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Michael has been a drum tutor since 2006. In the last couple of years he has expanded his work as a music educator teaching masterclass in several drumming events and music schools, in the UK and in China. 

Michael has taught masterclasses for groups of up to 230 drummers. Each of his inspiring masterclasses covers a different subject:     

- How to become a successful drum tutor

- Drumming in different styles 

- Learning songs by ear 

- The best drum grooves of all-time 

- The best drum fills of all-time 

- R&B and Soul drumming 

- How to recreate electronic drumbeats on the drums 

Michael and East London Drum School have also hosted drum masterclasses/clinics with world-class drummers such as Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai), Jamie Morrison (Stereophonics) and Dexter Hercules (Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Olly Murs).   

For more information or to book a lesson or a masterclass with Michael please email



@ 2018 by Michael Benöhr. Video by Sergio Ayala. Photography by Robert Lipnicki. All rights reserved.


"Michael is a awe-inspiring drummer.  He is capable of blistering power, while metronomic in his accuracy, and a master of modern-style break beats and dance grooves.  As a teacher he is top notch, combining a immense knowledge of the instrument and associated styles, with a methodical and personal approach."


- Chris Hodges, Director of The Rhythm Studio 

"Michael is a breath of fresh air and I really enjoy my lessons with him... a task master but a good one."


- David

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