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MM Drum School® was founded by Derby drummer Michael Moore in 2014.

It all started when Michael was in his last years of a music course at Derby College. During that time he was performing regularly, gigging three times a week on some occasions. Music has sustained Michael throughout many difficult years at school. He has used music to overcome many barriers of his own and didn't give up despite battling life long health conditions. Inspiring others to follow his footsteps he greatly enjoys teaching and has much experience working as a peripatetic teacher in special needs schools.


Michael wanted to unite passions using his entrepreneurial talents to create a business where he can discover other people's talents. With support from The Prince's Trust's explore enterprise program in Derby, he established MM Drum School®.


He says,

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"My business mentor played a huge part in helping me to get to where I am today. Everybody wants to do what they are passionate about and I’m grateful that I can do just that."


MM Drum School has achieved above expectation and has provided many people accross Derby personal development which, they otherwise wouldn't have had acess too. Besides offering popular main stream drum kit and percussion lessons, MM Drum School has a unique SEN strand to the business. Our bespoke tailor made drumming therapy supports children, young people and adults with various disabilities and health conditions. A truly holistic healing approach, drumming breaks down social barriers, promotes freedom of expression, non-verbal communication.


Following several award nominations and finals, Michael expanded MM Drum School in 2017. Moving into a new purpose built facility in Derby City Centre was an important milestone and a step in the right direction. Michael's brother Matt joined MM Drum School as an Administrator/Technician playing a vital role in infrastructure development. New services opened such as Music Tech, African Djembe Workshops, Online Sessions. 


In February 2023 Michael moved MM Drum School into Derby’s Cathedral Quarter. This move was a key milestone in securing longevity and sustainability for the school. Michael restructured his team improving consistency, integrity and strength overall. The new facility in the Cathedral Quarter is smart, clean and very professional. It’s also got a lot of character as it’s a Grade 2 listed Georgian Era building. MM Drum School is celebrating it's 10-year anniversary which is something we are all very proud of.


Keep any eye out for news, updates and opportunities. In the meantime, we thank everyone who has supported us.

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"My daugter really enjoys her lessons with Michael at MM Drum School. She has progressed really well and I am pleased with what she has achieved."

"MM Drum School is absolutely amazing he has helped my son channel his inner rock god and he loves going every week"

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"I love my drumming at MM Drum School, it's so FUN and I love it"

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