Palace Drum Clinic

Palace Drum Clinic

The clinics are interactive, inspirational and educational.  

Now in its second year, hosted by Matt Green from the UK National Drum Fair, a monthly drum clinic invites some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform in The Palace Studio. The clinics are interactive, inspirational and educational.

There is also the opportunity for a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the country's leading drummers, please fill in the form on the ‘Apply to Play’ page via the website.



Sticky Wicket has been working over the last 40 years in professional, touring bands and recording studios playing many various styles of music. He has worked with some notable musicians including Van Morrisson, Jools Holland, Paul Jones, Rory Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Bryan Ferry, Brian May, Leo Sayer, Joe Cocker, Chris Farlowe, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Chas & Dave. He is best known for fronting the Sticky Wicket and his Swing Orchestra.

Over these years, Sticky has assembled a collection of American & British Vintage Drum Sets from the 1900’ to 1980. His drums have been featured in Rhythm magazine and in a recent London Jazz Exhibition. From all his manys years of experience playing various styles of drumming, from New Orleans to Heavy Rock, together with my Classic Drum Collection for the the benefit of young & future drummers to understand about the heritage of their instrument plus how earlier styles of drumming have helped to shape their own playing.


Internationally-acclaimed drummer Steve Lyman has enjoyed a rich and satisfying career thus-far in his musical life. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Lyman moved to New York City in 2005 to study at the prestigious New School University. Lyman quickly began working with some of New York's finest musicians under the tutelage of his teacher and mentor, drummer Ari Hoenig. Lyman's first major opportunity was performing with vocalist José James (with whom Lyman was an active member from 2006-2008) performing on Mr. James's critically acclaimed album The Dreamer, which was voted #21 of the top 50 albums in 2008 (JazzTimes Magazine).

As a performer, Lyman has enjoyed sharing the stage with some of the leading voices in jazz and contemporary music, including: Aaron Parks, Gilad Hekselman, Nir Felder, Julian Pollack, Chase Baird, José James, Ben van Gelder, Ben Street, Bill McHenry, George Garzone, Ralph Alessi, Logan Richardson, Jaleel Shaw, Thomas Morgan, Tyshawn Sorey, Madeline Eastman, Joe Martin, Dan Tepfer, Clark Sommers, Becca Stevens, Kris Johnson and Corey Christiansen to name a few.

Lyman has also toured the world extensively as a performer. In Europe, Lyman has performed throughout the UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, playing such venues as the BBC Studios London, The Blue Note Milan, and the New Morning Paris. In the United States, Lyman has performed at the renown Blue Note and Smalls jazz clubs regularly (both as a sideman and as a leader) as well as toured throughout much of the US.

As an educator, Lyman has taught workshops and masterclasses throughout much the country, combining a passion for the history and tradition of jazz drumming while able to cultivate the syntax and language to moving it forward. Teaching alongside legendary drummer Billy Hart at Montclair State in New Jersey in 2007, Mr. Hart called Lyman, "One of the great young drummers in the world today."
Lyman released his debut record Revolver in 2013 which featured all original compositions and received 5 Stars from All About Jazz Magazine. Lyman is also the author of the book A New Approach to Odd-Times for Drumset published by Mel Bay Publications (2013).
Steve Lyman currently teaches at the University of Utah, Utah Valley University and Snow College and endorses Craviotto Drum Company Drums.


'A Life Of Pain-Free Drumming'

Martin is a leading expert in drummers health and has developed a unique, holistic approach that helps drummers and percussionists avoid or overcome injuries and play with a very relaxed style. Martin's methods have prolonged or in some cases, salvaged, the careers of drummers of all persuasions; whether professional or amateur.

His entertaining delivery and wealth of knowledge mean you'll need to attend his workshops with an 'open' mind and be prepared to 'think outside the box'. Expect to get involved – audience participation is almost mandatory!

So, whether you have issues now, are concerned about what could happen or are simply curious, you should come and see Martin in action. One thing is for sure – you'll come away with some cool insights into how the body really functions when it comes to playing our favourite instrument.

Matt Green is one of the UK's most versatile percussionists. He has emerged himself in all aspects of percussion and plays all range of music, from Baroque to Rock. Matthew often performs as a guest soloist with different groups, premier Big Bands and Jazz ensembles in and around the Midlands/London and in the studio recording for rock/pop artists. Matthew’s passion for world music which has lead him to work with such artists as Ravi Shankar, collaborating between Eastern and Western musicians, UK’s leading nasheed group SHAAM and on the west coast of Ireland's folk scene. Matt's very popular workshops/clinics are both educational and inspiring.

Book Tickets

Tickets £10

For more information call 07973 840635 or

Age: Suitable for all

Running Time: 2 hour approx.

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