Hello, I'm a friendly, experienced drum teacher - I've got a couple of slots left (weekly or fortnightly). Whether you're a total beginner looking to take your first steps into the drumming world, or a regular player who just needs a few pointers, I can help. The sessions are relaxed, taught with patience and with the emphasis on you developing your own style; the focus is equally on confidence and creativity, as much as it is on the disciplines required to play a tight groove. Above all, much fun shall be had, which is very much the point of playing music in the first place, of course!
Lessons can be tailored towards playing with a full kit, or playing percussion (ideal for acoustic gigs and a great way to get build the rhythmic foundations). Once you're up and running, we can get you jamming to pre-recorded basslines to replicate a real-life rehearsal/gig situation. These lessons aren't just to teach you how to play drums, but how to play live; we'll work on composure, improvisation and confidence. If you really get the drumming bug (which you will), we'll also work on how to prepare you for studio recording sessions.
I currently teach drums at one college and three primary schools, alongside private tuturing. Fully DBS-checked, very happy to teach in your home or at a local studio in Milton, Cambridge.
The options are:
Individual lessons: £25 an hour
Intensive crash course (I will make you into a drummer in 6 hours): £130
A little more about me... I'm 36, I have played over a thousand gigs, in award-winning bands, touring the UK constantly and has recently returned from a tour of China as part of the prestigious Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival. I have appeared on over 30 albums (plus over 40 singles/EPs) and tracks he has played on have featured on Channel 4, BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 5 and countless other stations worldwide.