Callum Smith

Callum started playing drums at the age of 10 and started gigging regularly around the UK in his early teens. With his love for all different styles of music, Callum moved to London in 2015 to expend his musical language and network.

From 2015-2018, Callum took on a Bmus (Degree) in Popular Music performance at BIMM London/London College of Music. In 2019 he will start his Jazz Mmus at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Being a performer and gigging regularly is something that Callum has loved from a young age. But as of recent years, Callum’s growth and passion for teaching and sharing knowledge in drumming is something he deeply believes in and values to his skills as a musician.

Callum’s extensive drive and passion for music has seen him achieve;

– Scholarship for Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
– Music Performance (undergrad) Degree (Bmus)
– Trinity Guildhall Drum Kit grades 1-8.
– Music and Tech A level,Music GCSE and BTEC level 2.
– Regularly Gigs all over the UK and Overseas
– Performed in landmarks such as;

The Shard, Tower Bridge, Hilton Park Lane and The Globe. 
Aswell as venues such as; The Barbican, Under the Bridge Chelsea, Camden Roundhouse, The 02 Academy Islington and Shepherds Bush Empire.

– Played with Motown 60’s Girls group The Velvelettes at the Whitby Motown weekender.
– Played the Music of Duke Ellington with the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra at the Barbican hall. As well as Yazz Ahmed with the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra at Milton Court Concert hall.
– Attends weekly London Jam nights including the Ronnie Scotts late show.
– Small drum studio in West London for teaching and practising.
– Study/Studied under some Londons top musicians and drummers. Also with international drummer; Ralph Rolle from Chic.
– A massive passion and love for teaching and sharing information.
– Workshop practitioner for Samba and African drumming and percussion.
– knowledge in production, Studio recording and mixing and mastering.

If you would like lessons with Callum please get in touch on 07775446342 or email

‘Callum Smith is a young man that has a deep passion for drumming….Callum’s future as a musician is a bright one. I expect great things from this young man. He is truly on the path that is solid.’

Ralph Rolle (Chic, D’angelo, Sting, Prince…) Nov 2017

8 reviews

  1. One of the most dedicated musicians I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of sharing a stage with. Extremely versatile and extensive knowledge of many genres, and to top it off a top bloke! Don’t waste time with wannabes, Callum is the real deal, with a real appreciation of learning and development not only for himself but passing onto others.

  2. Callum is an amazing drummer and a fantastic teacher! He will work at your own pace whilst also making sure you are being challenged and really listening to what you are playing. Callum doesn’t just teach you how to think and play like a drummer, but how to think and play like a musician. Great guy, highly recommend.

  3. Skilled Teacher!

    Callum has been teaching my son for almost a year now. He is very good at engaging and inspiring him. Oliver’s technique has really improved greatly and we have been blown away with his progress.
    Callum is a very skilled teacher!

  4. Awesome guy, better teacher! 🙂

    Callum’s ability to teach is only trumped by his passion for the subject! He is an inspiring teacher and his wealth of knowledge is worth every penny! One of the best drumming decisions I’ve ever made.

  5. Terrifc teacher

    Callum is a terrific teacher and a top man to boot. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the drums from scratch (like me) or for someone who wanted to refine certain areas of their drumming. I thoroughly look forward to my drum lessons!

  6. Amazing teacher: fun and professional

    Callum has been teaching my daughter for the last four months. Since then my daughter has been extremely motivated and always looking forward for her lessons with Callum! He is patient, professional and very inspiring. He knows exactly how to maintain my daughter’s attention for a full hour and make it fun! My daughter ‘s technique has really improved and she has developed a total passion for drumming!

  7. Excellent teacher and a lovely bloke.

    Callum has been teaching my son Jed for just under a year. In this time , Jed has not only improved his technique but also is so enthusiastic about giving up his day off in the week to get lessons with Callum.
    Callum is not only an increadable drummer, but is also a genuinely Luvly bloke.
    He keeps Jed enthusiastic and is always so patient with him.
    I have seen Callum play many times in various bands as well and you can just see his passion and his love for music.
    I would highly recommend Callum as a teacher and as a drummer.

  8. Excellent drum teacher

    Callum has been teaching my son for eight months. He has been brilliant with him and really inspired an enthusiasm from my son.
    He is really patient and great with his feedback.
    A lot of teaching this year has been Skype based, but Callum has made sure that he’s found a way to make it work.

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