- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drums / Drum Kit (Jazz, Rock, Funk, Disco, Pop, Latin, Hip Hop)
Classical Percussion (Snare Drum, Timpani, Tuned Percussion)
Rhythm / 'Groove'
Sibelius (for Mac or PC)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
1st Class BMus (Hons), Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Distinction, 'Teaching Skills' module of GSMD course
Winner of the Yamaha Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicians
Grade 8 Piano and Percussion, ABRSM
- How much do you charge?
£35 per hour lesson, £20 per half hour lesson (+ travel expenses)
Discounts available (please enquire).
- Where do you teach?
I have a professional standard drum kit for use at my residence 6 minutes from Turnpike Lane station in Haringey, North London (NW17). Otherwise, I am happy to travel to the pupil's facilities.
- When are you available?
Flexible hours: lesson times to be arranged with the pupil.
Use of my facilities available 09:00-17:00 weekdays
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Experienced in teaching beginners to advanced
- Do you have a personal message for students?
For the last 6 years I have provided productive, professional and (most of all) enjoyable tuition to people of all ages and abilities, whether they consider drums a casual hobby or wish to pursue it as a career. As well as tailoring my tuition to each pupil through discussing their aims and needs, I provide my own unique high quality visual and aural learning materials. With my help,.you will find a variety of exciting ways to approach the technical and musical aspects of the drums in all genres.
- What kind of experience do you have?
6 Years of private peripatetic tuition experience
Tutor at the Michael Garrick Jazz Academy, 2007-2009
Tutor of the Woking College Jazz Group, 2004-2006
Tutor of the Winston Churchill Jazz Group, 2003-2005
I have given rhythm workshops at various schools / courses
Have performed in music festivals in the UK and abroad, and recorded for television / radio broadcast and CD release
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
No. However, I have experience teaching pupils of all ages.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Have studied with Troy Miller and Trevor Tomkins and Martin Hathaway, as well as sessions with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Phil Markowitz and Adam Nussbaum.
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