Muswell Hill Drum Teacher:
Joe Nicklin

Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe Nicklin performing live on stage
Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe Nicklin, performing with soft mallets
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About Joe

Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe Nicklin started out playing the drums at ten years old. He studied with Oxfordshire-based tutor Gary Marshall whilst building his profile playing in various bands across the UK and Europe in a whole range of venues.

Joe is a super friendly teacher. He tailors each of his lessons to meet the individual needs of the student. This is carefully balanced with developing a solid foundation in terms of technique, reading, aural skills and stylistic awareness.

To read more about Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe, his teaching style and his experiences on the road, check out our interview with him right here on our sister website!


Over the years, Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe has supported a whole range of major artists including Amy Winehouse, The Maccabees, Elvis Costello and Everything Everything to name but a few. He’s also played at Bestival, Field Day, Liverpool Sound City and Boardmasters festivals. In addition, Joe has also played legendary London venues including both Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Scala.

When he’s not teaching, Joe works as the live drummer for London songsmith Astronomyy, who opened for London Grammar at their sold out Brixton Academy show and also appeared at Glastonbury Festival in summer 2015. Joe also toured the US coast to coast in summer 2018, supporting Oh Wonder which included additional headline shows.

Joe is also no stranger to the studio. He’s also worked in such studios as the infamous Assault & Battery, Templesound, Strongroom and Palmetto Studios (Los Angeles). Joe has worked with producers such as Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs), Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, The Killers, Kanye West) and Tom Gittins (Emeli Sande, Robert Plant).


Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe holds a BA (Hons) degree from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), where he graduated in 2012 with first class honours.

In addition, he has also studied with many major drumming figures, including Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council), Mike Sturgis (21 Guns), Gabor Donyei (Thriller Live) and Toby Drummond (Wicked, Billy Eliot, Lion King).

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Joe’s Prices

60 mins – £45

45 mins – £37.50

30 mins – £30


Muswell Hill (N10) | Highgate (Northern Line / N6) | North Finchley (N12) | Holloway (Piccadilly Line / N7) | Highbury (Victoria Line, Windrush line – previously Overground / N5) and surrounding areas.

Collaborations & Appearances

Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs)
Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, The Killers, Kanye West)
Sam Williams (Supergrass, Gaz Coombes, Plan B)
Matt Terry (The Enemy, Ocean Colour Scene)
Tom Gittins (Emeli Sande, Robert Plant)
Sam Burden (Fisherman’s Friends)

Assault and Battery
Silo Sound (Denver, CO)
Palmetto Studios (Los Angeles, CA)

Field Day
Liverpool Sound City
Great Escape
Live at Leeds
Alex James Presents: Harvest
Fairport’s Cropredy Convention

BBC Radio 6 Music (UK)
Radio X (UK)
Absolute Radio (UK)

O2 Academy Brixton
Ronnie Scott’s
Bush Hall
O2 Academy Islington
O2 Academy Birmingham
O2 Academy Oxford
House of Blues, Orlando

Tabernacle, Atlanta 

Ogden Theatre, Denver

The Majestic Ventura Theatre

The Echo, Los Angeles

Interested in lessons with Joe?

If you’re looking for a Muswell Hill drum teacher and want to try a lesson with Joe, send us a message through the above form or contact us right here and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to work out your slot!

Muswell Hill drum teacher Joe Nicklin, performing with soft mallets
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