Barry Young Drum School

Expert tuition at an affordable price. (Registered teacher).

Teaching methods based on extensive international study and a performing career spanning four decades.

Free introductory lesson for school students.


Hi and welcome

I would like to share with you some of the experience and knowledge I have gained through performing and studying at the drum set for more than 40 years.


I have played and recorded professionally in the following styles:

    Rock      Funk     Jazz    Latin – American     Stage Bands

This has included working with overseas artists and playing at international jazz festivals.   I have also given numerous drum clincs throughout New Zealand.

Contact: e-mail

Overseas Study:

I have studied in New Zealand and also the United States with several world famous  teachers, including: Jim Chapin , John Riley, Ed Soph and at Drummer’s Collective in New York City.

Teaching:   ( N.Z. Registered Teacher )

Thirty years of  teaching at Auckland Secondary Schools and privately.    My  teaching  program covers all  the styles  listed opposite as well as Reading drum music,  practicing  the Standard Rudiments and the Moeller Method to develop sound drum technique.   This in turn results in greater control, speed, accuracy and endurance.

mob: 021 111 4403 - tel: 09 483 6864

Address: 65 Hadfield St. Beach Haven Auckland 0626

This Web Site includes several introductory lessons with video examples plus informative articles on drum technique.

Remember: You learn better and faster with an experienced teacher.