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Instruments Taught

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

With over 27 years experience, I has successfully performed and recorded in a colossal assortment of musical genres to date.

I have performed in musicals such: The Boyfriend, Chicago, Cabaret, Cinderella, The Little Shop Of Horrors, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Rings Of Gold.

I have have performed with various cabaret artists and tribute acts ranging from Soul and Motown to 1967-69 pyschedelic scene to Irish folk music.

I continually maintain my playing roster performing, recording, touring, tv and radio with bands such as:
The Arch Dentons, THC, Kung Fu, The Living Brain, Mirrorball, Swung Dash jazz improvisation, Jim Noir, Silverclub, Loka (Ninja tunes) Rubberbear, The Happiness Sisters (Blueprint Studios)
The House of Glass, Hive sync Music, Steve Mason (Beta band), Band Pres Llaregubb, The Woodbine and Ivy Band, Winters Journey, Krystalclear/Niles Rogers Aiden Smith… Guy Connor, Steve Ballinger and Stella Grundy.

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Tutoring Experience:

Since 1990, I have been a professional freelance drummer gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience as a performing musician and drummer, graduating in 1995 (City of Leeds College of Music) and gaining qualified teacher status in both Further and Secondary Education in 1997/98.

Utilizing my knowledge and experience as a well qualified teacher/musician, performing and recording in a variety of musical genres ranging from electronic, rock pop and jazz improvisation ensembles, musicals and cabaret, I continue to successfully teach a wide range of age and ability students from beginner to advanced level, gaining all pass/merit/distinction awards in grades 1-8 Rock School, G.C.S.E Music, Btec Performing Arts / A Level Music and Degree level.

Tutoring Approach:

Dynamic and passionate Music and Drum teacher with a strong subject knowledge and experience, specialising in Classroom / workshop and private tuition.
I believe I am a driven, high energy Teacher with a demonstrated track record fostering student learning thus creating a safe, sound and stimulating learning environment which students can develop to there full potential.
I consistently encourage open communication between students and parents.

Professional and inspiring Teacher/ Lecturer
Self-motivated effective Teacher
Positive and encouraging
Adept classroom manager
Management skills
Strong communication skills
Team player

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


  • Edge Hill, Ormskirk, Lancashire/ GTC (1998) - Secondary Education (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • Bolton University, Lancashire (1997) - Further Education (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • City of Leeds College of Music (1995) - Graduate Diploma in Jazz, contemporary and popular music (College) (✘ Not On File)

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