I have been playing 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, 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).
Currently, all piano lessons must take place at the pupil's home.
I teach all styles: Rock, Pop, Funk, 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 a song, 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 and 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 click here for my YouTube channel.