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Mr Arran Swain
Mr Arran Swain

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Bmus (hons) music degree from The Academy of Contemporary Music

Higher Diploma from The Academy of Contemporary Music

Grade 8 Drums

Grade 5 Music theory

3 A levels: A-C (including music)

10 GCSEs: A-C
Child Protection Course:
Completed Educare child protection training course. (more)
Keeping Children Safe in Music is the latest in the EduCare's series of distance learning courses on child protection. The training programme uses short films to show a variety of good and bad practice examples, which will be available to watch online. It will help anyone teaching music to children gain a better understanding of their child protection responsibilities, and avoid situations that could lead to accusations of misconduct.

Instruments: Drums and Percussion
Genre/Style(s): All styles including:
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Hi there!

My name is Arran Swain and I am a professional drummer/educator based in the south and east of London and in Surrey.

I have been playing for 15+ years and teaching for 8+, with experience of educating children and teens from ages 5-18 and adults, varying across a wide range of playing levels, from pure beginners, right up to advanced levels of those applying to/currently enrolled in music university.

My aim is to cater to your or your child's needs, be that just having a fun time learning a new instrument or working through more focused grade like studies and preparation for performances/exams. I always aim to ensure that lessons are fun while still providing a solid level of theory and technique.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many music educators have started lessons over Zoom or other streaming services, myself being no exception. This works very well and has been a great alternative to in person lessons.

However during normal times I am mainly a peripatetic teacher, where I would travel to your house and provide drum lessons. I do also have a practice studio I can teach at if this is better suited to your needs. So no matter where you are based in London or even further afield, feel free to drop me an enquiry and we can discuss online and future in person lessons.

I have an enhanced clean DBS certificate and my relevant music qualifications are listed in the profile.

I offer a first 'taster' lesson for free so you can see if drum lessons are for you! I can also off some levels of discount for bulk blocks of lessons.

*I can bring a practice set up of practice pad, bass drum practice pad, stool and sticks if this is required.*

Contact Arran

Address: London
SE15 5NZ
Greater London
Phone: 07894944985
Mobile: 07894944985
Fee (30 minutes): £18.00
Fee (45 minutes): £25.00

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