Hi, I’m Mike Dolbear. I am an Expert in the drum industry, and have worked with Hans Zimmer, The Olympic Games Committee, Danny Boyle, and drummers from bands including Arctic Monkeys, Glass Animals, Simple Minds, The Script and Panic at the Disco.

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  • Career advice for aspiring drummers, and guidance to musicians wishing to further their career.
  • Help with anything drum related, from interfacing with the industry, advising on commercial endorsements, brand building, organizing events, publishing books, and running media based websites.
  • Help drummers understand the demands, expectations and realities of being a studio and touring musician.
  • Consultancy to teachers and educators on building and maintaining a successful teaching business.


  • Percussion section arranger for Hans Zimmer Live in London, and organizer of the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Drum Ensemble.
  • Drum teacher/coach to many international touring drummers for bands including Placebo, The Script, Arctic Monkeys, Panic at the Disco, Simple Minds, Glass Animals and many more.
  • Consultant for top drum brands, record companies and music management agencies.
  • Organizer of the annual “Young Drummer of the Year” competition, The UK Drum Show, and owner of critically acclaimed website, www.mikedolbear.com.
  • Respected drum teacher with multiple international clinic tours, drum camps and masterclasses, and host of the popular YouTube Show, “The Mike Dolbear Web Show”.
  • Published author of best selling educational book, “Rhythm and Fills”.

Additional Skills

Getting GigsEvent CoordinationAuditioning GuidanceDrums and PercussionTheaterLive PerformancePerformance Coach

Mike Dolbear

Professional Drummer, Educator and Industry Advisor. Hans Zimmer, Danny Boyle.

$2.50 / minute

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Location: London / Bournemouth, UK
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