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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £25.00

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

Graduate of Berklee College of Music (1985)
Music teacher in Tokyo, Japan (1987-1995) and professional drummer/percussionist, specializing in jazz and fusion music.
Professional drummer/percussionist, extensive experience in music theatre, in London (West End) and touring theatre productions. Shows include: Miss Saigon, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, Evita, West Side Story, Annie, We Will Rock You (1995-2007)
Resident in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2007-2015, studied Brazilian percussion and rhythms, specializing in pandeiro and escola de samba (samba school). Performed at Carnavals 2011-2015 in blocos and samba school.

Tutoring Experience:

Teacher of drums/percussion/harmony, arranging and ear training in Tokyo, Japan (1987-1995)
Teacher of drums/percussion/theory at Thames Valley University and Drumtech, London, UK (2000-2007

Tutoring Approach:

To provide a firm foundation in basic techniques and vocabulary of the instrument and with more advanced students a more conceptual approach, to nurture creativity and individuality.

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


  • Berklee College of Music (1985) - Diploma in Professional Music (Professional) (✔ On File)

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