Rick Finlay



A full-time professional drummer, percussionist and teacher since 1983, Rick’s performance credits include Just East, Liane Carroll, Si Cranstoun, Des O'Connor, Jacqui Dankworth, Sinéad O’Connor and Mari Wilson.


  • DBS enhanced certificate 001490979203

Additional Information

Drumkit and percussion from beginner to professional. Music business mentoring and advice


Fees Duration
30 minutes£23
40 minutes£30
60 minutes£46


  • ***** I've been having lessons with Rick for over a year now & have experienced some very noticeable changes in my playing. He is obviously a very experienced teacher & his passion for music leaves me full of inspiration at the end of each lesson. This also has me practicing like crazy in anticipation for the next one.The studio is a perfect learning environment, equipped with two very good drum kits, good quality monitoring for playing along to music, and shelves of educational books so everything is covered. It is also less than 5 mins walk from the station & the train line is a hidden gem, connecting well to most parts of London.


  • Brilliant…When I ask my son what he thinks about Rick he always says Rick is the best teacher he has ever had and I’m inclined to agree. He is patient, understanding, knowledgable and inspires my son to practise so he makes progress each week. I would highly recommend Rick.


  • Fantastic Teacher…My son Jamie is 14 and just passed his Grade 2 drums — he loves being taught by Rick who has a really patient and knowledgeable approach to teaching.

    Jamie has even got together with a few friends and have a weekly practise session in our loft - they have also done a few live shows in the local area.

    We are looking forward to continuing with Rick onto the next stage of Jamie's development - I enjoy sitting in on the lessons too ! Thanks Rick !!


  • ***** My son, 11, has been studying with Rick for 4 years now and has made significant progress. Rick has a holistic approach to his teaching focusing on the elements that make up an all round musician – so whilst exams often form an important part of a student’s development – focussing on a wide range of musical styles helps build a versatile and well rounded musician. My son really enjoys his lessons and finds Rick an inspiring teacher. Thoroughly recommend.