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Charlie
« David one the only one of many who messages me back whilst I was... More »
Charlie
« David one the only one of many who messages me back whilst I was hunting for a tutor to help me get back in to drums. He was patient and showed all the skills I need and more to pick it up again and learn even more! I’ve had weekly lesson with David and definitely don’t need I’ll ever need to find a new tutor! We have a great time at my lessons and it makes the whole experience fun and easy to learn. »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by David
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Conga
  • Bongo Drum
Levels
  • All Levels

Rock and Pop Drum Tutor // ACM BMus (Hons) Drums Degree // 2+ years teaching experience // Guildford & Surrey // DBS checked

Methodology

I consider myself a musician rather than just a drummer, offering a very positive and musical approach to the instrument.

When teaching, I aim to pass on my knowledge and love for drumming and music, nurturing the musical side of the student.

As an active drummer myself I can also provide music industry insights for those wishing to pursue a career as a performer, breaking down both live and recording studio situations.

You can check out the body of work with my band here : (concealed information)

Background

Hi everyone, David here.

I am an Academy Of Contemporary Music graduate, with a BMus (Hons) Degree in Drums.
I currently play drums for rock band SPIT and offer private drum tuition.

I have 2+ years teaching experience, having taught both privately and at music academies (Realistic Music Academy, DK Music Academy and British School Of Rock).

I teach beginners to advanced level.
DBS checked.

You can check out the body of work with my band here : (concealed information)

Thank you for taking the time to check my profile out, I hope to meet you soon.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £130
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £245

Details

Travel cost to be covered

£5 over 5 mile radius
£10 over 20 mile radius

Lessons offered by David
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Drum
  • Conga
  • Bongo Drum
Levels
  • All Levels

David's CV

I am an Academy Of Contemporary Music graduate, with a BMus (Hons) Degree in Drums, studying under Pete Riley, Frank Tontoh, Toby Drummond and Mark Taylor.

I have been working in various musical settings, including recording sessions, live performances and teaching.

I currently play drums for the rock band SPIT - (concealed information)


EDUCATION

BA (Hons) in Drums
Academy Of Contemporary Music - Guildford
2015 to 2017

Diploma in Drums
Academy of Contemporary Music - Guildford
2014 to 2015

Diploma in Science and Technology
ITIS A.Volta - Lodi - Italy
2005 to 2010



WORK EXPERIENCE

Recording sessions : Metropolis Studios, Abbey Road Studios, Kore Studios, Resident Studios, AJA Studios.

Live performances : Chad Smith Masterclass, Hard Rock Cafè London, Frank Turner's Lost Evenings Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Fat Tuesday Festival, Deus Ex Machina Bali, Nambucca, The Good Mixer, Zigfrid Von Underbelly, Boileroom.

Teaching : 2+ years teaching experience, having taught both privately and at Realistic Music Academy in Epsom, DK Music Academy and British School Of Rock.
I teach beginners to advanced level.

Wintershall Charity Rock Concert 2016 (Roger Taylor, Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood, Mike Rutherford) : event manager PA


Private drum tutor
September 2016 - current

Drum tutor
British School Of Rock - Epsom , KT18 7NQ
January 2019 - current

Drum tutor
Realistic Music Academy - Epsom , KT17 1DT
September 2017 - August 2018

Music Business internship
Music Gateway - Reigate , RH2 0AJ
August 2017 - November 2017


CERTIFICATIONS

DBS Check

IELTS General Training
July 2014 - Overall band score : 7.5


AWARDS

Academy Of Contemporary Music
BMus(Hons) Degree Drums scholarship 2015 - 2017


TESTIMONIALS

A competent musician
“I have recorded David on numerous occasions and he is a competent musician as well as having a professional and friendly outlook. He is popular among his peers and has a good reputation among the tutors and staff at ACM.”

John Gallen
(Queen, Simply Red, Boy George, Billy Ocean, Motorhead, Incognito, The Damned)


A genuine pleasure to work with
“David has developed into an impressive musician and has a generosity of spirit that shines through making him a genuine pleasure to work with or be in the company of.
His personality rings through and he is popular with students and tutors alike. His drumming is now clearly at industry standard level and he is actively engaged in immersing himself in the world of music. At ACM he has indeed excelled in all areas and embraced his time here thoughtfully and with enthusiasm.
I wish him well and I believe anyone who is fortunate enough to meet or work with David will not be disappointed in any way shape or form.”

Mark Taylor
(Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Sinead O’Connor)

Fantastic work ethic
"David has been a pleasure to work with at the ACM. David has a fantastic work ethic, super company member and certainly a drummer to look out for in the future.
David was a much valued student. He always went above and beyond to progress in all aspects of his drumming whilst at the ACM. He is enthusiastic, passionate, reliable and would make a great drum tutor.”

Toby Drummond
(Cliff Richard, Russell Watson, Shaun Ryder, Seahorses, Ray Davies)

A pleasure to teach
“David is an extremely conscientious student who has worked incredibly hard during his time at ACM. He's been a pleasure to teach and I'm confident his skills will complement a wide variety of playing situations when he leaves.”

Pete Riley
(Rhythm Magazine CD editor, Republica, Phil Hilborne, Guthrie Govan)

Genuine interest in student’s development
David has been instrumental in developing our son’s talent and passion in drumming. He is not only friendly and patient but has a good understanding of how to connect with his student in order to provide the best learning environment. He works to his student’s ability and has a genuine interest in their development.
Louise S.

Couldn’t ask for a better tutor
Having not played in a good 10 years.. after approaching David I was very nervous! When I had booked up a lesson and met David I was pleasantly surprised how relaxed and smooth the lesson went. He was patient with me and got me back in the swing of things by my second lesson! I’m now playing along to songs and reading drum music after my 3rd lesson! Couldn’t ask for a better tutor. Highly recommend.
Charlie B. (student)

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1 recommendation

Charlie

David one the only one of many who messages me back whilst I was hunting for a tutor to help me get back in to drums. He was patient and showed all the skills I need and more to pick it up again and learn even more! I’ve had weekly lesson with David and definitely don’t need I’ll ever need to find a new tutor! We have a great time at my lessons and it makes the whole experience fun and easy to learn.

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