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 are available worldwide and very popular.
Masterclasses, workshops and clinics are available worldwide.
Beginner to professional are catered for. 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 = £30
45 Min = £25
30 Min = £20
The home drum studio is purpose built for quality drum instruction and recording. It includes two drum kits, one acoustic drum set and one high end Roland electric drum set.
Students will learn on both kits. The Studio has full recording/playback facilities utilising software such as Cubase, Logic and Sibelius.
I am a UK based professional drummer, drum tutor and author. I have enjoyed learning and teaching drums for over 20 years and am very organised, friendly, focused and motivated.
Having played across the UK and the US I am experienced in performing, programming and recording drums and percussion.
Available for bands, tours, deps, tuition, master classes, clinics, online session drumming and studio work, you can contact me via the contacts area below.
I have performed and recorded for many bands and projects covering many musical genres from jazz to prog rock and pop to punk.
Having performed to 10000's of people at venues, festivals ,TV and outdoor events I am always willing to discus projects/gigs no matter what the size or circumstances.
In 2013 I was chosen to represent the UK in The Roland V-drum World Championships in Frankfurt.
I have studied with many great tutors including Jim Chapin, Steve Washington, Steve White, Gary Powell and Andy Edwards (to name but a few).
I have performed at drum clinics and master classes with the likes of Ash Soan, Steve White, Crag Blundell, Kaz Rodriguez and Ryan Jenkinson. I also work with the Band of HM Royal Marines in Portsmouth.
As an author I have released two books under the Freestyle Rudiments brand.
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 improvements one lesson a fortnight is ideal.
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!