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 Shaun Heneghan Drum Lessons

Welcome to The Drum Experience where you can learn to play drums or develop your skills, no matter your age or experience.

One-to-one and group lessons are provided in the west of Ireland in five locations;

  • The Drum Experince - Glenamaddy
  • The Mayo School of Music - Castlebar
  • The Mayo School of Music - Kiltimagh
  • The Quad - Roscommon
  • The Hub - Castlerea

My other services include Masterclasses, Tuning, Recording, Percussion Groups and Online Lessons.

Whether you're a complete beginner or a well-weathered pro, I am here to help you improve your rhythm, power, control and precision.

With almost 20 years teaching experience, I teach many different drumming styles along with tailoring the lessons towards your favourite genres.

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If you are interested in having a trial lesson, you can sign up hereWe will contact you with more information, along with a list of available times.


About Me

I began drumming at the age of 8, attending lessons in Glenamaddy with the East Galway School of Music. I studied there under the guidance of Cormac Dunne, a well known Galway drummer who has played with many bands, most notably The Stunning. 

Following in the footsteps of my Grandfather who was a gigging drummer, I joined my first band at the age of 11. The band was called St. Brigid's band and was made up of students in the school. We performed at many events, mainly in the west of Ireland. Soon after, I set up the band ESD along with friends.

I have been teaching drums formally for nearly 20 years, having began teaching students initially from home. In 2005, the East Galway School of Music approached me and offered the drum teaching role. In 2008, I also joined the teaching staff of the Mayo School of Music. In 2011, I commenced teaching drums at the Quad, Roscommon; and soon after expanded to teaching drums at the Hub, Castlerea. Over the years, I have taught hundreds of students through one-to-one lessons and group lessons. I have also held various drumming workshops and summer camps, ran percussion groups, and have taught at the Glenamaddy Community School.  

In addition to teaching, I have been part of numerous functions bands performing around Ireland and the UK. I'm currently playing with the functions band Trippin' Over Strings. 

Along with a busy drumming schedule, I am now the proud owner of the Mayo School of Music. We currently have 11 teachers teaching over 20 different instruments between two schools based in Castlebar and Kiltimagh, so if you're interested in learning something other than drums, we've got that covered too!


For more information regarding the Mayo School of Music, you can click here to visit the website.