Hi there! My name is Dean Valentine and I am a drums teacher and professional session musician. I teach students of all ages and all levels, so whether you are starting from scratch or just ironing out certain areas of technique, I am here to help.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drums - rudiments and sticking; rhythm and co-ordination; basic reading;composition, orchestration and articulation; listening and interpretation; improvisation; genre studies + more...
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA English Literature & Film Studies
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hourly class / £18 per 30 mins
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home (Lewisham) but I am happy to travel to the student (within a 10 mile radius of Lewisham Station).
- When are you available?
Monday-Sunday (am-pm) / Flexible
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
7 years and above, from beginner to advanced.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Professional: I have been working as a session musician since 2011 and have worked with the following artists to date:
- Liam Bailey
- Gabriella Cilmi
- Various Cruelties
- Josh Record
- Jordan Max
- Elle Watson
- Avante Black
- This Be The Verse
- Stevie Neale
I have appeared on national and international television performing on shows including Sunday Brunch, Laterâ€¦ with Jools Holland, Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions, German Chart Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Educational: I currently run drum workshops at two local community venues for adults and children. I also give individual classes to working session musicians wanting to sharpen their technique and add more interesting approaches to their playing.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an up-to-date DBS Certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied with professional session drummer Clive Jenner for 3 years.
• I have a DBS certificate
drum lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
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