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

Trumpet

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

Max is a professional musician and tutor based in west London, recently graduated with a First Class Bmus Honours degree in Jazz Drums from The Royal Welsh College Of Music and Drama (RWCMD). He has played all over the country in a wide range of events and venues such as in Ronnie Scotts Soho Jazz Club, The London Jazz Festival, The Vortex Jazz Club London, Londons New Years Day Parade, BBC Radio 2 and Cardiff Radio to name a few.

When Max began playing the drums he worked in pit bands playing for amateur dramatics groups, pop/rock bands and local Big Bands. After a few years of playing the drums Max then moved to a specialist performing arts school and was accepted into the junior department of the Trinity Guildhall School of Music where he stayed attended until accepted a partial scholarship to the RWCMD, graduating in July 2018.

Tutoring Experience:

Throughout his career Max has always been an educator and offers private tuition. Max aims to motivate and inspire his students, whilst teaching them the key skills to master the instrument.

The bulk of Max's teaching experience is as Head of Drum Kit as DS School of Music in Monmouth, Wales, where he taught private 1:1 lessons, teaching over 800 lessons. Some of Max’s past teaching credentials are with The Original Jazz UK Summer School where he worked as an assistant tutor for 4 years. As well as occasional projects such as the Summer Schools Max taught weekly at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's junior jazz department. Here a high standard of teaching ability is required to meet the expectations of the small jazz ensembles in this department.

Tutoring Approach:

Max has taught all music genres on the drum kit, his innovative use of recording equipment whilst teaching allows students to hear themselves playing and consequently improve much quicker. Alongside recording equipment Max makes use of play along tracks, advanced metronome techniques and as a multi instrumentalist can accompany students on other instruments - this all leads to a very modern and realistic approach to learning the drum kit.

He teaches students to read music, but places an equal importance on being able to learn music by ear. Max teaches all grades on drum kit and see's it as a great structured way to progress on the instrument - however understands this is not what every student desires and is able to create pathways to learning and improving on the drums, custom to every students wishes.

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

Qualifications:

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (2018) - BMus Hons (Drum Kit) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity Guildhall College of Music (2012) - Drum Kit Grade 8 Distinction (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • ABRSM (2012) - Music Theory Grade 5 (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Trinity Guildhall College of Music (2011) - Trumpet Grade 8 (Professional) (✔ On File)

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