What is Drum Grades?

We specialise in video drum lessons to get you through your drum grade exams, specifically the Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus.

Our video drum lessons breakdown all elements of a drum grade exam song so you can prepare for and pass your drum exam with confidence!

Each video drum lesson includes all of the fills and beats played in the songs, plus loads of hints and tips to make sure YOU get the best mark possible in your exam.

Our videos are performed by Allan Varnfield, the creator of Drum Grades, who has been teaching the Trinity Rock & Pop syllabus since its creation, to drummers of all ages.

Drum Grades was born from Allan's desire to help more people outside of his private tuition with their exams and put to good use all of the knowledge he has gathered over the years.

Our huge video drum lesson catalogue includes videos from Initial Grade up to Grade 8 from the new 2018 Trinity Rock & Pop Syllabus as well as the 'old' syllabus.

We hope this can now be your go to resource as you work through your Drum Grades.

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Hey Drummers!

I’m Allan Varnfield and I’ve been drumming for over 20 years.

I started learning how to play whilst attending school in Poole, Dorset at the age of 13. At 17, I went to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where I completed a HND and Degree in Contemporary Music Performance.

I started teaching straight out of University and have been playing and teaching professionally ever since!

I love the drums for many reasons, it's a physical instrument which makes it so much fun to play. I love the technical challenges of the drums and there is no better feeling than performing on stage with other musicians. That's one of my biggest escapes!

There's so much to learn about mastering this instrument, there are always improvements to be made.

To read more about me, go visit my blog.