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Lessons offered by Carl
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Drum
Levels
  • All Levels

Drum Tutor available for home visits in South Wales. Very experienced, all ages and abilities covered

Methodology

I specialise in establishing enthusiasm for the instrument and good technique in absolute beginners (especially youngsters), taking intermediate players to the next level and helping more mature, advanced students broaden their horizons and step outside their comfort zones. I cover all elements of drum music theory, reading drum notation, history of the instrument, physical set-up of the kit (including tuning), a wide variety of playing styles and offer the opportunity for students to attain accredited, globally-recognised qualifications through the Rockschool exam syllabus.

Lessons often stretch out longer than 60 minutes at no extra cost - I'm far more interested in student development than clock-watching. Included in the lesson fee is continued maintenance of students' drum kits (cleaning, tuning etc.). Mutual trust is essential in developing successful tutor/student relationships and I will always go above and beyond to ensure this happens.

Background

I'm a professional drum tutor, have recently relocated to Pontyclun and am looking for new students in the South Wales area. I have 13 years experience as a full-time tutor and a 100% student pass rate for Rockschool examinations from entry-level to Grade 8 (211 successful entrants and counting). I'm currently looking for students with their own kits for home visits (in my experience, students are more comfortable learning on their own kits and make quicker progress doing so) and am willing to travel considerable distances for committed learners.

I have 30 years' experience of all aspects of being a working drummer (original composition, learning covers, live performance, studio recording, writing and overdubbing percussion parts) and can help students grow in all these areas. I still write, perform and record with several bands so my knowledge is continually expanding and always up to date. I have a very wide range of teaching material built up over many years that is also continually being improved and updated.

Rates

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

Carl's CV

Work History:

Self Employed, South Wales, January 2018 – present
job title: Drum Tutor / Musician
duties: teaching privately at students' homes / live performances throughout UK

Star of the Sea Primary School, Rockingham, Western Australia, February – June 2016
job title: Drum Tutor
duties: teaching drum kit / maintenance of music department’s percussion instruments

Living Waters Lutheran College, Warnbro, Western Australia, March 2014 – June 2016
job title: Drum Tutor
duties: teaching drum kit / maintenance of music department’s percussion instruments

Advanced Music, Ellenbrook, Malaga & Clarkson, Western Australia, July 2012 – June 2016
job title: Drum Tutor
duties: teaching drum kit

Kolbe Catholic College, Rockingham, Western Australia, May 2012 – June 2016
job title: Drum Tutor
duties: teaching drum kit / maintenance of music department’s percussion instruments / developing First Year Music Program for drum kit / running Music Camp workshops

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, South Wales, Sept 2000 – Sept 2007
job title: Youth Worker (Co-ordinator of Rock & Pop Music Program)
duties: providing tutoring-mentoring at youth clubs within the borough / managing staff / recording and releasing original CDs of participants / staging live performances / maintaining administrative records and securing regular funding

Self Employed, South Wales, March 2000 – Sept 2007
job title: Drum Tutor
duties: teaching privately at homes and various music schools / scheduling 40+ students per week throughout each school year / staging grade exams several times a year for Trinity Rockschool / providing group percussion workshops for various organisations

Legends Nightclub, Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece, April – Sept 1994
job title: Musician
duties: playing drums in a band 6 nights a week through summer season / advertising and promotion


Education:

2001 Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate Stage 1
MG Training, Pontypridd

1995-1996 National Vocational Qualification, Level II
Administration
ITEC, Neath

1992-1994 Higher National Diploma
Performing Arts Specialising in Popular Music
Neath College

1983-1990 1 x O Level / 7 x GCSEs / 3 x A Levels
Aberdare Boys Comprehensive School

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