East Finchley Drum Teacher:
PJ Ciarla

East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla playing live
East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla performing live behind the drum kit
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About PJ

East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla is a highly experienced drummer and educator. He brings a friendly, sensitive approach to teaching. This mindset has proved hugely popular with his students of all ages, particularly in helping them unlock their own creativity.

PJ studied at the Saint Louis University of Music – based in Rome, Italy – before completing his BA (Hons) specialising in Creative Musicianship at the world famous Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London.

He has a huge amount of studio experience, previously working with Mouritz Wanger (composer), Jason Bavandan (producer EMI, Battle), Antonio Camilli (The Voice, Italy) as well as drumming for his energetic two-piece rock group, Rival Karma. Most notably, Rival Karma track Lies was featured on an advertising campaign for Maybelline New York.

East Finchley drum teacher PJ is experienced in teaching a wide range of abilities and ages, specialising in teaching students with an interest in creativity – be it with a studio / production focus, or with a practical lens for live performance / touring.


East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla received his BA (Hons) from the ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) back in 2016. Whilst studying he specialised in Creative Musicianship. Prior to receiving his BA (Hons), PJ graduated with a HND from the Saint Louis University of Music based in Rome, Italy.

Check out this feature PJ wrote for the ICMP, reviewing Roland’s SPD-SX trigger and sampler pad. (If you’re not familiar, knowledge of these pads are crucial for getting live gigs these days – PJ can help you out if you’d like further tuition specifically for this – speak to us!)

PJ is fluent in Italian and Spanish.

Check out PJ’s band Rival Karma performing What I Wanna Do To You live below:

East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla performing live

East Finchley Drum Teacher – Areas Covered

PJ’s Prices

60 mins – £45
90 mins – £70

PJ only offers lessons at a 60 minute minimum duration.


Home visits mainly available in the East Finchley area. Closest locations are East Finchley (N2 / Northern line) | Highgate (N6 / Northern line) | Archway (N19 / Northern line) | Alexandra Palace (National Rail) and surrounding areas including Muswell Hill and Crouch End.

Reliable music lesson review by Anna Rimington, her son in a drum lesson

Collaborations & Appearances


  • Musical Director, Beautiful Thing. (2019-present)
  • Drummer, Winston Delandro, Bob Marley, UB40. (2019)
  • Drummer, Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai. (2019)
  • Drum Tech, ICMP. (2017-present)
  • Music Director, Iman Osman, PRS artist and Adidas. (2016-2017)
  • Musical Director, Lela Thompson, Britain’s Got Talent. (2016)
  • Drummer, Rival Karma. (2016-present)
  • Drum Tech, Fish Factory, Buffalo Studios, Wax. (2013-present)


  • Drummer, Mouritz Wanger, Composer. (2019)
  • Drummer, Jason Bavandan, Producer EMI, Battle. (2018-present)
  • Drummer, Antonio Camilli, The Voice Italy. (2017-present)
  • Drummer, Rival Karma. (2016-present)
  • Drummer, Nico Casal. (2016)


  • Drum Arrangement for ‘Shutter’, Nico Casal, Los Angeles, CA. (2016)
  • Co-author, Drummer, ‘Lies’, Rival Karma, Maybelline New York. (2016)
  • Music Arrangement, Mouritz Wagner, ‘Iceland’, Joseph Meldrum. (2019)

Interested in lessons with PJ?

If you’re interested in a East Finchley drum teacher and would like to try a lesson (or two!) with PJ, just send us a message via the contact form at the top of PJ’s profile. Or click right here instead! We’ll get back to you with more information including slot suggestions for your first session.

East Finchley drum teacher PJ Ciarla performing live behind the drum kit
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If you’d rather chat instead just ring Jack on 07707 984684. You can also email us at jack@makemoremusic.uk.