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Mr Chris Thorpe

Bachelor of Music Honours degree in Jazz Performance
Bachelor of Arts degree Majors: English and History
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Instruments: Drum kit
Genre/Style(s): jazz, latin, funk, rock, pop, punk
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


My name is Chris Thorpe, I am an experienced, qualified session drummer and music teacher based in London.

I have extensive experience performing, recording and touring with various musical groups and have been teaching drums and music theory for the past 13 years. You can view my online portfolio and video performances at

I studied drums at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where I completed my Bachelor of Music Honours degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of legendary drummer Barry Van Zyl (The Johnny Clegg Band). I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in English and History) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Rhodes University, South Africa.

For the past three and a half years I have been lecturing the drum courses, as well as Music Business and the introductory Keyboard Technique courses at the Cape Town branch of the Campus of Performing Arts (, the South African franchise of The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford, UK ( I have also taught drums at the prestigious Reddam House Preparatory School in Cape Town, South Africa.

Contact Chris

Address: Greater London
SW13 9TT
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (45 minutes): £25.00

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