In complement to the professional music performance work I do, helping my students take their musicality to the next level is a true passion of mine and in the process of doing so I draw upon my extensive experience of teaching privately and also at The Academy of Contemporary Music, where I have worked over a period of 20 years as one of the longest-serving tutors on all levels of the drumming curriculum there.
On my musical path so far I feel so blessed to have learned directly from some super-talented and legendary musical-drumming heroes and mentors along the way.
From Steve Smith (Journey, Vital Information) and Chester Thompson (Frank Zappa, Genesis, Weather Report) to Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis), Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Jeff Beck, Hiromi), Gary Wallis (Pink Floyd, Genesis, Schiller, Mike and The Mechanics), these and other great musicians/people have and continue to inform what I can offer in my musical performances and teaching practice.
My approach to teaching is also informed by my professional experience working with the likes of renowned artists/bands such as Hugh Cornwell (frontman/guitarist/songwriter of the original Stranglers), Wishbone Ash, Dr. John Cooper Clarke and Fish amongst others (more info on my bio here on this site).
What we can explore together ranges from the fundamental basics of musical drumming through to more advanced concepts and approaches to working effectively in professional settings, as well as virtually everything in-between and outside the box.
SOME AREAS WE CAN COVER:
- Technique (Hands and Feet)
- Kit Setup
- Stylistic Development
- Reading/Writing Music
- Vocabulary Expansion
- Learning Repertoire
- Working with Electronics
- Finding Your Own Musical Voice
- Effective Practice Strategies
- Mastering Mindset
- Being in the Zone/Flow-State
- and much more…
Lessons are available in-person with me in Surrey, UK and also online via Zoom/Skype.
To get started and book a free consultation, please use the the form below.