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Lessons offered by Andrea
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

Pro Drummer offer tailored drum lesson. Any age, style and experience. London

Methodology

ANDY TURCO
-Drummer-
PURPOSE:
Playing has always has to be about: sharing emotions, express feelings, have fun, being
curious, pushing musicians boundaries. Now the question is: how is possible matching
those aspects with a process like private music lessons, which involves concentration,
discipline, strength of will and efforts?
About My Lessons:
EARS FIRST:
Playing music is a process that needs to go through different parts in order to be achieved.
The first way to experience music is, of course, through listening. That’s how we decide to
start to learn an instrument, how we develop our musical preferences. Everything that we
want to work on, a rudiment, a song, a groove, a drum fill or a drum solo must pass to our
ears and must be put in a contest. Ears are ours input device that allows us to store all the
information that we need to become a better drummer, a better musician and a better
PERSON.
EXPAND YOUR LIBRARY
During my lessons, I give to my student a playlist of new tracks every week. That’s for
helping them to have a wide and complete music library where he can develop a good
knowledge of all the music styles and genres around: Pop, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz,
Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Metal, Punk, Drum’ n Bass, Electronic, Indie, Fusion, Classic, Lyric.
A good musician and a good music listener must have no boundaries and enjoy and
understand every kind of music
THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL (FIND YOUR WAY) Encoding/ Use your Brain
Having a big and updated music library is a must have for any musicians. What we need to
do now is studying and analysing the music and work on the kit. Once again, as for the
listening part, a good musician must know how to play everything but, as everyone is
different and has a different approach, personality and music preference, is essential to
work in that direction to achieve a good way to earn a personal and professional sound
and skills.
NEXT, THE BRAIN:
All the data that we get from our ears, needs now to be processed. This part is important
to don't leave our limbs alone to deal with the job but having instead the knowledge
(especially in the reading and rudiments exercises) and the consciousness to fit that
particular element in a music contest. In this way even the most mechanical exercise can
find a musicality and his meaning for the student's ear.
THEN THE BODY:
Once that ears and mind are settled, we can start to work on the kit. Especially for the
beginners that could mean dealing with technique and reading exercise at first that may
leave the music and the musical part out for a bit, that's why I often allow some
exceptions with play along tracks that can help the young student to keep the interest in
the instrument while he's learning what he needs to play the same tunes with the proper
skills and vocabulary.

Drum lessons available with a pro drummer with 15 years experience. Any level and music style.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach the drums.
General music styles include Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Brazil and Afro-Cuban, Drum'n Bass, Metal
I also teach looping, sampling and drum-machines

- Tell me about your qualifications.

2007 Tech Music School, London.
Three Months Master Performance Course Certificate

2002- 2007 Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” Roma, Literature and Philosophy Faculty.
Degree in Literature, Music and Entertainment.

2004-2007 Saint Louis College of Music, Rome
Professional Course (Drums)

1996-2001 Liceo Classico “E.Q. Visconti”
Secondary school Diploma. Classical studies.

- How much do you charge?

£25 - lesson in studio (minimum booking of four lessons)
£30 - home visit
£20 - online lesson

- Where do you teach?

In my fully equipped studio in West London (easily reachable from Acton, Park Royal, Ealing, Alperton, Uxbridge) and available for home lessons.

- When are you available?

Monday, Tuesday & Friday: from 6pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: From 9 am

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Any age and level

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

Rockschool Grades if required

Background

Andrea Turco started playing drums at 11 and having private drum
lessons during high school. After the diploma he joined two
different institutions in order to achieve the most complete
education about music and performing arts: La Sapienza
University and the Saint Louis College of Music where he
achieved a BA in Literature, Music and performing Arts, and an
Instrumental Drum three year diploma respectively . Those studies
allowed him to attend classes of music theory (classical, pop and
jazz), aural, music technology, music history, composition (jazz
and pop), journalism, media, music business, performance
workshops, piano guitar and drum lessons. At the same time he
started his career as a drum tutor, music journalist and session
musician. Andrea moved to London in 2007, to complete his
studies at the Bimm Institute (former Drumtech) where he got the
three months master performance certificate.
Since 2011 he teaches in his private studio “Andy the drummer “,
where he teaches drummers of any age and experience with
tailored one to one .
He’s currently one of the permanent Drum tutor at Cherry Pie
Musci School in Wimbledon.
In his employment history Andrea worked in schools, music
studios, Tv studios, newspapers and councils and had to
collaborate, among the others, with producers, teachers, managers,
press executives and students. He also joined a wide range of
bands, artist and live acts, covering all kinds of music styles with
extensive tours in Italy, France, England and U.S.A,

- What kind of experience do you have?

I started playing the drums at age 11. After my diploma I joined two different institutions in order to achieve the most complete education about music and performing arts: La Sapienza University and the Saint Louis College of Music. Those studies allowed me to attend classes of music theory (classical, pop and jazz), aural, music technology, music history, composition (jazz and pop), journalism, media, music business, performance workshops, piano guitar and drums lessons. At the same time I started my career as a drum tutor, music journalist and session musician. I moved to London in 2007, to complete my studies at the Drumtech where I got the three months master performance certificate.
In my employment history, I have worked in schools, music studios, TV studios, newspaper offices and councils and have collaborated with producers, teachers, managers, press executives and students. I also joined a wide range of bands, artist and live acts, covering all kinds of music styles (Blues, funk, disco, rock, jazz, metal etc.). All these experiences helped to improve my management and leadership skills, in particular with students and musicians.
At the moment, I am working as a drum tutor in London and collaborating with several bands and artists in the music industry for concerts, recording sessions, music theatre and tours (The Spindle Sect, Kenitsh Fire, Diministry, Dust me Down and Mr. Peculiar, The Council, Four Those About To Rock, Punching Preachers and Phoenix Theatre among the others).

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

MU Member

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £120
Lessons offered by Andrea
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
Levels
  • All Levels

Andrea's CV

PROFILE
I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. I have a passion for music and have been playing drums since age 11. Upon
completion of my studies in Literature and Music in 2007, I moved to London and studied a Master Performance
Certification at the Tech Music School. Since then I have been working (freelance in my studio and for different agencies)
as a drum teacher and performing as a session musician with a wide range of bands, artists and live acts, covering all kinds
of music styles (Blues, funk, disco, rock, jazz, metal etc.). Among the others I’ve played with Tankus The Henge, Santa
Semeli and the Monks, Saskia Griffiths Moore ,The Spindle Sect. With sucssessful shows across England, Wales, France,
Holland, Germany, United States, Cyprus, Switzerland and Italy. I’m also permanent drum tutor at the Cherry Pie Music
School in Wimbledon and running my private studio in West London.
From 2008 to 2016 I’ve been working as an Operations Assistant at Bioline Reagents Ltd, a manufacturer of temperature
sensitive specialised molecular biology products for the life science industry. I have over 6 years’ experience working within
a warehouse environment as part of a logistics team, responsible for fulfilling international and domestic orders. This
experience improved my management skills, teamwork abilities, language skills and overall knowledge of local working
environment.
In my employment history I worked in schools, music studios, film studios, warehouses, restaurants and councils and I had
to collaborate, among the others, with producers, teachers, managers, press executives and students. All those experiences
helped the improvement of my management and leading skills, in particular with students and musicians.
I achieved really good results from this point of view in my collaboration as journalist and reporter with the drummer
magazine “Percussioni” managing some important interviews with world famous artists such as Incubus, Mastodon and
Metallica.
I have good communication skills and work effectively to strict deadlines and time commitments. I pay attention to detail
and take pride in the quality of my work. I work well in a team and have built positive relationships with colleagues across
different environments.
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Drum Tutor, at ‘Ark Elvin Academy ’(Wembley) (September 2017 – Present)
• Individual and group drum lessons with pupils of primary and secondary school
• Custom made lesson plans for students with special needs.
• Ongoing and constant work and feedbacks with colleagues from the music department.
• Rockschool plans and logs aim to students that wants to achieve grades
Drum Tutor, at ‘Cherry Pie Music School’(Wimbledon) (March 2016 – Present)
• Individual drum lessons with pupils of any age and experience
• Custom made lesson plans for students with special needs.
• Ongoing and constant work and feedbacks with colleagues from other music department.
• Rockschool plans and logs aim to students that wants to achieve grades
Freelance Drum Tutor, at ‘Andy the drummer studio (London)’ (October 2008 – Present)
• Creating Lesson plans; Individual private drum lessons
• Skype lessons for long distance students
• Custom made one on one lessons for students of any experience age and music style
• Rockschool plans and logs aim to students that wants to achieve grades
• Collaborating with agencies and schools (Tavistock Tutors, Artpeggios, Cherry Pie, Clive’s Easylearan,
MusicMaps, Marie DeBry Academy, Solo Tuition))
Operations Assistant, Bioline Reagents Ltd (October 2008 – June 2016)
• Picking and packing sensitive perishable products to strict deadlines and time commitments, adhering to batch lot
and expiry (FIFO) systems.
• Using the TradeCert website to produce export documents (ATR, EUR and Certificate of Origin)
• Track shipments and investigate shipping issues
• Responsible for daily cycle counting. We count 10 items a day, cycling through all of our product range every 3
months, as well as an extra 10 high value products every Friday. Identify and investigate any discrepancies
• Using ERP software (INFOR XA) for checking inventory levels / batch number enquiries
• Planning and managing the layout of products in the cold room and freezers.
• Maintaining a tidy / organised warehouse in accordance to ISO 9001 guidelines (working towards ISO 13485)
• Filling freezers and defrosting as required
• Scrapping discontinued items. Printing and completing relevant master controlled documents
• Aiding in the training of new team members,
• Receiving and checking deliveries. Storing items in accordance with shipping instructions.
Barista, Cafè Nero, Notting Hill Gate, (September 2008 – October 2008)
• Customer service
• Making sure that all areas of the store are clean and tidy
• Maintaining product displays
Part-Time Bartender, Ping Pong Restaurant, London W2 (August 2007- September 2008)
• General customer service duties as part of the front of house team
• Maintaining a clean and tidy workspace.
• Filling up stock / changing barrels.
Journalist and Reporter for “Percussioni” (Italian Drummer Magazine) (January 2003 - November 2007)
Most remarkable projects:
• Interview with Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich (June 2004)
• Reportage From Venice Heineken Jammin Festival(June2007)
• Reportage from London Drummerlive 2007 (Oct. 2007)
Session Musician (Drummer), Drumtech, (August 2007 – September 2007)
• Tech assistant for “Assomusica” Association.
• Drumtech for Davide Piscopo (Italian session drummer)
Pi.Ti. Snc. Translator (English - Italian) for Movies and TV Shows scripts. (January 2000 – January 2006)
Most remarkable projects:
• HOUSE (Season 2, 3 episodes)
• JAKE IN PROGRESS (Season 1, 6 episodes)
• ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Season 1, 8 episodes)
DJ and Selector, “Pier1” Disco- Pub (Rome) (June 2003 – May 2007)
• Setting up sound system, Creating playlists, taking requests
MUSIC RELATED EXPERIENCE
Pearl Jamm - Premium Uk Pearl Jam Tribute band, Uk Tour (Jan 2018 - Current)
Tankus The Henge - Uk and European tour (April 2016 - October 2017)
Phoenix “Thoroughly Modern Millie”-The Musical- Dulwich College (Oct 2014)
The Punching Preachers – Rock Covers.London residencies (2014-2015)
Phoenix “Curtains”-The Musical- Dulwich College (Oct 2014)
Santa Semeli and The Monks – Europe and U.S.A. Tour ( 2014)
OxWagon Blues Jam – Weekly. House band member / Host (2013-2014)
Diministry Rock Covers Band – London Clubs and Residencies (2012)
Dust Me Down Blues Band – London Residency (2012)
Kentish Fire – UK Tour (2011)
The Spindle Sect – Recording sessions for “Is your planet safe” Out on Casket Music Records (2011)
The Spindle Sect – London Club Tour (2009)
The Rokettes - UK Tour (2009)
3x1 Notte (cover band) – Italian tour (summer ’08)
3x1 Notte (cover band) – Italian tour (summer ’07)
Bollicine & Coca (Vasco Rossi tribute band) – Rome Club Tour (2006-2007)
R&P (Motown covers) – Italian Tour (2006-2007)
Stilema – Self titled album and Italian tour. (2003-2005)
The Machines of God (Smashing Pumpkins tribute band) – Italian tour (2001-2004)
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2007 Tech Music School, London.
Three Months Master Performance Course Certificate
2002- 2007 Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” Roma, Literature and Philosophy Faculty.
Degree in Literature, Music and Performing Arts.
2004-2007 Saint Louis College of Music, Rome
Professional Course (Drums)
1996-2001 Liceo Classico “E.Q. Visconti”
Secondary school Diploma. Classical studies.
OTHER SKILLS
Proficient in using courier software / online accounts (Fedex, TNT, DHL)
Proficient in using INFOR XA (ERP Software)
Proficient in using Word, Excel, Logic Pro, Final Cut, Wix
LANGUAGES
Italian: Mother Tongue

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