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Instruments Taught

Percussion (Drums)

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

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Personal Description:

As a dedicated and committed drum kit player and percussionist for over a decade, I have extensive experience with a wide variety of percussion instrumentation including drum kit, xylophone, timpani, glockenspiel and other auxiliary percussion.

After adopting piano at an early age, it wasn’t long before I turned to the drum kit for inspiration whilst studying music at Rastrick High School, Brighouse under the instruction of Jonathan Marriott. An attachment to the drums was immediate. I quickly joined local bands and begun gigging around the area whilst building confidence in a live environment. Subsequently, I was appointed first percussionist for **Removed By Admin**band and whilst performing at various events around the calendar I assisted in the teaching of notation software Sibelius to younger students at the school in my spare time.

As a result, my passion for teaching emerged and I quickly begun private tutoring at the age of 16 – my students passed graded exams within my first 12-months of teaching, whilst I achieved both my GCSE (A*) and A-Level in Music.

Whilst teaching, I have participated in numerous session work, including percussion duties in national competitions for **Removed By Admin**

Between 2002 and 2005 I chiefly organised and participated in music events raising money for Neurosurgical Research, with direct proceeds amounting to over £13,000.00. Performances took place around the region, including **Removed By Admin**#/a#

Whilst studying at Leeds Metropolitan University, I co-founded new songwriting and music production group The **Removed By Admin**specialising in creating dynamic and commercial tracks for release around the world.

Subsequently, I am now a member of the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors and also a registered PRS for Music and PPL member.

I am also the co-founder of a new music management company WordofMouth Management, specialising in developing emerging talent and I have worked backstage at many major music events including Leeds Festival, Download Festival, Wireless Festival and the BRIT Awards.

Shortly after completing my BA (Hons) at Leeds Metropolitan University I recorded, engineered and produced drum, percussion and keyboard tracks for R**Removed By Admin**

The album was released in Europe (and digitally worldwide) on 26 April 2010 and is available in all major retailers.

**Removed By Admin** received critical acclaim, including a 5 star review by **Removed By Admin** the UK’s best selling eclectic music magazine.

In early 2014 I moved to London and continue to write, record and teach daily, working with a wide variety of artists and musicians up and down the country.

Tutoring Experience:

10 years of private tuition experience, including peripatetic work at year 7 to year 13.

Tutoring Approach:

I am not a drum school. I offer personalised one-to-one tuition to suit you. My students range from 7 to 70 (!) all with their own goals and ambitions – whether it’s aspiring to be a session drummer or simply wanting to play along with backing tracks at home I tailor the lessons for you.

I also play piano and guitar so my lessons always have a practical and “real life” application. This helps me teach students who are in bands/groups or want questions answering in the wider subject area. I also “jam” with students to try out beats and help with timing! As I write/record daily I am also on-top of commercial releases and study the drumming/programming on these tracks, bringing this into the lessons if desired.

For students interested in exams, I teach through the Trinity Guildhall Rockschool syllabus, which gives you the opportunity to achieve a grade 8 level. However, exams are only half the story; no student is pressured to take exams and many can progress more positively without.

Session plans range widely and include – beat building, rudiments/technical exercises, to click/metronome work, independence, composition, ear/aural training, soloing, time signature exploration, modulations, synchronicity, and much more – we’re just scratching the surface here!

We’ll even look at how to build your own drum beats!

Many people even want to play to help reduce stress – regular tuition can certainly help in this regard.

I also coach students through live performances, auditions and tour preparation and help with personal statements and references.

In addition I offer a service for students who are struggling setting up their kit properly or want tuning tuition – just ask during the session as this can aid better practice!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • Leeds Metropolitan University (2009) - BA (Hons) (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Rastrick High School (2005) - A - Level (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Rastrick High School (2003) - GCSE (School) (✘ Not On File)

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