I have been teaching the drums and piano both privately and in schools since graduating in 2006 (BA Music Hons, 2:1, University of Bristol). I hold a CRB/DBS certificate.
I have taught pupils of all ages from 5 to 84, and all abilities from beginner to Grade 8.I come highly recommended and much of my teaching work is generated through word of mouth.
Drum lessons take place at my home in a soundproofed drum shed with 2 drum kits. Alternatively, I am happy to travel to your home (a small fee will be charged to cover travel expenses and time).
I teach all styles: Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Latin, etc. I cover all areas of drumming: rudiments, technique, time-keeping ("beats"), independence and coordination, fills and licks, reading, chart interpretation, preparation for Grade examination 1-8, preparation for auditions (e.g. BIMM, The Brit School), learning the drum parts to songs, transcription, soloing (both snare and full kit). Whilst I believe in the importance of versatility, reading and technique, I am happy to tailor lessons to the individual requirements and interests of the pupil.
I am classically trained on piano and can work with pupils on repertoire from beginner to Grade 6 level. Whilst I do cover music theory, I do not teach Jazz piano or improvisation. However, I would be happy to recommend an excellent teacher who can.
My lessons are designed to be challenging but fun. I am a friendly, patient and easygoing teacher who aims to provide an environment in which pupils can enjoy learning the drums/piano but also make steady progress. I set weekly homework targets and encourage pupils to practice often, listen to music, and be creative, as well seek out opportunities to perform/play with other musicians. In addition to covering a range of material I also invite pupils to make their own choices about which songs/pieces they would like to study.
For some online tutorials and demonstrations, please
for my Youtube channel.