My teaching method depends on the student's needs but for the most part I will structure lessons around three main areas.
Rudiments and basic skills: Each lesson I will encourage students to go through the basic techniques that are the ground blocks for any good drummer to build speed, accuracy and versatility.
Songs: I think it is extremely valuable for students to play along to music they enjoy and to learn from the drummers they admire. This is also a great way to practice timing and to simulate the live experience.
Advanced exercises: Depending on the student's desired learning path (be it into jazz or progressive metal), I will provide drum exercises built around learning particular challenging grooves and patterns, in order to expand the student's arsenal of beats.
I have been playing drums since I was 9 years old and since then have gone on to play in multiple bands, tour around the USA and record albums. I initially came into drumming from an interest in rock, metal and punk but have gone on to develop my skills to encompass jazz and latin music.
Law with American Legal Studies (LLB),
King’s College London
Achieved 2:1 in first and second year
Predicted Grade: 2:1.
American Legal Studies, University of San Diego
Courses taken in intellectual property, employment law and negotiation
Overall GPA 3.88
Jumeriah English Speaking School, Dubai
International Baccalaureate: 39 points
Studied: Economics, English, Maths, Music, Physics and Spanish. AS Maths taken additionally.
GCSE 4 A*s and 4 As
Intern, Kudler Law PC
Worked alongside a veteran entertainment lawyer. I was mentored about the intricacies and realities of contracts in the music industry and was given insight into tight-knit client relations.
Feburary – May 2019
Legal Assistant, The Law Offices of Steven Brian Davis, San Diego
Worked at a practice experienced in areas such as personal injury, bankruptcy and trusts. I had a flexible role requiring research and the drafting of court documents. I sat in on negotiations, prepared communications with opposing counsel and engaged with clients.
Logistics Team, San Diego International Film Festival, San Diego
Worked with managers to set up the venue for the film festival. Ensured safety regulations were followed and supervised external contractors.
Distinction awards for academic performance in Economics and Music during the International Baccalaureate.
Gained school colours in the Arts.
Duke of Edinburgh Bonze/Silver/Gold
London School of Music - Grade 8 Performance
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