Steve Barker is a professional drummer and drum tutor, living near Portsmouth, Hampshire. He has been drumming since he was a child, and has over 35 years of performing experience across a wide range of musical styles, including rock, metal, jazz and musical theatre. Steve also has extensive recording studio experience and has done session work for independent artists.

Steve runs a private teaching practice from his home and is one of the leading drum tutors in Hampshire with over 20 years of teaching experience. He teaches students of all ages and abilities and has prepared and entered many of his students for Rockschool and Trinity exams with 100% pass rate.

Since the coronavirus restrictions began, Steve has been offering online lessons to his current students as well as taking on new online students worldwide. This has been hugely successful and his students have maintained a high standard of exam results. If you are interested in having online lessons with Steve, have a look at the lessons page for more details, and get in touch!

Playing the drums can be physically demanding, and Steve believes in making lifestyle choices that support his playing. Therefore he has a keen interest in fitness and healthy eating and will share his tips and experiences in these areas on this site. Drumming is a lifestyle, not just a hobby!