I'm a qualified language teacher, and I bring that perspective to my drum lessons - I know how to put myself in the students' shoes and make lessons fun and engaging, while gradually building up the student's confidence and core skills. I like to base my lessons as much as possible on the student's own interests.
I've been playing drums for over 20 years, and have performed all over the world - London, Glasgow, Shanghai. I was drummer/backing vocalist for Emma Pollock on her tour of China. I'm competent in all styles, but especially rock and pop. I'm a qualified, experienced teacher.
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Danny Abbasi, drum teacher
Performing experience (selected)
CHILDREN OF THE BRIDES OF DR. FUNKENSTEIN (PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC TRIBUTE ACT); SHANGHAI, CHINA - 2019
Bandleader, drummer, and backing vocalist for this tribute act made up of key musicians in the Shanghai music scene, including recording artist Cruel Buddhist and DJ B.O.
ROUND EYE, EUROPE TOUR 2016
Drummer for punk band Round Eye, who have recorded with punk legend Mike Watt and Stooges Sax player Steve Mackay among others, on their tour of Europe in 2016, as well as many earlier and subsequent dates in and around Shanghai.
PYROGLYPHIX, CO-SONGWRITER, DRUMMER, VOCALIST, LIVE SAMPLES (2013-15)
Co-wrote songs, and performed with this hip-hop/rock/electronic crossover act at dates all over China in support of their debut EP ‘Remedy’, including a main stage slot at the Midi Festival in 2015.
One Year Diploma in Popular Music Performance, DrumTech, London (2005)
Grade 8, Rock School syllabus (2003)
Danny is one of the best drummers I have had the pleasure of playing with. We played in a hip hop band all around China and at music festivals. His techniques and style range is off the charts.
Danny is a dedicated and passionate teacher, as well as a mature and responsible person. He will be a solid drum teacher for you and provide great value.
I have worked with Danny in China and the U.K and every time has been a pleasant experience. He has played drums on my recent projects and is a constant professional. He has a wealth of drumming knowledge and experience and is able to play a wide range of styles.
I think Danny would be a great drum tutor and I know his students will benefit from him greatly.
Danny has a decade of teaching experience, and over two decades of performing experience - and was trained at the UKs premier drum academy. So he really knows his stuff, and can play multiple styles - but he’s also a super nice guy, and a creative and patient teacher. Recommend!
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