06 Dec 2021

Berrill Drum Academy now taking bookings

Berrill Drum Academy now taking bookings
Cathal Sweeney @DundalkDemocrat

Having toured around the world with various artists, gaining a slot at Glastonbury Festival and having over 20 years performance experience and 10 years teaching experience under his belt, Colin Berrill is one of Ireland's most popular and sought after drummers.

His brand new venture, the 'Berrill Drum Academy', is the place to go for those who wish to become successful drummers.

The son of the late, great Eugene Berrill, Colin has performed with 'Choice Music Prize' and 'Meteor Music Awards' nominees The Flaws, local Punk Rockers The Gurriers, The Gakk and Podracer, as well as with the Californian Punk Rockers Mercy Killers on their 2006 album 'Bloodlove'.

Colin is also a very successful session drummer, laying down drum tracks on albums by artists from all over the country and beyond. Colin has also performed live with artists such as One Direction, Pixie Lott, Take That, The Overtones and many more on programmes such as RTÉ's 'The Late Late Show', 'The Saturday Night Show' and 'Saturday Night With Miriam'.

Colin is renowned for his fun and unique teaching style, being a popular teacher with children and adults of all ages. He has developed a learning system that goes beyond reading music notation and practising rudiments. Colin promises that the lessons will prepare students to play drums in all scenarios, whether it be in the studio, at gigs, or just jamming at home with friends.

A past pupil of Colin's spoke to the Dundalk Democrat about his fantastic experience learning the drums.

“I cannot recommend Colin enough, he is a truly fantastic drummer and teacher, as well as being an absolute gentleman. I began taking lessons with Colin over eight years ago. Colin taught me all that there is to know about every musical genre, but also harnessed the particular genre that I wished to perform under, teaching me all of the skills needed to become successful in the field. Since then I have performed in many bands, in various venues throughout Dundalk and its surrounding area.

If you aspire to become a professional drummer, then Berrill Drum Academy is the place to go.”

Berrill Drum Academy is situated in Oaklawns, Marshes Lower, Dundalk. If you would like to enrol for lessons, contact Colin Berrill on 087 747 5777, or visit

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