I am a patient, friendly teacher, fully CRB checked and dedicated to my students progress. I keep my lessons focused whilst creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere. I am able to pass on my vast knowledge from 25 years in the music industry. I teach all ages and abilities, whether you’re 7 or 70, a complete beginner or have been playing all your life and want to brush up on your skills, everyone is catered for.
Whatever Style You Like
I cover all aspects of drumming which include all musical styles, techniques (hand and foot), rudiments, reading, time keeping, independence, coordination, linear ideas, creating fill-ins, solo construction, double bass drum work, rhythm section skills and musical application. I can help with posture, technique and grip problems, timing issues and kit set up/positioning.
100% Pass Rate
In our lessons we can cover playing to a click track, backing tracks and songs, chart reading, time signatures, different genres (rock/pop - funk/reggae - drum and bass/metal - jazz/blues - latin/world music and everything in between. If required, I can teach the Trinity College London Grade syllabus 1-8 and I also offer the RockSchool drum kit syllabus. I have a 100% pass rate, all at a very high standard.
Tailored to Suit You
Whether you want to structure your learning through working on the grades or just have fun playing along to your favourite songs, I will tailor your lessons to suit you. I always take a musical approach to my teaching and make sure all techniques/technical exercises are learnt for a purpose. I believe having good technique will equip you with the skills needed to make your overall sound on the kit much more professional.
I prepare specific lesson plans for each individual, and I’ll always teach you at your own pace. I teach most of my students in their own homes, but I also have students who come to me who live further afield.