With over 20 years of playing drums in a whole host of different environments, from local bars and clubs to state of the art 5 star cruise ships I have vast experience and knowledge of playing the drums.
I teach a very wide variety of styles to all ages, on a one to one basis with well structured lessons adapted to suit the individual needs of the student, keeping a fun approach at all times. Students having never played drums before can expect to be playing simple drum patterns by the end of the first lesson. From there students can develop their skills and hone their own playing styles with various options including: stylistic vocabulary, click track playing, rudiments, music theory, reading, technique, posture, timekeeping and soloing as well as good unbiased advice.
Beginners with or without a kit of their own are welcome, lessons can give be a good idea to see if the student takes to the drums well and enjoys it, before going to the expense of buying a drum kit.
For those who want to take drum grades, I have years of experience with the 'Rockschool' and 'Trinity Rock and Pop' Syllabus, alternatively if you just want to learn to play like your favourite drummer, bring in your iPod or music player tracks and I’ll have you playing like your idols in no time!
I currently teach private lessons from my home studio in Kings Norton as well as a variety of local schools including: Tudor Grange Academy, The Coleshill School and The Queen Elizabeth Academy in Atherstone. I am fully DBS checked.
Drums can often be a difficult instrument to accommodate, so I’m always willing to give friendly unbiased advice regarding all aspects of drumming and drum equipment.
**Covid-19 - Home studio lessons are currently unavailable but I am available for lessons online over Zoom or Skype.**
Lessons are available on Zoom or Skype and only require a laptop with webcam and mic (built in is fine) or tablet with a reliable internet connection. Online lessons are safe and secure. I can advise on the best set up for your equipment and will provide a free initial set up prior to the lesson.
My set up includes a high definition webcam placed in an ideal position to frame the full kit and myself. I use a a high quality mic for speech with an electric kit through a sound card for crystal clear audio. The added benefit is that parts of the lesson can be recorded as a reference to aid practise. I can email over all resources as well as being able to share my screen to reference notation and graphics.
Drum Lesson Prices
1 Hour lesson: £28
½ Hour: £15
Gift vouchers available, for any denomination of lessons - just get in touch.
Occasionally home visits are available and these will vary on location, get in touch for a price. - Not currently available due to coronavirus
Drum lessons local to: Kings Norton, Stirchley, Kings Heath, Cotteridge, Longbridge, West Heath, Wythall, Hollywood, Bournville, Rubery and Rednal.