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Instruments Taught

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £18.00
Intermediate £18.00
Advanced £18.00
Expert £18.00
Casual £18.00

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Personal Description:

Jazz/Session Drummer & Composer
Bsc Hons (Music, Business, Economics)
2nd Instruments: Violin, Percussion, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Piano
Manager/Producer - Magic Cloud

Jazz/World drummer & percussionist, available for private teaching, workshops and clinics. A touring musician for over 15 years. Bsc Hons graduate with 25 years professional teaching experience (including working in Youth centers, schools, and workshops for Mental Health)

1993 onwards: Performed/Composed/Recorded with bands/artists:
Godhead, Huncho Gringo (AKA - Mangusto), Karin Karian (Jazz) (with Joe Limburn)… Kathouse, Mothership Oracle, Uncle Fester, The Invaders, Mostly Water, The Discord, Cabinet of Living Cinema (with Camilo Tirado), Vontramps, Randy Cow Poke, Manikin Time Shark (AKA - Blacksnow), Mazeltov (Klezmer), G13 (Jazz), Tredmill, The Light Brigade, Space Ace Robot (Solo Act) Kobandallas (with Andy Gilmore), La Luna E Le Stelle, Nick Collis (Trio), Perico," ", Purple Heads & Cavendish Sessions (with Paul Owen) MC Biddle, Psy Groove, Resistance, Sea Monkeys, Freejam, Legion of Boscombe and Ian Ellis (Trio) (with Ben Taylor).


1995-2000: Gigged Bournemouth Circuit with bands including Uncle Fester and Mangusto. Performances included: HMS President, London, The Egg Festival, Southampton, Hothouse, Bournemouth, Poole Arts Centre, Poole, National Music Day, Poole, Blanford Festival, Boscombe Community Fair
1994 - Album with Mostly Water (3 Days Past Haven) (Had Radio Play on 2CR FM)

1995-1997: BTEC National Diploma in Pop Music (Bournemouth College)

Jazz/World Music Drummer/Percussionist from age 16, including residency with Karin Karian Quintet (with Joe Limburn YJMY). In 1999 became Full Time Drummer on Cruise (Emerald, Caribbean) (with Tim Fulker) Gigged Glasgow Circuit with The Discord.
Teaching experience includes long placements with CODA Fiddle Orchestra ( Musical Trainee Assistant in local schools) as Weekly Workshop Leader for Lifescopes (Mental Health/Recovery). and Workshop Leader for Edukid (Overseas/African Charity).

2010 onwards:
Gigged Bournemouth circuit and festivals with Manikin Time Shark. Performances including: Kozmik Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival, The Anvil (with Psy Groove) and Space Ritual (Hawkwind members) support. Weddings/Functions with Mazeltov
Drummer in Hopefool children’s play (by Sharon Muriuru) with actors from Dr Who and The Bill.
Drummer/Assistant for Loose Change (Musical) (South UK Tour 2010) (Sound Solutions)
Regular Performances in London with Nick Collis and The Two Steps, Jazz Trio’s. Drummer in Orchestra for Hitchcocks – The Pleasure G’rdns (Film Re-score) (with BSO and Royal Academy performers)

Tutoring Experience:

Teaching Support/Assisting Certificate May – July 2016
Skills and Learning, Poole (Including: Safeguarding, Health/Safety, Social Awareness)

Musical Workshop Leader / Organiser 2013 -2014
Edukid (Overseas/Youth Education)

Voluntary Workshop Leader April 2011 – Jan 2012
Life Scopes (Mental Health & Recovery), Bournespring Centre, Bournemouth

Youth Work/Publicity/Admin – NRFG, Glasgow(Youth/Music) Jun 2006 – Feb 2007

Youth Work/Broadcasting and media – EEIB (The Bambury – Youth/Music Centre), Glasgow Jun 2006 – Feb 2007

Music Teaching Assistant, Apr 2004 – Dec 2004
CODA Music Fiddle Orchestra – Workshops and teaching in schools at Kings Park
School, Bournespring Centre, St Bethany’s School, and St.Clements Church (Duties
include Cleaning, 1st Aid, Child Supervision, Health/Safety)

Lunchtime Supervisor, St Michael’s School, Bournemouth May-July 2001
(Duties included: Cleaning, Child Supervision, Parental Liaison)

Voluntary Play Leader, Safe and Sound, Bournemouth Summer 2001
(Duties included: Cleaning, Music Workshops, Play Programs, Health/Safety, 1st Aid Child Supervision, Parental Liaison)

Youth work Induction May 2001
Fortuna House, Bournemouth

Founder/Manager - Mushroom Cloud (Music/Productions) (Princess Trust Funding)

Self-Employed private drum tuition and music performing 1995 – present

Tutoring Approach:

Also able to teach Violin, Percussion, Sound Production, and Advanced Theory.
Willing to travel and can teach at home.
All Styles/All Levels
Specialist in Jazz, World, Classical and Electronic

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Skills & Learning (2016) - Teacher Learning/Assisting (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Open University (2013) - Bsc Hons (Performing Music, Business/Economics) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Cumbernauld College (2005) - Introduction to Counseling Certificate (SQA 2) (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bournemouth & Poole College (1995) - BTEC National Diploma in Pop Music (College) (✘ Not On File)

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