Expert Drum Tuition, Northants
• Looking for a drum teacher?
• Thinking about learning drumming as a hobby?
• Thinking about music as a career?
• Thinking about adding to your skills-set as a music teacher?
• Thinking about working towards musical qualifications such as your
grades or GCSEs?
• Thinking about improving your drumming? Your reading? Your sight
• Stuck on a plateau and don't know how to take your drumming to
the next level?
• Having problems with certain aspects of your drumming?
Whatever you are thinking about, I can help you to get the most from
I have more than 30 years experience as a musician and 30 years
experience as a professional drum teacher and therefore guarantee you
the following (subject to your own goals):
My Guarantee to You
• Within 2 hours, you will be reading a drum score and playing the
whole drum kit.
• You will be having fun.
• You will be ecercising your body and mind through drumming.
• You will be adding to your existing drumming skills and developing
• You will be developing as a drummer, a musician and as a
• You will be working towards real drumming qualifications.
• You will be improving as a drummer, a reader and a sight
• Your drumming will quickly advance to new heights.
• You will wonder why you struggled with previous drum
Unique Methods, Proven Results
I know what works and what doesn't work. Depending on your own unique
learning style, your level of experience and your own goals, I will tailor
each and every drum lesson to ensure you make measurable progress, week by
week, lesson by lesson.
Many of the teaching methods I employ can't be bought in a book (just
yet!) However, I am working on this.
I have personally developed and tested many of the drum methods and
techniques I use. These techniques include those relating to relaxation,
performance anxiety, focus and preparation, co-ordination, ergonomics, rhythmic
vocabulary, pattern development and recognition, independence, interdependence,
developing muscle memory, solo techniques, improvisational techniques, musicality
and many other areas.
Unlike many local "teachers", I do not teach from a text book, which
you are forced to buy and then pay a "teacher" to read to you each
Instead, I teach from many years of experience, sometimes employing
exercises from drum books, but often simply fine tuning your drumming, or
your attitudes towards your drumming. As a qualified and experienced trainer,
I am also able to tailor your learning experience to suit your particular
I have many former students who are playing professionally or
semi-professionally. A few are also teaching. One is playing on film scores
in LA. Another, (now 13 years old) achieved his Grade 3 Rockschool in just
6 months (from total beginner) and currently plays at Grade 6 standard.
Definitely one to watch in future years!
Remember, you learn a lot more from drumming than just
Legal Stuff - Terms and Conditions
Drum lessons are charged at £15 per hour (upto age 16) and £20
per hour (age 16+). Special rates for the unemployed and those on benefits.
Cash only, please.
Lessons available weekdays, including evenings and Saturday mornings.
Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be billed. If you can't
make your next drum lesson, simply tell me! However, if you are unreliable,
please don't waste my time or your money.
I operate a strict no drugs, no alcohol policy. However, tea, coffee
and soft drinks are available free of charge - just ask.
I am subjest of an enhanced CRB check since I work with vulnerable
young people. However, I would insist that students under the age of 12 are
accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of drum lessons. Of
course, as a parent or guardian you are more than welcome to accompany an