Stefano

Stefano

Southwark Tutor

I am a professional drummer, session and teacher with more then 10 years of experience into music business, played in more than 350 concerts and recorded many CDs with different bands.
I am qualified musician with Edexcel Higher National Diploma level 5 and I studied with different teachers such as Alfredo Golino, Sergio Bellotti (Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A.) and Gianluca Capitani.
I am currently writing for Drum Club Magazine and endorsing the world-famous Vic Firth.

Tutoring Experience

During my lessons I will talk about:

Snare drum techniques
Coordination
Practice and study with and without metronome
Set up instrument, posture, balance etc...
How to read and write music, drum parts, chart etc...
How to learn and play rock, pop, blues, funk etc...
How to play different tempo and different styles, 4/4, 12/8, 5/4, 5/8, 7/8, 7/4, 9/8 etc...
How to play and record either Minus Drum or Songs.

Trying to do all of this I use some different greatest drum books:
Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone
Accents and Rebounds by George Lawrence Stone
Snare Drum Rudiments by Buddy Rich
The all-american drummer 150 rudimental solos by Charlie Wilcoxon
Rudimental Jazz by Joe Morello
Rudimental Patterns white by Joe Cusatis
Rudimental Patterns black by Joe Cusatis
Even in the odds by Ralph Humprey
Four way coordination by Marvin Dalhgren and Elliot Fine
Future Sound by David Garibaldi

Tutoring Approach


London freelance professional drummer and cajon player.

The beginning of my career can be dated back to 1999 when I started taking drum classes with drum teacher Roberto Forlini.
After the high-school years I finally had the chance to take in-depth courses at “Rockland Music Association Scuderie Capitani” (then “Lizard Music Academy”) with drum teacher Gianluca Capitani in Grosseto.

In 2010 I decided to take my education to the next level by applying "Ponte U.S.A." (2010 and 2012, private drum courses), at Boston “Berklee College of Music”, where I stepped up my skills thanks to drum teacher Sergio Bellotti, a long-time member of the Academy.
After coming back to Italy attending Alfredo Golino’s “Cambiomusica Academy” in Brescia significantly enhanced my studio-recording and live-situation abilities, thus deepening drums in their every aspect.
All these great experiences allowed me to acquire the knowledge needed to get the level 5 “Edexcel Higher National Diploma”.

During the course of the past years I played along with Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa’s saxophone player), Cesare Chiodo (bass player for Laura Pausini, Fiorella Mannoia), Giuseppe Povia (Italian Pop Star).
In the meantime I played in more than 350 concerts and recorded many CDs with different bands such as Gran Turismo Veloce, Groove me Baby, Blue Devils, Voices Inside, I Virtuosi dal Pianeta Talento, Il Trio di Beaux and many more.

I am currently writing for Drum Club Magazine and endorsing the world-famous Vic Firth.

LanguagesItalian, English (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Jam Academy2015CollegeHND level 5
Stefano
Rating from 2 references
Reliability

Trustworthiness

Professionalism
Subjects taught
Music
Primary£40
Secondary£40
University£40
Casual Learner£40