About

Andy Mac

Andy Mac

Welcome to Beginner Drums! I’m Andy Mac and I’m a drum teacher & drummer based in the wonderful city of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. I’ve been playing drums for over 30 years and have been passionate about drums for my whole life. I specialise in teaching all age ranges and abilities how to play the drums with a special focus on teaching absolute beginners. Over the years I’ve built up quite a collection of exercises, tips and material especially suited to the beginner drummer and I would like to share this with you! I started producing video lessons for students several years ago and by popular demand this has evolved into a resource that now benefits beginner drummers from all around the world.

  • Absolute Beginner to around Grade 3 Level
  • Simple & Easy to Follow Exercises
  • Video Lessons
  • Downloadable Drum Sheet Music
  • Tips for Students AND Teachers
  • Trinity Notation as Standard
  • Trinity Exam Help & Tips
  • Completely 100% Free!

Help Support this Site

This site takes a HUGE amount of time and effort to maintain. Each video lesson can take up to 3 days to produce and upload, sheet music exercises take hours to transcribe accurately and professionally not to mention site hosting costs and everything else that goes in to putting this all together. I really want to keep this as a completely free resource to help budding young (and old!) drummers from around the world. With your help I can keep this site free and continually add new interesting material. There are two ways you can help me do that – Subscribe to Beginner Drums on YouTube and Support Beginner Drums on Patreon. Even a small donation of $1 per month can make all the difference – thank you so much! :-)

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