Ryan Cairney is our Drum Tutor and was one of our directors when we were a social enterprise. He has been with DRA since we started in 2012. He’s a graduate of Edinburgh College and has a BMus (Hons) in Popular Music Performance through Kingston University, London. 

Besides his teaching commitments, Ryan is a skilled professional drummer who works with many projects around Edinburgh. His trained styles include Jazz, Latin, Blues, Funk and Rock. 

He was 13 years old when he started learning drums at High school, with the essential help of free school music tuition.

Ryan describes his teaching style as energetic and engaging - you have to be to teach a room full of drummers! This year Ryan has two fantastic volunteer tutors helping out; Stuart MacFarlane and Ed Fraser.  

To learn more about Ryan, check out his website: Ryan