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After graduating from York University with a First Class Honours Degree in Music three years ago, I am currently working as a performing musician and drum teacher in North London (Cricklewood). I absolutely love the drums and have been playing for the last 15 years, picking up experience in a variety of performance situations. As well as playing with a successful pop/rock band (currently playing at O2 Academies around the country), I led a 30 piece samba band (Samba York) for two years and have played in Big Bands (the National Youth Jazz Orchestra) and a number of orchestral bands. I also have performing experience with small group Jazz ensembles (being recently invited to help out with the jazz performance modules at Middlesex Unversity on the Jazz undergraduate course). I am friendly and relaxed, and make an effort to be as flexible as possible when it comes to arranging lesson times.
I've been giving group and private lessons on drum-kit for the last seven years and have taught all genres of music to students ranging from total beginners to an advanced level. I have good experience teaching a variety of ages (from 5 to 52), both on a one to one basis and within a group context.
Currently, I teach drum-kit and percussion in and out of schools around London. Prior to this, I worked as a full-time drum teacher at the Unwind Music Centre in Chennai, India, where I created a new drum syllabus for the Centre and put this into practice over a 6 month period. I've also worked as a private drum teacher and a band mentor on the Camp America programme in the USA.
I like to give fun, structured lessons based on helping my students achieve their personal goals, whether this be simply improving their general musicianship or working through grades (Trinity Guildahall or Rockschool- grades 1-8) at all levels. As well as looking at technique and sight reading, I like to get my students working to music/ backing tracks because I believe that this is one of the most enjoyable and effective ways of learning. I've also found that this method proves very successful in preparing my students for live playing situations.
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- University of York (2011) - First Class Honours Degree in Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- IH London (2009) - Teaching Qualification (TEFL)) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Trinity Guildhall (2006) - Drum Kit Grade 8 with Honours (Other) (✘ Not On File)