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Trevor
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Trevor
« Mike is a fantastic drum teacher, his passion comes across immediately. He inspires his students to work hard. »
£25/h
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Lessons offered by Mike
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Drum
Levels
  • All Levels

Drum Kit Tuition - Mike Clowes

Methodology

Learn to play the drums in a relaxed and friendly environment.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Drum Kit

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BMus (Hons) Jazz Percussion: A four year performance and composition qualification from the Royal Academy of Music.

LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music): This is an intensive one year teaching qualification taken at the Academy.

A Level Music: Classical music qualification.

BTEC National Diploma in Popular Music: A two year A Level equivalent qualification in music performance.

- How much do you charge?

My tuition is £25 per hour or £15 for half an hour.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from Willesden Green. I'm also willing to travel to students' houses.

- When are you available?

Times are flexible, contact me for details.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages welcome.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

All Trinity/Guildhall and Rock School grades.

I also teach many styles of music that don't have a graded system (Jazz, Pop, Latin).

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Learning an instrument is a lot of fun. I cater for students who want a hobby as well as people who are thinking about a career as a professional musician.
So give it a go, whatever your age or ability!

Hi there, I am a keen, experienced Drum Kit teacher/performer who has taught all ages and abilities. I am currently head of percussion at St Aloysius' College and have toured the UK and Europe with the James Taylor Quartet and Hazel O'Connor.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Drum Kit in a wide range of genres and idioms including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Latin and Reggae. I am also able to play along with students on bass guitar in these styles, to provide a realistic playing situation and to develop rhythm section (drums and bass) skills.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a 1st Class degree in Jazz Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in Marylebone. I also have a teaching qualification which I studied for during my time at the academy. This qualification is the Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM).

- How much do you charge?

I currently charge £30 per hour for all enquiries made through the tutor pages. For half hour lessons I charge £20.

- Where do you teach?

I am based in South East London including Grove Park, Bromley, Lee Green, Sydenham, Brockley, Lewisham, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Sidcup and Catford but I am willing to travel to most places in London to teach, and also in Kent. I have the facilities to teach from my home, where I have a sound proof studio and professional quality drums and audio equipment for playing along to tracks. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this further.

- When are you available?

I am available to teach throughout the year including school holidays and I am quite flexible during the working week. Again, feel free to get in touch to discuss this.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I have experience of teaching all ages and abilities. I have taught adult learners and have worked regularly in secondary schools for 4 years. My work in secondary schools includes leading and assisting on workshops and one and one teaching. I have taught at the Junior Academy (the feeder course for the undergraduate program at the Royal Academy of Music) and taught students at undergraduate level. I also have experience of working with primary school aged children in a number of composition workshops and one to one lessons.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I can prepare my students for grades 1-8 in the Rockschool and Trinity College London syllabus. I can also provide instrumental help for GCSE and A Level students who need help for their performance courses.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I can provide drum lessons via Skype. Please feel free to contact me about this.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Learning to play an instrument is great fun! Whether you are just starting out or are thinking of of playing professionally/auditioning for college I can provide you with the expertise to achieve your goals.

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been playing Jazz, Pop and Rock music in London for over five years including performances at the Islington O2 Academy, Ronnie Scott's, Charlie Wrights, The Vortex and 229 Great Portland Street. I have also played with London jazz musicians including Ian Shaw, Chris Montague and Quentin Collins.

I play regularly in Musicals around London and have studio recording experience. I've played in big bands, jazz trios, pop function bands, hip hop bands and many more. I am also an experience teacher with pupils ranging from six years old to adults.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I am CRB checked.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained with Martin France, Jeff Williams, Pete Churchill, Nikki Iles and Nick Smart at the Royal Academy of Music.

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have experience of teaching beginners as young as 5 years old right up to experienced adults. I have taught Graded courses as well as study of genres including jazz, rock, pop, reggae and Latin styles. I have assisted Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown) on music workshops in schools for key stages 3 and 4. I also have experience with assisting on Notivate workshops (teaching children to improvise) in youth centres and in schools. In addition to this, I have lead workshops at St Marylebone Church of England School on Jazz and the Blues. I teach drum kit at St Aloysius' College in North London. Here I have experience of teaching children from 11 to 18 years old and regularly prepare Key Stage 4 pupils for their GCSE performances.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have a valid CRB check.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During my time there I studied with British Jazz legend Martin France (John Taylor, Gwilym Simcock and Kenny Wheeler) and Jeff Williams (Stan Getz). I also received tuition from Gerard Presencer, Pete Churchill, Nikki Iles, Nick Smart and Tom Cawley.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

My current students include complete beginners and also students who I am helping to take through their GCSE Music program. Some are studying Graded material while others are learning to play music from their favorite bands. Some of my students have learned the instrument aurally and need help learning how to read music while others can already read but need help finding the right influences to take their playing to the next level.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £25/h
Lessons offered by Mike
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Drum
Levels
  • All Levels

Mike's CV

• BMus (Hons) Jazz Percussion
• LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music)
• CRB checked

4 reviews on Mike
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

T
Trevor

Mike is a fantastic drum teacher, his passion comes across immediately. He inspires his students to work hard.

J
John

Mike has proved to be totally reliable, always fulfilling commitments with a professional and friendly attitude. When working with young people, Mike is an enthusiastic and inspirational music leader.

S
Sam

The lessons are really fantastic and I feel like I am progressing really well.

P
Prem

I enjoy Mike's lessons because we play and learn songs that are helpful for drumming technique and improvement, but also sound awesome!

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