Drum Lessons

My teaching experience spans over 20 years and I have experience in teaching all age and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or just want to expand your current ability I will be able to give you the skills you need to really progress with your playing. 

It doesn't matter if you're 8 or 80 years old, a total beginner or an experienced player, I can design a teaching program that suits you as an individual and a player, addressing the areas that you want to improve on. Pop, Rock, Jazz, funk, Big Band, Latin, Ballroom dancing, musical theatre, and more, every style is covered. 

With over 20 years experience as a professional player in all styles of music and having being taught my self by one of UK's most renowned drum teacher Dave Hassell you can rest assured that I can take your playing ability to a new level that's both practical and fun.



Grades

I support the most recognised graded drum exams in the industry including both Rockschool and Trinity college. Working towards a grade can be great motivator and a goal to work towards. It is also extremely rewarding when you pass a grade and get your certificate! Grades are a great way improve on your reading skills, learning different styles of music and learning how to follow a proper drum chart. 

I do prefer to use the grades as a supplement to your lessons since even though they are a great tool they are not by any means comprehensive in giving you the skills to be a working drummer. Wether you choose to use the grades or not is up to the individual and is something that can be decided at any stage in your studies. 


Areas of study

  • Stick control
  • The Moeller Technique
  • Drum Rudiments
  • Foot control
  • Posture
  • Reading skills
  • Rhythm vocabulary
  • Stylistic knowledge
  • Co ordination 
  • Drum grades
  • Being a pro drummer
  • Working in a studio 
  • Working in a function band
  • Working in musical theatre
  • Equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Drum tuning
  • Microphone techniques and placement 
  • Recording basics