Pete Riley

Portrait of Pete Riley


+ Drums Tutor

Pete is a renowned drummer having worked with the likes of Republica, Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), Billy Sheehan, and Keith Emerson, he’s also known for twenty-year-plus tenures as a contributor for Rhythm magazine. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading drummers and educators. He has also authored several successful drum books, written pieces for Trinity College and was recently nominated in the ‘Best Educator’ category in Rhythm Magazine’s online reader’s poll. Pete is also the CD Editor for Rhythm magazine, overseeing the filming, editing and creation of content used by thousands of drummers every month. 

 

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We are world leaders in on-site, online and blended learning for musicians. Our BA (Hons) and Master’s courses are internationally recognised and approved by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician On-site

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BA (Hons) Career Musician Online

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Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you. 

Why WaterBear?

Tardigrade (AKA Water Bear)

  • Micro-animal that is found everywhere, in all extreme climates
  • The most resilient creature known to humanity. Survives and adapts to its surroundings
  • This resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do