For beginners and advanced players alike, before considering formal teaching, I strive to feed the curiosity and personal interests of the student by giving them the tools and practice routines to progress and improve outside of 1-on-1 lessons.
Young, professional drummer - 14+ years of playing experience, 4+ years of frequent teaching, touring, recording and session work.
Graduate of Berklee College Of Music, Boston, MA, USA - Major in Performance
Diverse, advanced and well-rounded amongst several genres and styles of drumming.
30min lesson - £20
1hr lesson - £30
2hr lesson - £50
5hr lesson - £130
10hr lesson - £250
All lessons over 1hr can be split into separate sessions.
2015 to 2017 - Bachelor of Arts at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Major in Performance for Drumset
2011 to 2015 - Bedales School, United Kingdom
2015: A Levels (English Degree) in Art, Classical Civilization, and Geography
2014: As Level (English Degree) in Music. Grade A
Leading Traits/Key Skills
- Persistent – can work long hours
- Open to new experiences
- Physically active/in good shape – can lift heavy equipment, do physical work etc
- Good social skills
- Good leadership skills
2016–present: Professional drummer/musician – professional drumming expertise – involved in recording and touring in both the U.K and U.S. Also experienced in production and engineering; experienced with Ableton Live and Logic Pro X
2018–present: THECITYISOURS: touring musical act, two full-length albums recorded, performed in UK/EU. Largest crowd; approx. 8000, headlining the Takeover Stage at Download Festival, 2019.
2017-present: Fairhazel: touring musical act, recorded a full-length album plus several singles, including 500 vinyl copies via Communion Records. Performed in UK/US.
Personal Aims: As a result of these lessons you will be able to:
♪ Teach the main tools and how to get started with the drums.
♪ Teach the basics and how to play popular music.
♪ Help the student find his own practice routines and spark his passion for progressing the instrument.
Learning Objectives: The steps we will take to meet your aims:
♪ Improving your ear and how to learn your favourite songs
♪ Playing in time
♪ Exercises and support materials for practice methods
♪ Strengthening your weaknesses with workout routines
♪ The next step to getting better
♪ Being able to pass your next exam/audition
♪ Creativity, versatility and finding your sound
Repertoire to cover:
♪ Rudiments – hand technique
♪ ‘Using your feet’ – foot technique
♪ ‘Advanced drumming’ – polyrhythms, odd meters, limb independence etc
♪ ‘Studying the greats’ – how to play like a pro
♪ Reading music / music theory
Special demands and specific requests are negotiable and welcome upon enquiry!
Perfect! My son Leo (aged 6) and I had a fabulous first lesson with Louis. We both learned a basic rock beat after our first lesson - Louis even managed to keep Leo engaged for a full half hour (very rare)! Thanks Louis and looking forward to continuing our lessons with you.
They both showed a great sense of rhythm and significant improve with only 1 hour between the two of them!
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