Instrument: Drums

All ages and abilities welcome, no previous experience necessary. Tuning, posture and techniques taught.
"everybody has a unique rhythm inside of them, I can provide the tools and knowledge to make sure that rhythm is heard.”

With teaching methods developed through years of experience, Joe has refined his skills to design a tailored programme of learning to suit each individual student. Black Lantern offer drum lessons for all abilities from beginner to professional.

Based at Crystal Ship Studio in Sheffield, they have the facilities to record full sessions and provide students with an insight into the world of a professional working musician, with one to one tuition from Joe Green (Milburn, Reverend and the Makers, Dead Sons).

Joe picked up his first pair of drum sticks at the age of 13 after receiving a battered second hand drum kit for his birthday, 2 years later, with a couple of friends, he started the band Milburn. In 2001 Milburn signed to the record label Mercury, and the band went on to release 3 albums selling over 100,000 albums worldwide.

Due to the success of Milburn, he extensively toured Europe and Japan, playing and supporting many bands including Arctic Monkeys, The View, The Rifles and The Libertines.

In 2011, Joe received a First Class Honours Degree in Music Performance and Professional Practice from Sheffield Hallam University. He excelled in developing the skills needed to work with other musicians and perfected various teaching techniques.

This lead to a teaching role in the ‘A Mind Apart’ programme, which focussed on teaching children with behavioural difficulties. He quickly adapted his own workshops to meet the needs and skills of the students, and created classes that used drumming not only for recreation but also as a source of rehabilitation. This further lead to teaching in mainstream schools and providing drumming workshops to all ages around South Yorkshire.

Milburn reunited in early 2016 and performed a 10 year anniversary show for their first album, Well Well Well. The band sold out 4 nights at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, selling over 10,000 tickets. These gigs led to Milburn recording and releasing a third album, Time.

Joe is presently working on several projects, he is playing live and recording on a regular basis.

'Joe has been coming in to my school (a special school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs) for about 6 months now, and I honestly can't praise him enough! He's brilliant with our pupils! Friendly and fun, gently encouraging, and as patient as hell! We've given him a couple of challenges and he's taken each one on the chin. And what's more, the kids have blossomed. They really enjoy their lessons with Joe, and really feel a great sense of achievement from his masterful teaching. Thank you Joe for all you do.’

Mrs Proctor - Heritage Park Community School

'Really enjoyable lessons. Top quality level of knowledge. Great facilities, brilliant value for money and a good lad. Highly recommended!'

Ben Johnson - Private tuition

'Joe always makes me feel really comfortable, creating a learning environment in which I feel supported and challenged in equal measures. He knows loads of techniques to make me unstuck when I'm struggling. He's an amazing drummer but more importantly than that he's a good guy. I would highly recommend'.

Lola White - Private tuition

Joe Green