MM Drum school Derby

MM Drum School Derby.

Derby Drum school

MM Drum School was founded by Derby drummer Michael Moore in 2014.

It all started when Michael was in his last years of a music course at Derby College. During that time he was performing regularly, gigging three times a week on some occasions.
Music has sustained Michael throughout many difficult years at school. He has used music to overcome many barriers of his own and didn’t give up despite battling life long health conditions. Inspiring others to follow his footsteps.
He greatly enjoys teaching and has much experience working as a peripatetic teacher in special needs schools. Michael wanted to unite passions using his entrepreneurial talents to create a business where he can discover other people’s talents. With support from The Prince’s Trust’s explore enterprise program in Derby, he established MM Drum School.
He says, “The Prince’s Trust played a huge part in helping me to get to where I am today. Everybody wants to do what they are passionate about and I’m grateful that I can do just that. I’d definitely recommend the Enterprise programme”
MM Drum School has achieved above expectation and has provided many people across Derby personal development which, they otherwise wouldn’t have had access too.
Besides offering popular main stream drum kit & percussion lessons, MM Drum School has a unique SEN strand to the business. Our bespoke tailor made drumming therapy supports children, young people and adults with various disabilities & health conditions. A truly holistic healing approach, drumming breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression, non-verbal communication.
Following several award nominations & finals, Michael expanded MM Drum School in 2017. Moving into a new purpose build facility in Derby City Centre was an important milestone and a step in the right direction. We have a dedicated sound proofed music room, smaller private tutor room & office. Michael’s brother Matt joined MM Drum School as an Administrator/Technician playing a vital role in infrastructure development. New services opened such as Media & IT studies, African djembe workshops, Room hire for tutor groups & private teachers. MM Drum School is now facilitating Derby Guitar Tuition, a private guitar school owned by Derby guitarist Mark Leivers. Keep any eye out for news, updates and opportunities.
In the meantime, we thank everyone who has supported us.

Find out more about Michael as a young entrepreneur & professional musician via his website –

Portrait © Michael Rowlands.