In association with
Mr Darren Ashford


Darren has been playing drums professionally since 1991. In that time he has performed with The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), The Drifters (also as musical director), in various West-End musicals(Mam Mia/Joseph) and with pop artists such as The Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Will Young, Phats and Small, Sean Paul, Will Smith, Joss Stone, Lucie Silvas, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Shola Ama, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Guthrie, Romina Johnson, Beverley Knight, Angie Stone, Roachford, Kele LeRoc, Omar, Roy Ayers and Larry Carlton.
Darren’s previous teachers were some of the UK's best: Bob Armstrong, Dave Hassel, & Neil Wilkinson.
Darren teaches at all levels; from beginners to advanced in a soundproof studio on real drums covering topics such as:

• Hand /foot technique
• Double pedal playing
• Independence
• Moeller
• Chart & sight reading
• Time playing
• Linear phrasing
• Listening skills
• Styles and grooves: Afro/Cuban, Brazilian, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Rock...

Darren also teaches at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London and at BIMM in Birmingham.

Darren has also contributed to both of the UK’s leading drum magazines, Rhythm and Drummer.

Contact Darren

Address: Birmingham
Midlands (West)
B9 4EG
Phone: 0798 995 0798
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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