Professional & friendly teacher, teaching at a private studio and in schools in the area Essex area.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Music GCSE performance (drum kit) study
Music A Level (drum kit)
ABRSM/Rock school grades (1-8)
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Robert has no formal qualifications, which hasn't stopped him being head-hunted by various schools & academies to teach. Robert's skills have been acquired by studying with some of the best drummers and percussion players in the world.
Robert has been teaching full time, in private and as a peripatetic teacher for 10 years and brings a wealth of experience to his methods. He's also a busy freelance and session player, having played on TV and radio and for tours and festivals to thousands of people.
- How much do you charge?
Robert's fees are below:
1hr - £25
30mins - £15
Block bookings are available, prices on request.
Robert also travels around the Colchester, Chelmsford and Braintree areas (home visits), tuition prices don't change for these.
- Where do you teach?
Robert's fully equipped studio is in Rainham, Essex which is not far from the following towns (Romford, Upminster, Dagenham, Harold Hill, Grays, Basildon, Brentwood)
Robert ALSO teaches at students' homes in the following areas:
If you are slightly out of these towns, but would like lessons, please contact Robert for a chat.
- When are you available?
Robert is available Monday through to Saturday for tuition. Times vary, so please contact.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages, minimum being 6.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Robert teaches his own syllabus, however grades can be accommodated if required.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
This is possible, for those who really wish to, please contact for this specific service.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Please contact me if you have a passion for playing drums and music. I relish teaching the very young their very first grooves and seeing them smile, equally the more mature and teaching them something knew.
Robert is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
Robert has 16 years of playing experience, which is crucial for a teaching practice. Robert had done live TV for shows such as the This Morning Show with named artists. Has toured the UK and abroad for the British Army and MOD. Has played for many weddings and top corporate events along with many recording sessions for artists.
Robert's also had the pleasure of playing with those who have worked for artists as diverse as Will Young, Sugar Babes - Van Morrison and Robbie Williams.
As a teacher, Robert has studied with the best educators in the world (Bob Armstrong, Harold Fisher, Ian Thomas) and brings his studying to his methods.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Bob Armstrong (Master class studios)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Robert has students ranging from the very young, to the mature. He takes on complete beginners and professionals. No matter the age, or skill level, Robert is committed to getting to the goals of the student.
Robert uses a method of teaching that gets students playing very quickly and seeing results.
Robert took me on as a complete beginner, it's been a lifelong ambition of mine to play the drums, Robert put me at ease and within 20 minutes - got me playing!
I can't recommend him enough, a true professional and someone who really cares about your goals, ambitions & equally you worries.
Robert is a very enthusiastic teacher and an excellent drummer who is experienced at teaching pupils of all abilities. He is very reliable, with a friendly and approachable teaching style. I would certainly recommend him.
Robert Bishop's drumming tuition has been excellent. Our son started receiving tuition at age 11 and within 7 months he played publicly in a band for a wedding! He now plays regularly every Sunday in a church worship band. He says Mr. Bishop is 'inspirational
Some drum teachers can just drill you full of the same routine- Rob works with you to understand what you want to get out of the experience and then figures out how best to explain the mechanics of the basic foundations and techniques needed to build up to the desired level quickly. Very personable and down to earth but equally strict enough to make you realise that you need to practice. Great guy with an attitude to make you remember why you want to do this!!!
I started playing drums a good few years ago, had some lessons with a teacher, but then gave it up.
I wanted to start back up, found Rob's number and gave him a call and booked in a lesson.
I was astonished at how much I still need to learn, and more importantly - wanted to learn!
Rob made me feel at home, feeling at ease asking him questions about anything, he was always happy to answer or demonstrate anything he felt he needed to.
Robert teaches my son, who's now 11, from the age of 9.
Rob interspersed joe's favourite tunes from his favourite bands as well as the ''proper'' stuff that Joe needed to learn to improve.
Joe loves his lessons, and Rob continually tries to find ways to keep his motivation and focus up.
Rob's wicked. He'll break down ANYTHING you want to play, no matter what it is, and show you that you can do it. You might have to do it 70 times slower than the tune you want to play, but you'll be PLAYING it.
I never thought I'd be playing along to my drum n bass tunes I've got, but I am, I still practice as Rob also shows that without it - I'll never improve. he tries to teach me all that notation stuff too.
Rob's a good friend, I've seen him play many times. when my son wanted to start playing, I knew Rob would look after him.
Rob's a fun teacher, relates to a young pupil and explains things in a way that doesn't confuse.
And, he makes a lovely cup of tea!
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