GIVEN on a one to one basis from my studio in Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire

I am a professional freelance drummer and drum teacher, I can teach from beginners through to more experienced players. I passed my Grade 8 with a high level distinction when I was 15 years old. I have years of professional experience from teaching and gigging, and I am a highly competent sight reader and can play in any required style. I am dedicated to helping my students achieve whatever they want to achieve, from simply learning the basics, to gaining expert command over the drum set.

I have studied with some of the UK’s most amazing drummers including Damian Fisher and Craig Blundell.

Other great drummers that influence me are Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd and David Garibaldi. One of my favourite aspects of drumming is learning to play many different styles, which helps me to constantly improve.

I have played with some incredible musicians including Elio Pace, Dona Oxford, Albert Lee, Neil Fairclough, Frank Walden, Elliot Randall, Les Davidson, Tom Hill, Tom Wright and Mark Joseph.


Dona Oxford (Solo Artist / Albert Lee)

“Mikey is an amazing drummer. He has a smooth and relaxed attitude while rocking out on everything from Primus to Stevie Wonder. He rivals any pro out there! The way he absorbs music is like a sponge. Show him a lick and he’s got it down in a heartbeat! Timing, tempo, grace, power… This kid’s got it all!”

Elio Pace (Solo Artist / Billy Joel Songbook)

“Mikey is, without a doubt, going to become one of the most sought-after drummers in the world. He’s a freak of nature being that ridiculously amazing at such a young age.”

Neil Fairclough (Queen)

“Mikey Ciancio is going to be a name to look out for in the world of Drums. At only 20 years old, he already has a grasp of what it takes to succeed in the session world. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience which belies his age. More importantly, he plays what the song needs, no more - no less... Though he can change gear at the drop of a hat whether it's Rock, Pop, Funk, Latin, Swing, you name it! I've played with a lot of great drummers...and I would definitely include Mikey on that list!”


“Mikey is a skilled drummer as well as drum tutor and has been teaching my son for nearly 3 years. Although my son was not a beginner when he started tuition with Mikey, he has moved through the grades and is now studying Grade 8. Mikey is attentive, patient, fair and importantly has a good rapport with his students. I would highly recommend Mikey.”

“My son has been going to Mikey for lessons for nearly 2 years now and looks forward to every lesson. His drumming skills have really come on and I love to hear him playing new things he has learned from Mikey. He is currently preparing to sit his Rock School exams and is enjoying the challenge. I’m continually surprised at his skill and confidence and know that we have Mikey to thank for that!”


I can come to your school to teach in groups or individually, please contact me to discuss your requirements in detail.


Professional drumming services offered for GIGS, THEATRE PRODUCTIONS, RECORDING/STUDIO WORK etc.

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