Learn To Play Drums, Guitar,
Piano & Bass Guitar

Learn To Play Drums, Guitar,
Piano & Bass Guitar

The Music Den

The Music Den offers music tuition to people of all ages and abilities in our professionally built studio on Harpenden High Street and on location at Roundwood Park School. Our students get the chance to learn on high quality instruments, study for ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall, Rock School grades, or just for fun.

Our team of tutors combine nearly 100 years experience in the music industry, both teaching and performing, ensuring you’ll benefit from a wealth of knowledge and options to choose what and how you learn.

Along with making learning fun, studying a musical instrument has benefits for students of all ages, including:

  • Improving co-ordination
  • Problem solving
  • Increase IQ
  • Social awareness
  • Stress relief
  • Improving verbal and perceptual motor skills.

Our main studio is conveniently located for all local amenities, parents or designated drivers can easily get a coffee, do some shopping or simply go for a stroll on the green, whilst we get on with playing music!

Tuition For All

Playing music is fun and healthy (science says so)!

When you choose The Music Den you’ll get the best tuition available in a specially designed (and completely immersive) learning environment. All of our lessons are taught at either the Harpenden Studio or Roundwood Park School. Lessons are taught in either sessions of 30 or 60 mins.

Learn Drums

Learn Drums

The basic principals required to play drums are applicable to all styles. Whether you are into progressive rock or small group jazz, the fundamentals are the same. Lessons are weekly and taught in 30 or 60 minute sessions.

Learn Piano

Learn Piano

The basic principals required to play piano are applicable to all styles. Whether you are into Classical or Jazz, the fundamentals are the same. Lessons are weekly and taught in 30 or 60 min sessions on a grand piano.

Learn Guitar

Learn Guitar

The basic principals required to play the guitar are applicable to all styles. Whether you are into progressive rock or small group jazz, the fundamentals are the same. Lessons are weekly and taught in 30 or 60 min sessions.

Learn Bass Guitar

Learn Bass Guitar

The basic principals required to play the bass guitar are applicable to all styles. Whether you are into progressive rock or small group jazz, the fundamentals are the same. Lessons are weekly and taught in 30 or 60 min sessions.

Book a 30-min taster session

Our taster sessions are designed to give students an idea of what lessons will be like. Students will be able to meet the teachers, see the venue and equipment.

Meet The Team

Music Den tutors posses the key skills to help our students fulfill their potential. Learning an instrument takes practice, patience, discipline, determination and above all hard work in order to succeed.

Darren Williams Head of The Music Den
Darren Williams

Head of School

Darren has studied under two of the principal drum kit tutors in the UK, namely Bob Armstrong and Dave Hassell, both fantastic teachers and a constant source or inspiration for his teaching ideals. Much of the material used by them is present in his teaching as he believes it forms the basis of a good playing technique, irrespective of style. Darren completed his studies for a degree in Music in 2001 – graduating with first class honours.

Darren is an active musician having recorded or performed with:

George

Guitar Tutor
After graduating with a BA(Hons) degree in Popular Music and Music Technology George joins The Music Den team with over 10 years experience in teaching and performing. Along with teaching acoustic guitar, bass guitar and arranging, George has a wealth of knowledge of all styles of music that he is keen to pass on to his students at The Music Den.

Matt

Drum Tutor
With over 15 years experience in teaching Matt joins our Roundwood Park School team offering lessons on a Wednesdays and Sundays. Matt is an experienced and creative drum teacher who strives to get the very best out of our pupils and demonstrates a high standard of professionalism along with a deep passion to support young aspiring musicians of all abilities.

Rob

Head of Drums
With over 15 years experience, Rob is a qualified and passionate teacher. During his time at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Rob obtained a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance (Drums) whilst studying intensively under some of the UK’s leading drum educators, including: Mike Sturgis and Pete Riley.

Josh

Piano Tutor
Graduating from The Institute Of Contemporary Music in London, Josh is our Swiss Arm Knife! Not only is he a fantastic piano teacher, he also plays drums, guitar and tabla! Josh possesses that innate quality of not only being obsessive with his own self development, but is also adept at encouraging his students at The Music Den to strive for the high levels of attainment that he sets for himself.

George

Guitar Tutor
After graduating with a BA(Hons) degree in Popular Music and Music Technology George joins The Music Den team with over 10 years experience in teaching and performing. Along with teaching acoustic guitar, bass guitar and arranging, George has a wealth of knowledge of all styles of music that he is keen to pass on to his students at The Music Den.

Matt

Drum Tutor
With over 15 years experience in teaching Matt joins our Roundwood Park School team offering lessons on a Wednesdays and Sundays. Matt is an experienced and creative drum teacher who strives to get the very best out of our pupils and demonstrates a high standard of professionalism along with a deep passion to support young aspiring musicians of all abilities.

Josh

Piano Tutor
Graduating from The Institute Of Contemporary Music in London, Josh is our Swiss Arm Knife! Not only is he a fantastic piano teacher, he also plays drums, guitar and tabla! Josh possesses that innate quality of not only being obsessive with his own self development, but is also adept at encouraging his students at The Music Den to strive for the high levels of attainment that he sets for himself.

Rob

Head of Drums
With over 15 years experience, Rob is a qualified and passionate teacher. During his time at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Rob obtained a Higher Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance (Drums) whilst studying intensively under some of the UK’s leading drum educators, including: Mike Sturgis and Pete Riley.
What People Say
Awesome drum lessons with stunning tutors. Thank you Music Den.
M. Wooding-Jones
I now have two incredibly inspired children who can't wait for their next lesson. Thank you so much.
Jo Batchelor
We can't thank you enough, Jevon's confidence has grown so much since he started learning with you. His grade 5 distinction has been the icing on the cake. Thanks again for all your hard work.
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