My name is Joel Kurta. I’m a professional drummer and tutor, living and working in Suffolk. I am 30 years old and have been playing drums for 20 years. I offer one-to-one drum lessons from Punch Studios in Ipswich and from my studio in Bury St Edmunds. I also teach in primary and secondary schools around Suffolk.

My lessons are tailored to each student, whether you’re a complete beginner, an experienced player, or just want to rock out to your favourite tunes! You can learn songs and rudiments, improve your technique and build your confidence to play in a band. I also offer Trinity or Rockschool syllabuses and I’m proud to say that my students have a 100% pass rate in their exams.


With 11 years of teaching experience, I offer friendly, affordable and effective tuition to help you get the most out of drumming. Click here have a look at some of the great testimonials from my students.

In my playing career, I have played hundreds of gigs in the UK and abroad. I’ve been lucky enough to perform at festivals in Italy, Holland, Finland, Austria and Denmark as well as at some of the UK’s
most prestigious concert venues and festivals. Highlights include playing at The Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Latitude Festival
in Suffolk.

I currently play with several originals and covers acts and you can find details of my latest gigs and recordings on my Facebook page.