Benjamin Burton Music
My son Ben, who is now 20, has had lessons with Benj Burton for over 10 years. He had never drummed before but now is an exceptional drummer (Grade 8), due to Benj’s teaching and guidance. My son is now earning a living from drumming and has also had help from Benj to achieve this! We now class him not only as a great teacher but also as a friend!
— Sue, Parent.


Benjamin has been teaching students of all ages since he was 16 years old. Since graduating from his degree in popular music performance (Bmus) in 2004 he has continued to teach in schools, privately at his home and in students’ homes. He spent 7 years teaching music for the Hertfordshire Music Service and is now currently teaching for the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. His teaching experience in schools includes drum kit, Samba and African drums and class size has ranged from individuals to up to 60 children.

Benjamin has a very flexible approach to teaching and through many years of experience has developed the ability to tailor lessons to the individual student. 

One of his preferred methods of teaching is to take the student through Trinity Rock and Pop grade books. There are two ways of doing this; either the student learns the pieces but moves on to the next grade without doing the exam, or they can take the official exam at one of Trinity’s many exam centres.

Throughout the last 10 years Benjamin has coached many students through GCSE and A-level music, seeing some of these students go off to University to study music in it’s many forms. As GCSE and A level syllabus’ change on an annual basis Benjamin keeps up to date to ensure that his students get the best education possible. He can help with preparing solo or ensemble performances and can help prepare students for their theory exams.

Benjamin currently has availability for lessons at his home near Market Harborough, where lessons are taught in his purpose built, home studio. 

Benjamin has a current up-to-date DBS certificate and has full public liability insurance.

If you have any questions, please get in touch using the details on the contact page.