Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Tobias
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
  • Djembe
  • Conga
  • Timbales
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional player with 30 years experience teaching and performing on drums and percussion

Methodology

Fun, focussed, clear, engaging, creative. My students need to have access to their instrument to practice. I like using my material when studying at Drummers Collective in New York but am open to suggestions. I am particularly strong on Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban Rhythms, West African Rhythms and exploring polyrhythms on drum kit, percussion and even a combination of the two i.e. congas and bells and Bass drum patters.

Experience

Professional player with academic ethnomusicology background. I have travelled to and worked in Africa and Latin America and have played professionally in London for 20 years. Please have a look at my CV for more detail.
I am particularly interested in teaching intermediate and advanced players who which to approach drums and percussion in a creative way and diversify their playing.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £25
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £25
Lessons offered by Tobias
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Drum
  • Percussion
  • Jazz Drumming
  • Djembe
  • Conga
  • Timbales
Levels
  • All Levels

Tobias's CV


Name Tobias Stürmer

Personal Profile: I am a musician, music teacher, workshop facilitator and cultural promoter. I am passionate about encouraging positive social change through music making in different communities. I specialise in community music, schools, adult education and Family Learning. I teach inspiring and fun workshops on musical creativity, self-expression, team building, leadership skills and social interaction.
Vision Statement:
I am passionate about bringing people together as equals through music making. I seek to inspire new levels of dialogue and understanding, as well as tolerance and appreciation of differences. Through music, I promote integrated ways of learning leading to an inclusive, structured and dynamic artistic environment.
Key Skills:
• Highly creative musical practitioner.
• Professional multi-instrumentalist specialising in percussion, tuned percussion and guitar.
• Experienced artistic director and associate artist.
• Cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation.
• Ability to inspire others to engage deeply.
• Peoples’ skills and confidence.
• Team Building, Leadership Development and Coaching.
Experience Facilitator of rhythm based music workshops for:
• Royal College of Music community research projects, 2014.
• Royal Opera House, London, 2012.
• Goethe Institute, London, 2013.
• NAME (National Association of Music Education) 2012
• Gate Theatre, London, 2010.
• Akademy, South Asian Dance 2011
• Imperial College, London, 2010.
• Wandsworth Schools Music, London, 2011.
• Centre for Young Musicians (CYM), London, 2005.
• City Literary Institute, London, 2006.
• Laban Centre of Dance and Movement, London, 2005.
• Live Music Now! London, 2002.
• THAMES Music Services, Tower Hamlets, 2012
• Dance United, since 2010
• City University, 2003
• Musicbox, Oxford since 2015
• West Oxford Community Association since 2018
• Brookes University, Oxford 2019
• African Dance Oxford, since 2016
Facilitator and artistic director for corporate music and team building workshops for:
• Sewa Beats, Switzerland, UK, France, 2005.
• Drum Café, UK, 2001.
• Drum Café, Germany, 2009.
• Rhythm Coaching, Germany, 2009.
• African Dance Oxford, since 2016.

Initiator and director of percussion school Djembe Kreativ Cologne, Germany 2006-2009
• African Drumming courses (all levels)
• Family Learning

Composer of music educational modules for primary school for:
• STEP UP Project for Wandsworth Schools Music, London, 2010.
• SOUNDBYTES for A&C Blacks Publishers, London, 2006.
• Music Express for A&C Blacks Publishers, London, 2006.

Creator and director of Yaaba Education 2010-14. Planning and delivery of music workshops for:
• Akademi, London, 2011.
• Spark Festival of Arts for Children, Leicester, 2012
• Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 2013
• Royal Opera House 2013.
• Defcon Workshops, UK, 2010.
• Wandsworth Schools Music, 2010.
• Clod Ensemble, 2013
Social Entrepreneur Initiator, producer, artistic director, and project manager of musician support schemes in Casamance, Senegal, 2004.

Artistic director, and producer of musician support initiative in Luwero, Uganda, 2003 with the London based church St Mary’s.
Artist Composer and producer of the CDs:
• Afrobeast, Yaaba Funk, London, 2009.
• Brixton Beach, Émigré, London,2002.
• Porzellan Musik, Germany, 2006.
• La Musique Diola, 2006.
• The Music of Kiwoko, 2001.
• Beautiful People, with Azul, 2000.
• Sodium and Neon, with Jason Lyon Quartet, 2001.
• Sindoola, Oumar Sagna 2009.
• My Vote De Count, Yaaba Funk, 2013

Development of porcelain musical instruments with father Walther Stürmer, Germany, 2006. Coordinator and composer for the multi media porcelain exhibition Bild Ton Objekte (music, art and video installation) at the Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany, 2008.

As professional musician performed with:
Yaaba Funk, Bollywood Brass Band, Gate Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Cholomenleys Dance Company, Baka Beyond , Badejo Arts Dance Company, Frititi Dance Company, Roberto Pla, Mosi Conde, Moropa Drum Orchestra, Songlines International Choir, Ran Kan Kan, Horns of Plenty, Oxford Improvisers, Seby Ntege, Papa Nui, African Dance Oxford, Bamako Overground, Gerardo y su Rumbache.

Collaborations with Choreographers: Amaara Raheem (since 2010), Sally Dean (2008), Florence Peake (2008), Nuno Silva (2009), Genevieve Grady (2005), Preethi Athreya (2007)

Musical instruments played:
Drum-kit, Cajon, Congas, Bongo, Timbal, Guitar, Kalimba, Marimbula, Trumpet, Bass, Voice, Djembe and Dun Duns.
Education • Currently enrolled in Permaculture Diploma, UK Permaculture Association, 2018
• Level 2 Certificate in Practical Horticulture, Abingdon &Whitney College 2016
• Numerous horticulture, gardening and food-growing workshops 2016-present
• Step Change Professional Development Programme, National Theatre, London, 2010.
• Professional development seminars with
- Music Leader, UK,
- Wandsworth Schools Music,
- Akademi,
- Goethe Institut London, 2010.
• Regular training sessions on special music education topics at Wandsworth Schools Music.
• Apprenticeship with many African musicians performing in London:
- Peter Badejo (Nigeria)
- Nana Tsiboe (Ghana)
- Nii Tagoe (Ghana)
- Thebe Lipere (South Africa)
- Baba Kone( Bourkina Faso)
- Landing Mane (Senegal)
- Ndiaga Isa Mbaye (Senegal)
- Richmond Kessie (Ghana)
• Workshops with Famoudou Kounate (Masterdrummer from Guinnea) in Germany in 2006 and in 2009.
• Mmus in Ethnomusicology, SOAS, London, 2002.
Focus on African music in society.
• Jazz Diploma, Mannes College of Music, New York, 1993.
• Extensive Private study with Kim Plainfild, John Amira, Billy Hart, Bobby Senabria, Bob Weiner, Frank Malabe, 1992.
• 2 year course at Manhattan Drummers Collective, 1991.
International Countries visited professionally:
UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Venezuela, Senegal, Uganda, USA,

Languages:
German (fluently), English (fluently), Spanish (fluently), French (conversational)

Similar tutors

drum lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest percussion lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, jazz drumming lessons for all!
Taking djembe lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

London
Drummer and Percussionist teaching Drum Kit and Tabla in London and Essex
£35
Ricky
  • (8 reviews)
1st lesson free!

As a drummer, tabla player and percussionist, flexibility is mandatory. It’s essential for teaching and learning too. Some...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Città metropolitana di milano, Italy
Teacher at: CPM / Massive Arts / Innuendo Studios for Private Lessons
£27
Matteo
  • (14 reviews)

My lessons are aimed at children, beginners, amateurs and professionals. The duration of the lessons will vary depending on...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Paris, France
Professional Parisian drummer (20 years exp) offers lessons for all levels in Paris.
£31
Adrien
  • (12 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Self-taught musician, I offer teaching based on listening and creation. It is the desire for reproduction and musical...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Cardiff
1:1 Drum/Percussion lessons available online. Based in Cardiff with an MMus in Percussion.
£28
Harry
1st lesson free!

I aim to deliver enjoyable lessons that encourage students to explore the music they love. I focus on reading music as well...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
1 - 1 & ONLINE/REMOTE DRUM LESSONS - Are you ready to learn to play the drums?
£30
Edoardo
  • (6 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I customise my teaching approach for every student depending on their current level, interests and age; many of my current...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional, Entertaining and Passionate Drum Tutor offering drum lessons in North London
£30
Simone
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Lessons have to be different for each student because everyone needs to follow a specific and suited study. In the case that...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Swanwick
Drum tutor with over 15 years of experience offering one-to-one lessons in the Alfreton area!
£20
James
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

We'll get you playing drums from the word go! If you're a beginner we'll start with the basic and get you playing some...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Redhill
I am a 22 year old drum teacher based in Redhill, Surrey. I am fully DBS checked and have an upper second class honours degree in Music Industry Practice - Drums (BA Hons)
£20
Pete
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I will always plan my lesson around the students ability and learning style. This is a very important fundamental to me. I...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Guildford
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
£30
Russell
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I teach both by ear and by reading music. I have taught absolute beginners to working (gigging) drummers. I teach from...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Drum lessons in Acton. Learn and have fun with a tutor with more than 10 years experienced as a professional in the industry.
£30
Carlos
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

For all levels and ages. The lessons will be completely personalised for you in order to achieve your goals. Practise pads...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Professional drummer and former head of secondary school music available for drumming lessons
£30
Emanuele
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I am able to teach all students (from beginners to advanced) focusing on students' choice topics or suggesting and creating...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Sawbridgeworth
Industry Professional Drummer offering one-to-one Drum/Sight Reading lessons to all ability levels (Online only due to COVID-19)
£18
Meg
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is flexible and I like to adapt to what the student prefers. As someone who didn't get along with the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Student-Centered Drum Lessons to Facilitate Creativity & Expression. London-based and Online Lessons Available. (lessons not in greenhouse)
£30
Adam
1st lesson free!

I believe in teaching that is tailored to each individual student. We are not all identical humans nor should we desire to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Birmingham
Tabla lessons based in Birminghan. Benaras and Punjabi Gharana(styles). Urdu, Punjabi, Italian, English
£20
Sabir
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

We will start from hand-positioning and hand-weigthing and all the theory behing the Tabla and how it was made. You will...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Dagenham
Experienced drum and percussion tutor available to give online or in person lessons
£25
Daniel
1st lesson free!

For one to one lessons I find out what the pupils goals are, assess the ability of the student the adjust the lessons...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Hinckley
Drumming lessons from a professional working drummer. I offer rock and pop drum tuition either at your home or in my purpose built studio in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
£27
Daniel
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I take a personalised approach to teaching, helping students develop technical skills while playing the music they love. I...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Professional drummer offering lessons in London with 11 years of teaching experience
£30
Thom
1st lesson free!

I'm very flexible and proficient at all styles of drumming and am happy to cater to whatever you'd most like to get out of...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Loughborough
Steve Ward - Drum Tuition DBS Checked Qualified Drum Tutor, all styles taught with rock, metal and blues specialised
£20
Steve
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I base my classes on student needs, exam deadlines, project works (or songs for a gig etc) it's all about you

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available £30 £30
5 hours Not available £25 £150
10 hours Not available £25 £300
Book a class