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Expert Percussion Tuition
from Bang Drum Studio

 

Thinking about taking up percussion as a fun and exciting hobby?

Thinking about music as a career?

Thinking about adding to your skills-set as a teacher?

Thinking about working towards musical qualifications such as your grades or GCSEs?

Thinking about improving your playing? Your reading? Your sight reading?

Stuck on a plateau and don't know how to take your drumming to another level?

Having problems with certain aspects of your drumming?

Whatever you are thinking about, I can help you to get the most from your drumming.

I have more than 30 years experience as a musician and almost 30 years experience as a professional drum and percussion teacher and  therefore guarantee you the following (subject to your own goals):

 

My Guarantee to You
 

You will be having fun.

You will be exercising your body and mind through drumming.

You will be adding to your existing drumming skills and developing new ones.

You will be developing as a drummer, a percussionist, a musician and as a person.

You will be improving as a drummer, a reader and a sight reader.

Your drumming will quickly advance to new heights.

You will wonder why you struggled with previous drum teachers!

 

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 lesson to ensure you make measurable progress, week by week, lesson by lesson.

Many of the 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 methods and techniques I use. These techniques include those relating to relaxation, performance anxiety, preparation, co-ordination, ergonomics, rhythmic vocabulary, pattern development and recognition, independence, interdependence, muscle memory, solo techniques, improvisational methods, 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 week.

Instead, I teach from many years of experience, sometimes employing exercises from text books, but often simply fine tuning your playing, or your attitudes towards your playing.

I  offer lessons in all untuned percussion, including djembe, doumbek, darbuka, congas, bongos, cajon, timbales, full latin set up, various hand held instruments, clicking and clapping, improvised instruments and more.

By learning "hand drumming" on a djembe at first, you will learn much of the required terminology and many of the required techniques which we can then adapt to play doumbek, darbuka, congas, bongos, cajon etc. Rather than teach you a few fancy licks on each instrument, I will teach you to think and play like a percussionist, whatever instrument you pick up. I will teach you style, rhythmic vocabulary, co-ordination, independence, dynamics, muscle memory, solo techniques, musicality , group playing and more.

I teach various authentic African tribal  and pop drumming styles, modern western styles including unplugged, brasilian, cuban, afro-cuban, latin and various other hybrid styles including circle drumming, salsa etc.

Remember, you learn a lot more from drumming than just drumming!

 

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 weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will be billed. If you can't make your next 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 - 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 older child. If your child is under 12, you are welcome to join in for free as this helps with practice at home.
 

 

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Tel: 01536 398723 - Mob: 07986 008106
E-mail: bangdrumstudio@yahoo.co.uk

Bang Drum Studio,
Burton Latimer,
Northants NN15 5SJ

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