Information About Nick - Enfield teacher
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I am a fit & lively 57 year old with a good sense of humour & a great deal of patience. I have been playing drum kit all since I was 12. I have studied Sight Reading, Technique, Concepts & Styles, Live Performance, Rhythm Section Skills & General Musicianship & hold a Diploma in Drum Performance from Drumtech (Tech Music Schools Acton). I currently play in two performing bands & teach. I have experience in Live Performance, Radio, Touring & Studio Work. I am married with two grown up sons, one of which is an accomplished drummer himself (with only a little help from his Dad). I
I have been teaching privately on a one to one basis for 30 years & taught a wide variety of ages & competencies. Some of my students have gone to play in successful bands, some just play for fun & some have just wanted to work on a specific part of technique or musical style to enhance their playing
Learning should be fun, so I make sure there is a fun element in whatever I am teaching. I do not believe in placing the student under any pressure to perform but rather to guide & encourage, using proven techniques that build one upon the other to provide the vocabulary you need in order to express yourself creatively on the Drum Kit. I have developed a syllabus/course that teaches the skills required to pass the Rockschool Exams to Grade 8. Amongst other topics, this syllabus covers, Ergonomic Set Up, Hand technique (Grips & Fulcrums), Guide to Effective Practice, Counting, Snare Drum Rudiments, Bass Drum Technique, Hi-Hat Technique, Stroke Techniques (inc. Moeller), Accents, Sight Reading, 4-Way Co-Ordination, Ghost Notes, Odd Time Signatures, Rhythmic Sub-Divisions & Musical Styles including Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Shuffle, Blues, Heavy Metal, New Orleans 2nd Line,Hip-Hop & Drum & Bass.
I always begin with a Student Assessment to establish goals, favourite musical styles & current level of playing.
Lessons can be tailored to specific learning needs or can follow a developmental route. I encourage practice as the main route to development & can leave structured homework pieces if required
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- 1 Year Dip. Drum Performance @ Tech Music Schools Acton – Pass
- Rockschool Grades