As a musician, I really appreciate and enjoy playing in styles of jazz/funk/soul/afrobeat/psychedelic rock, while I dig into polyrhythms, odd meters, linear patterns, and traditional Anatolian music. Through my lessons, I aim to focus on drums being not only a rhythmic / accompaniment instrument but also a melodic one with endless possibilities of sounds and textures.
A lesson usually starts with warming up, through exercises that combine hand/foot technique and coordination or/and counting. An exercise can become a drum pattern to which I aspire to play or sing along, in order to create an even more musical environment and example in practice. Also, I use pre-existing songs or play alongs to enhance the music experience. In general, the lessons are divided in three parts: technique, vocabulary/songs, and improvisation. I can also help you with music reading and theory.
I have been a drum tutor since 2015, and I've also been teaching piano and music theory since 2011, both private and in music schools. I have great experience with kids, teenagers, and adults (1-to-1 and groups) having worked with over 120 students. Through my work, I aim to help my students develop their drum-kit technique and music appreciation. My methods combine fun and discipline while motivating the student for drum-kit, music, and self-exploration is a must. In order to boost my teaching, I use several drum method books along with individualized exercises and also play-alongs. The repertoire is chosen according to the student’s needs and musical preferences, and I encourage my students to showcase their developing skills through the performance of pre-existing compositions. During the lesson, I aspire to play along with my students by using either drum-kit, keys, or other small percussion instruments.
Concurrently, for the last 9 years, I’ve been performing as a session drummer with various artists: “Dervisis” (electronic pop), “Post Lovers” (indie rock), “Microondas” (blues psychedelic rock), to venues and festivals in EU, UK, North Macedonia and Turkey, such as ESNS (NL), Fengaros Festival (CY), Rye Wax (UK), Bonnefoi (BE), Glimps Festival (BE). Additionally, I was part of a jazz/funk/soul combo and have also participated in cover bands of pop music repertoire, I have composed drum-kit based music for film and theatre.
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Online lessons: 30' > £15 /// 60' >> £25
Pack for 5 hours >> £110
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