Information About Patrick - Leeds teacher
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Patrick is a freelance drummer and teacher originally from Bath but now based in Manchester. He has recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with an FdA in Popular Music Performance and enjoyed studying with Bryan Hargreaves (Snake Davis, Weekend Wogan). With 10 years experience in live and studio situations, he is a versatile drummer, enjoying playing funk, fusion, and jazz amongst others. Patrick is also a drum tutor, having successfully taken pupils through the Rockschool syllabus. Currently he is working with Bristol based folk group Rivers of England.
I have been teaching the drum set to pupils for 5 years, working mainly with children from the ages of 5 to 14. This has given me invaluable experience with teaching young people and I feel that I'm able to make the lessons fun enough so that a 5 year old does not lose concentration! With these pupils I have covered the Rockschool syllabus and have also used other materials as well as my own teaching methods.
I believe that drums can often be seen on their own, and separated from the music. However, through my teaching I like to give pupils an all round musical approach to playing the drum set, and allow them to see how the drum set is used in a band setting to help bring the music to life.
Drumming is also known to be very loud, but I believe that a better tone and sound can be brought out of the drums from playing with a lighter touch and I try to pass this information onto my students.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Leeds College of Music (2015) - BA Music Performance 1st Class Hons (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (2012) - FdA in Popular Music Performance (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Rockschool (2009) - Grade 8 Drums with Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Kingswood School (2009) - A-Level Music (School) (✘ Not On File)