Information About Huw - Swansea teacher
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I have felt the drums since I was a boy. Always tapping tables and other household implements. However I didn't start to play the drums until I was 23.
Since I’ve started playing I’ve had much fun much fulfilment. I feel that the drums can be used as a musical instrument without having highly developed manuscript reading skills. However I do believe that the best way of starting to play drums is to learn the rudiments, reading music and time keeping. However my experience has opened my eyes to the fact that sometimes not keeping perfect time and playing the unobvious can benefit a piece of music as much as a carefully considered passage.
I am the drummer with contemporary folk band Rag Foundation joining in 2000. In that time we travelled the world playing in Canada, Australia, Egypt, Hungary, Italy, France, Netherlands, Latvia, Malta, Belgium and many other places. The band has released four albums, the latest in 2015, that are available via Amazon.co.uk and other record stores.
I currently play in a number of local bands playing, blues, country, folk, alt rock, indie and funk to name but a few styles! I also have my own recording studio where I also teach.
I love to play music with other people and hopefully pass on to others the fun, enjoyment and passion for drums and percussion and music in general.
I have been teaching full time since 2005. I teach in a local Comprehensive and College as well as privately. I have taught pupils from 3 to 76 years of age! I have also taught various pupils who are deaf, autistic and others who suffer from OCD. I have found great satisfaction in providing a caring and professional service that helps the pupil learn to play the drum kit but also helps them in other areas of their life.
Initially there is an assessment of where the pupil currently stands in his/her development. I mainly use the Drumsense tuition programme to teach beginners. This can be tailored to the individual though to help them develop their technique and musicality properly. I teach from my purpose built studio which has play back facilities and is sound proofed.
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