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Andrew
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Andrew
« Perfect! Russell is an excellent teacher to our son. The lessons are fun and our kid has learned so fast and loves to practice so he can do well in his next lesson with Russell. Russell is also very attentive, good in communicating with us and always on time and reliable. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Russell
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

DUE TO CURRENT CONDITIONS I'M TEACHING ONLNE LESSONS. MESSAGE ME FOR MORE DETAILS. Travelling drum Tutor! Over 20 years of drumming experience, Can teach you from the comfort of your own home

Methodology

I teach both by ear and by reading music. I have taught absolute beginners to working (gigging) drummers.
I teach from many different drum books to give the student every opportunity to learn all different styles of music.
I am a young, fun tutor with years of experience behind the drum kit.

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Russell will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I have been playing drums of over 20 years and have played and recorded drums for various artists around the UK. I have recently finished my degree in Music Industry practice specialising in Drums at the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Russell
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

Russell's CV

Russell Bradley, Musician
Guildford,
Surrey,
GU1

DoB - 17 January 1988

I am an accomplished, lifelong drummer with significant live performance and studio recording experience. I have regularly played at some of the best known venues in London and the Southeast with the established rock band Arivmia, and have currently performing with Dirty Rose. I have hands-on knowledge of the music industry and musicianship from crafting tracks in the rehearsal studio as a band, to recording and promotion at venues and on the internet. I am experienced in maintenance, transport, selection and setting up of kit to suit venue acoustics and using a wide variety of equipment.

Training and experience
1. 25 years drumming experience, since age 6.
2. Knowledge of all technical aspects of drums and related equipment, their sourcing and
maintenance.
3. Followed Trinity Guildhall Percussion Syllabus to Grade 8 (Advanced) informally.
4. Understanding of theory of written notation and sight reading.
5. Completed Higher Diploma in Popular Music Practice specialising in drums at the
Academy of Contemporary Music, 2006-7 (Modules studied: Live Performance Work- shop; Technical & Stylistic Development; Music Industry Preparation; Songcraft; Pro- fessional Musicianship;Contemporary Repertoire).
6. Completed Degree Music Industry Practice specialising in drums at the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford. 2017-2019
7. Actively developing further knowledge of sound engineering equipment and software including LogicPro 8 and 9, Pro X, and Cubase 6.5 through 1-1 tuition and extended diploma in music technology.
8. In 2015 finish a extended diploma in Music technology
9. GCSE Music including sound recording with Cubase and studio work experience at
Parkgate Studios, Battle, East Sussex.
10. Gigged with rock and jazz bands including solo performances over many years.
11. Familiar with other instruments including guitar, bass, xylophone, piano / keyboard and
orchestral drums
12. Health and Safety and First Aid trained

Studio experience
Experience of collaborative music composition and track crafting, from jamming to final cut through live studio recordings and recordings to a 'click' metronome. Have recorded at ACM Studios (Academy of Contemporary Music), The Lodge Studios, Northampton and Rising Records, Little Clacton. Also recorded a demo at “Audio Sorcery Recording Studios, Groombridge”
Arivmia projects include:
Album: 'End of the Line' (released September 2009)

EP: 'Awake another Fear'
Album: ‘Echoes from the Wilderness’
Dirty Rose Projects Include: Single ‘Break My Heart”
Single ‘Air Guitar Hero’
Technical stage work
(released July 2011) (released late 2013)
(releasing October 2019) (released June 2019)

I transport and set up band equipment for live performances, selecting and tuning the drum spec to suit venue acoustics. At gigs I set up lights, banners, sound systems, PA lev- els and fault find using DVM meters, both for my own band and for other bands.

Live performance venues
Hope and Anchor, Islington GuilFest, Guildford
The Star, Guilford
Carlisle, Hastings Tubman, Hastings
Flariz, Hastings Esquires, Bedford
Good causes
The Peel, Kingston
Dublin Castle, Camden The Boileroom, Guildford Purple Turtle, Islington Intrepid Fox, Soho
The Hope, Brighton
The Fighting Cox, Kingston

Charities supported through gigs include: Cancer Research, Cystic Fibrosis, RNLI and St Michael's Hospice.
Wider band promotion experience

I designed the band logo and contributed to album cover design particularly on the 'End of the Line' project and have worked on the construction of the website arivmia.com. The latest album “Echoes from the Wilderness” artwork and inside pages was created by my- self. I have also helped expand the band's presence on YouTube, Facebook, iTunes and ReverbNation.

Teaching

I have taught complete beginners and experienced drummers selecting material according to individual levels of ability, for example breaking down songs to enable students to learn percussion techniques and pedal work. I have taught from the Guildhall school of arts and drama books and also Rockschool books. I also try and encourage students from the start to learn by ear as well as reading.

Other interests
Classic cars: I have helped out in the family business Classico Cars for many years. I also have knowledge of renting an maintaining commercial and residential property.

Main musical influences
Classic Rock, Alternative Rock and Grunge, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Joe Bonamassa, Lower Than Atlantis, Audioslave, Enter Shikari, Marmosets, PVRIS and Slaves.

5 reviews on Russell
  • 5/5

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Andrew

Perfect! Russell is an excellent teacher to our son. The lessons are fun and our kid has learned so fast and loves to practice so he can do well in his next lesson with Russell. Russell is also very attentive, good in communicating with us and always on time and reliable.

Russell's response

Logan is a great student and I'm looking forward to our future lessons

4 recommendations

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John

Russell has a great education in regards to his drumming. He helped me with my posture while playing, my stick grip and of course with my playing. I recommend Russell because he i a patient teacher and always come with something new for me to do. 10/10

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Alfie

Russell helped me with learning songs for my band. He was very good at listening to the music and coming up with new ideas for me. He also got me to work on my rudiments to help me play better drum fills throughout the songs. Very good teacher and I am looking forward to my next lessons with him.

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Russ

Russell is a great drummer, a kind guy to get along with and teaches you what you want to know, including everything I needed to know. Would definitely recommend him for lessons and he drives to you!

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Cheryl

Russell is reliable, punctual and easy to get along with. He tailors his lessons to suit each student, and is patient and motivational.

Interview with Russell

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you first develop a passion for music and your favourite instrument?
Russell — I started playing drums when I was 6 years old.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Is there a particular type music or artist that you listen to on a loop without it driving you crazy?
Russell — Any rock, blues or metal. I love listening to all sorts of music though. I feel you can learn somthing from so many different genres.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Explain to us the most difficult or riveting course you could personally give to a student of music.
Russell — My teaching focuses on each individual student, so I feel the most difficult or riveting course will be the one that is created for the individual student by myself.
QUESTION 04 | 08
What do you think is the most complicated instrument to master and why?
Russell — In terms of contempoary music, I feel that drums are the most complicated instrument. This is because, as a drummer, we have to keep time for the whole band, whether it be a three piece function band or a fifteen piece big band.
QUESTION 05 | 08
What are your keys to success?
Russell — Setting short and long term goals, and developing a consistent practice routine.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Name three musicians you dream of meeting in your favourite bar in the early hours of the morning. Explain why.
Russell — Ray Luzier (Drummer for Korn). Joe Bonamassa and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters). I feel each of these people would have so much educational and personal knowledge to share.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to music or your days at music school.
Russell — Whilst studying at the ACM Guildford I arrived at a performance exam to find that one of the examiners was Eddy Thower (Lower Than Atlantis), as you can imagine I was already very nervous, but having to be graded by such a well known and respected drummer definitely put the pressure on even further. He was really nice though, and made a joke about me going to get him a coffee, I responded to this by joking that if he graded me a first I definitely would. We all had a laugh about this and it helped with my nerves a bit!
QUESTION 08 | 08
What are the little touches that make you a Superprof in music?
Russell — A life time of learning, gigging and studio experience. Private tution from Robert Brian (Simple Minds, Siouxsie Sioux, Hugh Cornwell), Darren Beckett (The Killers, Brandon Flowers) and Pete Riley (Rhythm Mag; Writer and Editor) to name a few. A BA Hons Degree in Music Industry Practice (specialising in drums), an extended Diploma in Music Technology and real world experice of recording and mixing / mastering.

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