Online lessons (Skype/Zoom)

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Since the restrictions on movement imposed by the government in a bid to contain the Covid-19 outbreak I’m conducting most of my lessons over Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime.

My studio has all the equipment I need to stream high quality video and audio, so as long as your internet connection is good you can receive the same high standard of teaching albeit at a distance that you would from a private, one to one lesson with me.

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My Teaching Concept

The most important role of a drummer is to provide a solid time feel. Many timing issues can be traced to a weak technical foundation. Improving your technique will result in a higher level of consistency with both time keeping and dynamics and help you to execute your musical ideas with poise and control. This is an extremely important part of playing any instrument effectively and allows you to concentrate on listening and reacting, which is were the real music is made.

I tend to emphasis a musical approach to my lessons, prescribing fun, yet practical exercises to help each student reach their maximum potential, regardless of their ability level.

Lesson topics

  • Advanced hand & foot techniques.
  • Advanced time keeping and the development of pulse.
  • Linear drumming.
  • Coordination.
  • Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Brazilian/Cuban.
  • Advanced techniques such as the down-up/Moeller technique.
  • Reading music.
  • Working with a click.
  • Maximising your practice time.
  • Developing a professional attitude.
  • Mixing Drums
  • Video production for social media (Instagram/YouTube).

How much do lessons cost?

My lessons cost £40 per hour, this includes all lessons notes and supplementary audio files.

How do I pay?

Payments are by bank transfer BACS or Paypal.

How do I book a lessons?

If you wish to book a lesson feel free to get in touch via my contact page. Please provide as much information in the message section so I can build up a good picture of where you’re at in your playing, i.e. how old you are, how long you’ve been playing, your influences and what your drumming/musical goals are.