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Showroom and Registered Office
Nottingham Drum and Guitar Centre Ltd
Cranbrook Street
Nottingham NG1 1ES

Tel 0115 8414148

VAT No - 737 8307 09

Company No - 5311356


Meet the team

Andrew Cammiss - Director
Co-founder of the Nottingham Drum and Guitar Centre, Andy began drumming at the age of 9, and turned professional at 17. His credits include performing on cruise liners, playing in the Middle east, and even appearing on a number one single on Top of the Pops in the 80s!! Andy also spent many years as a drum teacher in Nottingham. and now has a big interest in Recording, spending a lot of time in his own studio both producing and playing drums, guitar and bass.

David Fletcher - Director
Co-founder of the Nottingham Drum and Guitar Centre, David began to study Orchestral percussion from the age of 11, eventually graduating to the County Youth Orchestra and Leicester Symphony Orchestra, as well as playing drumkit in a jazz trio and snare drum in a pipeband. David has a long history of involvement with Military bands, and has performed at many of Europes biggest Military Tattoos including The British Military Tournament (Earls Court), Berlin Military Tattoo, and Horse Guards Parade London.

Edward Mayle - Guitar Sales
Ed joined us in 2008 as our Guitar expert, having spent several years in bands in the Lincolnshire area. Not only can he coax amazing sounds out of a strat, but he also plays drums as well! If you have any questions regarding guitars, amps or effects then Ed's the man to talk to. He's also a dab hand at guitar repairs, so if you want your guitar restrung and set-up, give Ed a call!



History

Nottingham Drum Centre opened as a specialist drum shop in December 1999, and was the realization of a long held dream by childhood friends Andrew Cammiss and David Fletcher. At the time, David was busy teaching Drums in Nottingham and Andrew was drumming professionally in the middle east but looking to settle back in Nottingham. Premises were found on Southwell Road in the City Centre and the renovation process began! By mid December of that year, the drum store was up and running, stocking most of the big-name brands and already getting a reputation as a store where drummers of all levels could get expert advice and friendly service from fellow drummers. As time went on, the store expanded into the premises next door, and became the East Midlands largest drum store, and in time a guitar department was added. Once again the business went from strength to strength and attracted a customer base not only from Nottingham but also surrounding areas such as Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Lincoln etc.
 
Once again the business outgrew its premises,and relocation seemed the only answer. Our current showroom on Cranbrook street (just a stones throw from the Motorpoint arena) was purchased and after months of hard work the doors finally opened in January 2008. The trading name became Nottingham Drum and Guitar Centre, as our guitar business had expanded rapidly. We believe that we now have one of the best showrooms in the UK, stocked with huge quantities of top brand instruments at competitive prices, and staffed by a knowledgable and enthusiastic sales team. Our city centre store now houses 2 floors of drums, cymbals and percussion, a dedicated electronic drum room, guitar racks from floor to ceiling and an acoustic area, as well as our popular marching band shop, supplying many of the UKs leading marching and military bands. In the Autumn of 2008 we were honoured to win the Arts Councils "Musical instrument retailer of the year" award at the prestigious Music Industies Award ceremony in London. The incredible success of our store is down to customer satisfaction, something that we constantly strive for.


We are main UK dealers for many of the music world’s most well known brands, and all our stock is brand new, boxed and supplied with a full 12 month warranty (unless otherwise stated). We have many thousands of satisfied customers, including professional musicians, recording studios, music schools and many of the UKs prestigious military bands. Please take a look at our Testimonials page for details. For those of you in the midlands, we would like to invite you to visit our Nottingham showroom, within easy distance of major centres such as Derby, Leicester, Sheffied and Lincoln.

Our store is packed with Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic Electric Guitars and basses by Fender, Guild, and Ibanez, as well as a good selection of Jazz Guitars, there are walls of cymbals from Paiste, Zildjian, and Sabian, masses of drums by Mapex, Pearl, Gretsch, and Tama, and literally 1000s of accessories including Drum Hardware, a specialist selection of Percussion Instruments from around the world, and one of the UKs biggest selections of Marching Band Instruments and Pearl Pipe Band Drums. If you are unable to visit our Nottingham showrooms, please feel free to browse our online store. We offer a safe and secure payment system, accepting most major credit cards and PayPal.

We also have a dedicated electronic drum department, featuring the incredible range of Roland Electronic V-Drums and Yamaha DTX electronic drums. Whether you purchase from us on-line or in-store, we hope you will find our service to be second to none, our staff helpful, polite and knowledgable, and our prices extremely competitive. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or professional, we aim to find you the right product at the right price. We are always striving to improve our service and welcome any feedback that you may have. If you have purchased from us and would like to share your opinions on a product with our other customers, please click the review tab on a product page and leave a short review.

More detailed product and company information can be found in our Knowledge Base, and if you look to the bottom left of this homepage you will see all the latest news on our Blog.

We also have our music tuition studios on the edge of Nottingham city centre, offering professional Drum Tuition, Guitar Tuition and Bass Tuition to all ages and abilities. Our studios are also the regional examination centre for Rockschool exams. For more details on our music lessons in Nottingham please visit our dedicated tuition website www.musictuition4nottingham.co.uk

Whether you purchase from us in store, or via our Drum and Guitar website, we hope you will be happy with your instrument and the service you have recieved.

Store Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
CLOSED WEDNESDAY and SUNDAY


Visit Our Music School

Whether you are a beginner looking to start playing an instrument, or an experienced performer looking for some new ideas, our team of professional drum and guitar tutors can help! We offer tuition on drums, percussion, guitar and bass. All styles are taught to all ages and abilities. Please contact David or Andy for details on 0115 8414148 or visit our dedicated website

www.MusicTuition4Nottingham.co.uk
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