In association with
Mr Leigh Costanza

Instruments: Drums
Drum Set
Genre/Style(s): • Rock
• Pop
• Funk
• Fusion
• Heavy metal
• Drum N' Bass
• R n' B
• Jazz
• Bebop

Also providing specialist technique studies:

• Rudiments
• Advanced hand & foot technique
• Contemporary coordination concepts; independence & interdependence
• Sight reading & rhythm knowledge

In addition, I can also offer my students:

• Gear maintenance lessons, advice and support
• Assistance with realistic goal-setting, and creating effective and practical practice schedules
• Audition and examination preparation sessions
• Long-term mentoring and advice on further education/career options
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

A passionate and experienced drummer and teacher, I am looking to expand my student base and seek fresh tuition opportunities with new players and students. I have several years of tuition experience (both privately and through music schools), and also a wealth of live and studio experience with various artists.

A confident teacher with methods of proven success, I am able to cover and enjoy teaching most modern styles of music to students of all ages and abilities (from 6-year-old new starters right through to veteran touring players twice my age, and everything in between!) and specialise in contemporary rock and advanced drumset playing.

Aside from teaching, I'm also working on my own projects in which I both compose, produce and perform - Beneath Dead Waves and more recently Hellcat Molly. I have also toured extensively with other acts, and am always looking for more artists to collaborate and perform with.

A full website is currently under construction, and will contain additional information, media and educational material.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my profile, and I look forward to hearing from you all soon!

~Leigh

Email: [email protected]


Below is some more information regarding my tuition experience and my educational method:


PRIVATE TUITION/DRUMSENSE:

• I've been teaching privately for several years, initially around the Coventry and Birmingham area before relocating to London and establishing a student base in areas such as Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Euston and Maida Vale before returning to Warwickshire. I still visit all of my London students weekly, and am in London a couple of days a week.
• Able to travel pretty much anywhere in Leamington, Coventry, Birmingham and Warwickshire, I currently teach my students in the comfort of their own homes (though I am currently taking steps to acquire my own teaching space) from my own materials, which have been carefully assembled and are based on experience amassed from not only teaching, but also live and studio performance.
• More recently, I have become a fully certified instructor of Colin Woolway's Drumsense teaching programme, which I have integrated into my own methods to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience.

As a tutor, I offer:

• A clear, structured learning approach with an emphasis on focus and setting goals
• All rhythmic theory and technique to advanced levels
• Years of experience teaching all ages and levels across a full spectrum of styles and subjects
• Genuine enthusiasm for helping beginners take their first steps on the instrument
• Relaxed, informal attitude and commitment to helping my students develop to their own full potential

• I also pride myself in holding a 100% pass rate with Distinction for all my students who enter into Rockschool grade examinations.


THE RHYTHM STUDIO:

Aside from my private Drumsense tuition, I am also currently a leading member of the Rhythm Studio (Ladbroke Grove, W10) drum faculty. My responsibilities and contributions here have included (but are not limited to):

• One-to-one and group drum instruction across a broad spectrum of ages (with students as young as 6 and some as old as 50) and abilities, having taught those who have never held a stick before right through to seasoned touring professionals.
• Course instructor and content contributor of the Rock and Pop Academy course (tiered, graded syllabus of music performance skills), I alone have taught and assessed the drumming portion of the course since its inception. I am responsible for all instruction and grading of all students in the drum stream, with much of the course material being based on my personal teaching method which I have been using with my students for several years.
• I am the first member of teaching staff to deliver group drum lessons. After much success and great popularity, this developed into the aforementioned Rock & Pop Academy drum syllabus.
• I also pride myself in holding a 100% pass rate with Distinction for all my students who enter into Rockschool grade examinations with The Rhythm Studio.

Additional responsibilities:

• Admission assessments
• Progress reports for children
• Helping with organisation and co-ordination for all school showcase concerts
• Running classes for underprivileged children through the Rhythm Studio
Foundation
• Member of the Faculty Band
• Keyholder and money handler


GUEST TUITION APPEARANCES:

• Guest tutor by invitation at the 2010 International Guitar Foundation (IGF) Rock Camp at the Guitar Institute in London, delivering a self-written one hour masterclass; ‘Rhythmic Subdivision & Manipulation in a Contemporary Metal Context'.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/OTHER DETAILS:

• Confident and experienced performer and educator
• Several years of teaching experience, and also a seasoned touring player, having toured nationwide with a variety of bands and artists
• Studied privately for many years with world-reknown instructors such as Thomas Lang (private tuition and Bootcamp attendee), Benny Greb (Mastersession attendee), Travis Orbin and Tony Nash
• Specialist drumset technique instructor, teaching modern concepts such as advanced foot technique and multi-pedal/double bass drum playing, contemporary coordination, independence and interdependence, and also rudimental studies with a view to increasing improvisation skills and creativity
• Able to record and/or program professional drum tracks to order
• Strong knowledge of modern day electronic drum sets, e.g. Roland V-Drums and Yamaha DTX
• A Vic Firth artist and member of their Education Team.

I also hold the following additional certificates:

• Full Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate
• Full member of the Musician's Union (MU)
• Bush Fire Safety and Awareness Training Course - pass mark 100%

Contact Leigh

Address: Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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