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Louis offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £34.00
Intermediate £34.00
Advanced £34.00
Expert £34.00
Casual £34.00

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Personal Description:

Hi! I am Louis, and I have been playing drums since I was 6. I think that as a result, the fundament of my relationship with the drums is one of playfulness, and self-determined exploration and experimentation. To me the drum room is a place to feel uninhibited and free. I have had many teachers, from professionals that have committed their time to teaching, to world class musicians who were teaching on the side. In both cases, I understand the value and importance of a fully present teacher that is attentive and creative in helping a student find and achieve their goals.

After studying Jazz Drums in The Netherlands, and working as a drummer in Amsterdam for 3 years afterwards, I have now moved to the UK - my families' country of origin. I am currently more interested in teaching than I am in performing, as I explore my interests in psychology and music therapy. I don't yet know where this will take me, but in the meantime I want to continue my work in the art of teaching.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught students of all levels from people who have never hit a drum before, to people preparing for a University study, and including people who have pursued a different career, but have always wanted a go. Drums and music are a very human thing and, from our first heart beat, I am convinced that we all have a sense of rhythm.

Past Schools (where applicable - references on demand):

2019 - The Rock Project , at various primary and secondary schools in and around St. Albans

2019 - J & C Education, London

2018 - Drum Teacher at Muziek Centrum Logblock, Amstelveen

2018 - Drum Teacher at Concertino Muziekonderwijs, Rosj Pina Elementary School, Amsterdam

2018 - Drum Teacher at Music for Life, Amsterdam

2017 - 18 Drum Teacher at Pro Rege Elementary School, Amsterdam

2017 - 18 General Music Teacher at Lucky-beat music courses for Kids, Amsterdam Private teacher of music and drums, Pupils of all ages - Den Haag

2015 - 17 Private teacher of music and drums, Pupils of all ages - Amsterdam and Den Haag

Tutoring Approach:

I believe in personalised tuition. Any person is best served with a mentor that is driven to understand their character and find ways to facilitate the learning process. A good dose of humour, fun and uninhibited play often works magic. With this relationship in place, a solid foundation of information, skills and history can be worked through on the drums to equip a student with a broad awareness of the worldliness of this instrument, and of rhythm in general.

A few skills that are beneficial to work on at various stages of development:

A) Technique
B) Song Forms
C) Listening (while playing)
D) Reading (while playing)
E) Having a conceptual understanding of what you play
F) A feel for different genres and drum cultures
G) Ability to communicate about the drums
H) Ability to explore and develop one's own ideas
I) To develop a grasp of your own musicality
J) To interact musically

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • The Royal Conservatory of Den Haag (2015) - Jazz Drums performance (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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