I use various resources and approaches based on the needs of each student. For those who wish to learn via grades, I teach from Rock School and Trinity books. For those who want to learn for fun and to eventually play in bands I teach them based on the genre they want to learn along with using top quality backing tracks from various genres or with myself accompanying them on piano. This allows the student to gain experience playing to music and musicians from the start. For more intermediate/ advanced players, I have my own method of teaching quality practice and exercises that combine number of techniques at the same time. This allows a faster learning process but without missing fundamental techniques and concepts.
I am about to enter my final year of studying at the London College of Creative Media for a Bmus in Performance and production, to which I was awarded a full scholarship. I have recently moved to Rochester, having lived in London for 7 years and I am looking to take my career further by teaching the younger generation the wonderful gift of music. This has become a passion of mine and is the main reason for choosing to return to university. Having taught music, drums and piano privately for 5 years to students from aged 5 to 50, I have a tailored approach to the requirements of each age range to allow the music lessons to be fun yet focused. I also currently work as a music teacher at a primary school part time which has allowed me to further develop my lesson planning skills.
-Currently entering final year for the BMUS performance and Production course at LCCM studying Piano, Film Composing, Orchestration and Production
-Currently training to become a Classical Conductor. Mentored by professional conductor Frank Zielhorst (Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva and teacher at the Royal Academy of Music)
-Fully DBS Checked
-2009-2010 Higher Diploma ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music), Guildford (Completed Higher Diploma – Received Distinction)
-2008-2009 ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music), Guildford (Completed Diploma course – Received Distinction)
- GCSEs: A* Music, A* Spanish, B Drama, B English, C Maths, C Science
- Rock-school grade 6 (was taken at 14 years old and passed with distinction)
- Received “Outstanding Drummer of the Year" award for Diploma course(Awarded by the
Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford)
- Received “Outstanding Drummer of the Year" award for Higher Diploma course(Awarded by the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford)
- Safeguarding Level 1 Certificate
- Behavioural Training level 1 Certificate
Drumming Level- Expert (Can also read music)
Piano Level - professional (Can also read music)
Orchestration - Intermediate
Teaching Syllabus - teach from
Rock School and Trinity and use Backing tracks from various genres during lessons which are
played and recorded by top quality professional musicians Have taught from KS1 and KS2 Syllabus
2020 – Worked as primary school music teacher under PPA Cover agency Junior Jam. Teaching 12 classes a week with 30/40 children per class aged 7-11.
2020 – Taught drums and piano privately in Medway area of Kent
2016-2019 -Toured around the world in over 30 countries with Soul artist Tony Momrelle (Incognito, Sade, whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan) including notable performances at The Barbican, BBC Lord Mayor Show, Blue Note (Milan), Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia). Birds basement Melbourne, Sochi Jazz Festival, Nisville Jazz Festival Serbia, Moscow Jazz Festival
2017- Toured all over the UK performing with the young British Muslim pop superstar Harris J 2017- Recorded and featured in a music video for Eastern Pop Star Hamza Namira
2016- Performed at 'Grime Live' at London 02 Indigo which featured Grime stars Devlin, Fekky, Big Narstie AJ Tracey and more.
2016- Guest starred on renowned teaching video series 'Lick Library' featuring the late Michael Casswell (Brian May) and fusion guitarist Virtuoso Tom Quayle, Phil Williams (Kieth Emerson, Go West, Tony Hadley)
-2009- Present - Actively gigging 3-5 times a week with various bands, all of which are in the London professional session circuit.
2009- Present- Extensive recording experience including in legendary studios such as Abbey Road Studios, Real World Studios, Sphere Studios, Assault and Battery studios, Church studios and BBC Maida Vale, Abbey Road studios. Have recorded 45+ albums since going professional.
2012 - 2014 Taught drums privately in London
-2012 was a monthly writer for UK's Biggest Drum Magazine “Rhythm Magazine”, profiling famous drummers as a commentator on their technique and styles of playing
-2015 - Played acoustic performance with Josh Daniel (X Factor 2015)
2011- 2013 Worked with Rock Band Mercutio collaborating with producers Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, NIN, Arctic Monkeys), Andy Wright (Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Simply Red) on their Debut album.
2010- performed with Jamie West Orram (The Fixx)
-2009- Hosted two Drum workshops In at a primary school for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties (Little green School,Compton)
-Offered a full Degree level Scholarship by the Academy of Contemporary Music but had to pass due to touring opportunities at the time.
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