I use two kits, one for the student and one for me. This is great for teaching and saves a lot of getting up and down time. We play side by side facing the same direction. This promotes better communication and enables demonstrations to be easily imitated. We do not face a wall, but rather play out to the room as in a gig or performance.

Lessons are one to one and incorporate all aspects of drum practice and performance:

• Time-keeping / playing with a metronome
• Counting / note value subdivisions
• Rhythmic comprehension
• Drum notation
• Independence / 4-way limb coordination
• Technique
• Musicianship / Expression / Creativity
• Touch / Tone / Quality of sound
• Rudiments
• Playing with a band

Hearing protection provided and music can be slowed down to learn songs at a relaxed tempo.

Preparation for examinations, as well as recreation and fun – I cater for all ages, styles, abilities and needs.

Rockschool (RSL) and Trinity Rock & Pop (Trinity College London) used for graded examinations.

Taster lessons when available: 30 minutes for £17.

Quick Overview

Professional drummer for 27 years

New purpose built studio

Graded examinations

GCSE music preparation

Music A Level preparation

University audition preparation

Hobby, leisure, recreation & fun

Low volume acoustic drums & cymbals / total hearing protection

Two kits, side by side / great for teaching, saves time

Learn music at a relaxed, slowed down tempo

Cater for all ages, styles, abilities & needs