with original artist Hannah Louise recording at Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, recorded with the BBC at Maida Vale, and performed at BBC Introducing events with Calvin Goldspink (ex-S Club Juniors). He is experienced across a wide range of musical situations and genres, with particular focus on working with songwriters. Paul was a UK Young Drummer of the Year finalist in 2013 and subsequently appeared on BBC’s ‘The One Show’ in a feature with Roger Taylor. He has Rockschool Grade 8 with Distinction and ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory, also with Distinction. "Paul has been a pleasure to work with at the ACM. Paul has a fantastic/natural ability with the kit and is certainly a drummer to look out for in the future" - Toby Drummond


  • Rockschool Grade 8 Drums (Distinction)
  • ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory (Distinction)
  • BMus(Hons) Professional Music Performance (First Class Honours)- ACM Guildford

Additional Information

I offer one-to-one tuition from my home in Ash (Surrey), in my dedicated drum studio. I am also able to travel to you if preferred. I am an enthusiastic and experienced musician, having studied under well respected tutors including Mike Dolbear, Pete Riley and Toby Drummond. I am passionate about music and love to encourage others in their own musical journey, whether that be from the very beginning or with some experience already behind you. I am happy teaching across a broad range of ages and abilities, with experience in the past of teaching from ages 7 to 89. I can work through grades if desired: I myself studied the Rockschool grades but I can teach Trinity College syllabus also. When teaching grades I always make sure to supplement this with other relevant tuition too. If you would be interested in lessons for yourself or for your child, please do get in touch! I am DBS checked and have public liability insurance. I have also completed the Educare Child Protection in Music course. Pricing: At my home: 30 mins: £15 1 hour: £25 At your home: To cover costs and additional time, I will add an extra charge for travel. This is decided on a case-by-case basis.


Fees Duration
30 minutes£15
1 hour£25