Information About Mark - Leicester teacher
My career so far:
Born in Leicestershire, I was taught the rudiments of jazz, pop, blues, rock etc from the age of 11 by my Dad, Ivor and the late Sid Bent. Working as a drummer/percussionist professionally for well over 25 years and have taught drums from beginner to intermediate level for almost 15 years, I'm fully CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked and teach in schools across Leicestershire, character references available on request.
My studio experience includes many demo's, albums, singles, musicals and movie soundtracks. More than 20 years touring experience in both large and small venues including The Marquee, The Cavern and the Carling Academy (Islington), also festivals including Guilfest, Hawkfest and Summer Sundae.
In the last few years I've achieved chart success in several countries including the UK and America, most notably in Russia with ist where we were at number one, in two official download charts for eight weeks.
Aside from being a full time band member in various bands I've been employed as a session musician (working with DJ's, backing tracks, pre programmed loops and click tracks), as a drum tech, rigger/crew member, tour/event manager and even driver.
I'm currently working on a recording project with ist in London at The Way Studio with producer Jay 'Burzootie' Burnett, I've also recently appeared on several FM and internet radio stations and live television (Red TV).
I'm now endorsed by BigDog, Pellwood and Baskey.
I teach at **Removed By Admin** All drum & percussion lessons are on a one to one basis using professional equipment in a private room. I'm fully CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked and registered as a teacher with Leicestershire County Council.
I teach most styles of music including rock, pop, jazz, latin, reggae, ska etc on a full kit or various types of hand percussion including congas and djembe. Lessons are available daytime and evenings.
Teaching sessions can be booked in half hourly lessons working out at £20.00 per hour or block bookings now undertaken at £75.00 for five hours, spread out to suit the student.
For FREE online 'beginners' lessons, click the 'Lesson' buttons at the bottom of the page, these are simple rudiments and basic practice exercises.
I look at each student individually, helping them solve their own particular problems, this helps them to advance as a player, I consider technique the most important thing along with rudiments and timing and teach sight reading and grades secondary to this if required.
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- 10 years private lessons and 25 years playing experience