Information About Declan - Sittingbourne teacher
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Hello, my name is Declan and I’m a 25 year old professional drummer based in Sittingbourne, Kent. Since turning pro at 20 I have toured throughout the UK and Europe with my old band Fallen To Flux and current band NeonFly. I have recorded on many albums, most recently NeonFly’s 3rd studio album ‘The Future, Tonight’, which was recorded with Grammy Nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda and is due for worldwide release in 2021.
I have played main stage at some of Europe’s major metal festivals including Czad Festiwal in Poland and Metal Fest/Masters of Rock in Czech Republic. I have supported bands such as Alice Cooper, Anvil, Nightwish and many others and have played to audiences of 10,000+ people.
I have been featured in some of the UK’s top music magazines including ‘New Band Of The Week’ for Music Radar with Fallen To Flux and a full page interview with Rhythm Magazine.
I have 6 years teaching experience with students of all ages and abilities, including children with special needs. I teach face to face lessons both from my purpose built home studio and a music school in Maidstone. I also teach online Skype or Zoom lessons for students around the country and abroad.
My lessons are tailored to each students individual needs. No two students are the same, therefor I aim to build a structure to their lessons that will help them to achieve their full unique potential whilst always making lessons a fun and enjoyable learning experience. I offer my students the choice to undergo the graded exam system through either Rockschool or Trinity, but it is not a necessary requirement to study with me.
Areas of study include but are not limited to-
Time and Feel
Hand and foot technique
Linear/polyrhythmic/metric modulation studies
Advanced genre studies
Double bass studies
Advanced metal drumming
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- ICMP London (2015) - Higher Diploma music performance (College) (✘ Not On File)
- K College Tonbridge (2014) - Level 3 Diploma Performing Musician (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Rockschool (2010) - Grade 8 Drums - Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)