"Toby was great to work with because he totally understands & masters both the playing & programming sides of making rhythm tracks. His playing has a great natural feel, & he is tireless in pursuing the best sounds for a song, whether played or programmed."
Jim Abbiss (Adele, Bjork, Artic Monkeys)

"Toby has no ego, genuine enthusiasm, and serious talent...my favorite three qualities of any musician. He makes any song you're working on a breeze and he can swing like an MF."
Sam Farrar (Maroon 5, Phantom Planet, Newton Faulkner)

"Toby Couling has an infectious cheerfulness that artists, bands and musicians are drawn towards. Luckily for us, it just so happens he’s an exceptional drummer too"
(Drummer Magazine)

"Toby Couling is fast becoming a mainstay of the studio and touring world"
Ian Croft (Editor of iDrum Magazine)

"Toby is a really fun and expressive performer"
Kevin Spacey (Actor)


Contact Toby for private tuition:

tobycouling@gmail.com – 07932 643 732

Based in South East London, Toby has a versatile approach and appreciates every individual is different. Each lesson can be tailored to a pupil’s needs and specific requirements.

These are some of the important elements that will be covered during lessons:

Technique – groove / time-keeping / co-ordination / phrasing – musicality / creative thinking / dynamics / sound and tuning / developing individual style / playing to a metronome – HAVING FUN!

Teaching rates:

£40 – One hour (negotiable rates for advanced payment and/or block bookings)

Drumming has taken Toby to some amazing places around the world and this musical journey and experience has given him the chance to achieve some life long dreams throughout his 12 year professional career. To see Toby’s discography and previous sessions please click here