Professional Session Drummer, Teacher, Author, Educator and Clinician.
1 to 1 drum lessons are available in Cheslyn Hay (near Cannock and Walsall. Just 3 miles from M6 J11 or m6 Toll Road T7).
Skype lessons or Zoom lessons available worldwide and highly popular.
Masterclasses, workshops and clinics are available worldwide.
Whether you're a beginner or a professional, I cater to all skill levels. Learn for fun, for grades, or for personal development.
Drum Lessons are available to all aged 10 Years and above.
you are never too old, many of my students have started because of milestone birthday presents 40, 50 and 60!
1 Hour = £35
45 Min = £30
30 Min = £25
My home drum studio is purpose-built for high-quality drum instruction and recording. It includes two drum kits: one acoustic drum set and one high-end Roland electric drum set. Students will have the opportunity to learn on both kits. The studio is equipped with full video recording/playback facilities using software such as Cubase, Logic, and Sibelius.
I am a UK-based professional drummer, drum tutor, and author with over 20 years of teaching experience. I am known for being organised, friendly, focused, and motivated.
With performance, programming, and recording experience in the UK and the US, I am available for bands, tours, deps, tuition, master classes, clinics, online session drumming, and studio work.
You can contact me via the details provided below.
I have performed and recorded for numerous bands and projects, spanning various musical genres from jazz to prog rock, and pop to punk. With experience performing to audiences of thousands at venues, festivals, TV, and outdoor events, I am always open to discussing projects and gigs, regardless of size or circumstances.
In 2013, I had the honor of representing the UK in The Roland V-drum World Championships in Frankfurt. Throughout my career, I have studied under esteemed tutors such as Jim Chapin, Steve Washington, Steve White, Gary Powell, and Andy Edwards (to name a few).
I have also had the privilege of performing at drum clinics and master classes with renowned drummers like Ash Soan, Steve White, Craig Blundell, Kaz Rodriguez, and Ryan Jenkinson.
Additionally, I collaborate with the Band of HM Royal Marines in Portsmouth.
As an author, I have released two books under the Freestyle Rudiments brand. With my extensive experience as a rudimental specialist, gained through performing with world-famous drum corps The Blue Devils and The Cadets, I aim to pass on my knowledge and expertise.
The content in my books is applicable to both kit players and marching drummers.
You can purchase the books by clicking the Amazon or PDF links provided below.
To learn more about how to play marching snare drum, visit https://www.freestylerudiments.com/.
PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE GONE ON TO ATTEND THESE PRESTIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I teach from my Home drum studio in Cheslyn Hay. Situated between Walsall and Cannock, this location is a short commute from Birmingham or Wolverhampton. Local rail station is Landywood Station (15 minute walk)
HOW DO I BOOK LESSONS?
You can contact me via the contact area below to book lessons. Often a week’s notice is required but I will do my best to fit in all students.
DO I HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN AGE TO STUDY DRUMS WITH YOU?
Yes, 10 years+
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO TAKE LESSONS?
Lessons can be taken as frequently or infrequently as you want, Most find for the greatest improvement with a schedule of either one lesson per week or one lesson every fortnight.
WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE?
The home drum studio has two drum kits, one acoustic and one electric. I have students learn on both kits. The Studio has full recording, video and playback facilities.
DO I NEED TO SIT ANY EXAMS?
No, I can offer Trinity Guildhall or Rock School Grades if students wish to follow this route, however exams are taken under the governing bodies regulations at there chosen locations.
WHAT EQUIPMENT MUST I OWN TO PLAY?
You don’t need to bring any equipment with you, however It's recommend that students to purchase a pair of sticks and a practice pad after the first few lessons.
Ideally students wishing to gain the greatest improvement from lessons should own a drum kit to practice the new ideas and concepts taught.
DO YOU DO LESSONS AT PEOPLE HOMES?
No, all lessons are in the purpose build drum studio. I do offer a kit setup service but not home study.
DO YOU DO SKYPE LESSONS?
Yes, I offer skype lessons. Online lessons are a very popular choice and many details in the video below. drop me an email if you would like to find out more.
I have been a professional drummer, educator and percussionist for over 15 years. As a rudimental specialist, I gained much of my insight and marching drums experience from time in competitive drum corps performing with both the world famous Blue Devils drum corps and The Cadets drum corps. I also spent two years as an instructor at the Bluecoats drum corps. I have since written two books intending to pass on some of my knowledge and expertise. content is applicable to both the kit player and the marching drummer, books can be purchased by clicking the amazon or pdf links below. to learn more about how to play marching snare drum go over to https://www.freestylerudiments.com/
Many people enjoy PDF books and you can now purchase them instead of the paperback. Perfect to open on your mobile device or Laptop PC.
To enquire about private drum lessons, master classes, dep work or session drumming contact by email or phone.
Due to a large amount of time spent in studio's, teaching or recording I am not always able to answer calls to my mobile phone. If I can't answer your call please leave a message, send a text or e-mail me and I will get back to you ASAP.
10 Besom Way,
Learn Marching Snare
I offer 1 to 1 marching drum lessons or very popular skype lessons to anyone wanting to master rudimental drumming. I teach many styles and have students from around the world.
If you are looking to secure a spot in a Drum Corps, drumline, marching band, improve your hand speed or maybe you just play for fun and want someone to push and improve your skills then get in touch!