Daniel Smithson – drummer, percussionist, session musician and drum tutor from London.

My playing career has seen me work with a diverse range of artists and bands, playing musical styles from Gospel to Jazz and R&B and beyond.

I deliver one to one drum tutoring and group drum lessons & percussion workshops in-person & online.

I am available as a drummer for live gigs, can record live session drums in the studio or remotely. I also provide bands for special events including weddings, birthday parties and private events.

Available for bookings – drop me a line via the contact form

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Live music event at WAC Arts
Drum lessons in London

Drum Tuition

Bespoke, private drum lessons from Grade 1 to 8 using the Rockschool and Trinity syllabus, tailored to suit each student’s musical needs and goals.

Percussion & Learning Workshops

Percussion Workshops for younger students going through samba, rio carnival, african rhythms. Bandlab courses for teenagers in schools and colleges that teach students how to create their own tracks and Community-based teaching workshops.

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Hire a band for live events

Need a band for your event?

Get in touch. I provide bands for special events including weddings, birthday parties, private events and award ceremonies, bringing the right musicians for the right gig.

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The Dylema Collective recording session at the Total Refreshment Centre, Stoke Newington 2

Drum Tracking

Need some drums for your track?

As an experienced session drummer, I offer a full drum tracking service. Remote drum recording from home or studio drum recording.

I cover many styles such as Jazz to Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Pop and Afrobeat.

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Gigs & Live Work –
who I play with

I continue to regularly play live shows with a diverse range of artists, bands and musical styles. From Jazz to Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel, Pop and Afrobeat.

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Tuition and live work testimonials from happy clients…

Rockschool International Music Exam Board
Trinity College Music Exam board
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Leyton Sixth form college
Morley College London
Musicians Union member
LCCM - The London College of Creative Media
Charanga - a music software programme for youngsters