Des Mills in action


“Our 12 year old son has been learning the drums for several years and has recently passed Grade 5 with merit. He has always passed his exams with a good grade and we feel that this has been due to Des Mills’ excellent tuition”
- David and Mandy Few

"After many years superb tuition from Des I was able to go to University and gain a music degree majoring in drum kit performance, I am currently in a successful band based in Central London and none of this would have been possible without his dedication. I forged a great friendship with him and would recommend anybody wishing to learn drums to go and see him and check out the great facilities and tuition on offer, I cannot rate his teaching ability highly enough".
- Nick Edney



Lessons can be arranged either weekly for 30 minutes or weekly/fortnightly for 45 minutes and are available for all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professionals. All lessons are tailored individually towards the abilities of each student.

Rock School Grades

I have taken many students right through the full Rock School Grades to grade 8, however, grades are by no means compulsory. Again, the individually tailored tuition enables both the student and myself to decide whether Rock School is a valuable route for them or not. Successful teaching has much to do with gauging where a student’s strengths are and then building on them, identifying weaknesses and overcoming them and about listening and encouraging. Grades are for some, exactly the right thing, but for others they can be an unhelpful pressure. Each student is different!


For children of seven years and over, weekly 30 minute lessons have proved to be the most effective way of encouraging steady development. Being able to absorb instruction and then apply it in a practical way requires serious concentration and my aim is to challenge and excite them, not overwhelm them!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me whether it’s to enquire about availability, or just to have an informal chat.

Private lessons begin at 4.00pm Mondays to Thursdays, and 3.00pm on Fridays Last lesson time is 8.00pm

des mills

30 minutes weekly: £20.00
45 minutes weekly or fortnightly: £30.00

Lessons must be booked and paid for one month in advance.

Des Mills
New Barn Studios
North Bersted
Bognor Regis

Tel: 01243 823626