The Teachers

The teachers at Dr Paradiddles all have extensive live, recording and teaching experience.  Whatever your aims and goals we are sure to be able to help.  Beginners, hobbyists, professionals and groups are all welcome and we can design your lessons to your own individual wants, needs, musical style & background.

Get in touch now to book your free trial lesson and to meet us and have a look around the school!


Rich is the founder of Dr Paradiddles WonderDrumporium.

Originally from the UK, Rich has been living and working in Berlin for the past 6 years.  With more than 16 years teaching experience and with over 30 years playing, live and recording behind him, Rich has taught for and continues to work with BIMM (UK/Berlin), The Abbey Road Institute (Berlin) and The Academy of Music and Sound (UK) to name but a few.
Rich also plays guitar, bass and is an active music producer and session musician.  As a musician Rich has played live, worked with and recorded for countless artists across the world, including members of Oasis, Alicia Keys band, High Flying Birds, Suede, The Manic Street Preachers, Asaf Avidan band, Jesus Jones, The Stylistics, Celine Dion's band, XTC and Josh Kumra.

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Alessandro was born and bred in Napoli, South of Italy, where Rhythm 'n' Blues meets Folk and where people eat drums for breakfast!
With years of experience as a Blues, Funk and Rock drummer, earned in studios and on stages around Italy, and the UK, Alessandro recently relocated to Berlin where he's now busying himself both as a session drummer and teacher at Dr Paradiddle's WonderDrumporium.

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Born and raised in the middle of Germany Kla Ri started playing the piano at the age of 5 before she discovered her passion for drums in her early youth. Following her love for music, she decided to move to Berlin to study musicology. While deepening her overall knowledge about music Kla Ri played the drums for different projects with musicians from all over the world.
Kla Ri now teaches at Dr Paradiddles to share her dedication for the instrument and her studio and live experiences with her students – because drums are a girl’s best friends!

German Version:

Aufgewachsen in der Mitte Deutschlands begann Kla Ri im Alter von 5 Jahren Klavier zu lernen, bis sie in ihrer frühen Jugend ihre Leidenschaft für das Schlagzeug entdeckte. Ihrer Liebe zur Musik folgend entschied sich Kla Ri nach Berlin zu ziehen und Musikwissenschaft zu studieren. Während sie ihr musikalisches Wissen vertiefte, saß sie für verschiedene Projekte an den Drums und spielte mit Musikern aus aller Welt zusammen.

Kla Ri unterrichtet jetzt bei Dr Paradiddles, um ihre Begeisterung für das Schlagzeugspielen sowie ihre Live- und Studio-Erfahrungen weiterzugeben – because drums are a girl’s best friends!


...because drums are a girls best friend.