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Mr Rory Gardener

Btec Level 3 in Popular Music
GCSE in Music
Distinction in Rockschool Grade 8
Instruments: Drums
Genre/Style(s): A range of genres particularly Rock, Funk, Pop and Jazz
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I've been playing drums for 10 years and finding ways to help different people learn, progress and become more confident in their drumming has always been enjoyable.
Currently I am studying a music performance degree at the Academy of Music and Sound in Gateshead. I was the drummer/percussionist for Jambone, the youth Jazz ensemble at Sage Gateshead led by Paul Edis . I've performed at the Bimhuis venue in Amsterdam, Gateshead International Jazz festival, Sunderland Jazz festival and a number of rock and contemporary performances.
I can teach a range of styles and genres of music particularly Rock, Funk, Pop and Jazz. For beginners I believe it's important to teach good technique, good timekeeping and a range drum rudiments, as well just having good fun on the kit. As drummers progress they would learn a range of styles, improvisation and how to read drum music proficiently.
Students can choose to work through grades such as Rockschool, or simply learn pieces that can help them progress.
Lessons are held in a dedicated sound proofed music room with opportunities to play on a acoustic or electronic drum set.
Lessons can be 30 minutes or an hour and can be weekly or fortnightly.
Ring 07988460882 or
Email me: [email protected]
if interested.

My Website:

Me playing over an EDM Medley:

30 minutes - £8
1 hour - £15

Contact Rory

Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
Phone: 01916601245
Mobile: 07988460882
Fee (30 minutes): £8.00
Fee (60 minutes): £15.00

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