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Mr David Richardson
Mr David Richardson

Grade 8
Instruments: Drums
Genre/Style(s): Funk
Big band
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


Hi, my name is David Richardson and my love for drumming started as a 7 year old. Tapping and banging anything I could reach much to the annoyance of my parents. They soon found somewhere for me to unleash with a pair of sticks and by the age of 8 I was in a local marching band 'Coventry Corps of Drums' where I learnt the basics of playing the snare drum. Reading, writing, rudiments etc. Each year I'd be put through a test to attain a new level of competence in the form of a badge that would be proudly worn on my uniform. I was in the Corps until the age of 18, visiting many city's around the UK and many European countries where it gave me the chance to show of my abilities and to represent our city.

I steadily moved onto playing the full kit and with the help, guidance and tuition from the Corps commanding officer " who actually played with the Beatles" i progressed to becoming an all round competent drummer.
In my last couple of years at senior school I was asked by the head of performing arts in Coventry to play the drum kit for him and his band at school productions which was a huge achievement for me considering I was still only 14.

I came away from drumming for a few years with other work and family commitments taking priority. I later joined a local group and have played 100's of live gigs over whats already a 12 year period. Something I still thoroughly enjoy doing.

Getting into tutoring is my next challenge. With all the experience I've gained over the years, it has given me the opportunity to pass on my skills and knowledge to any age group or competence level, and as my heading states, I hope to inspire the next generation.

Starting off with learning basic drum rudiments " the basis of any true drummer". Moving onto simple rhythms and how you can use and add in the rudiments you've already learnt. Going onto playing along with music of my choice to suit your level and then onto playing along to your own choice of music. For me this is where the fun really begins. Finally being able to play along to that piece of music you've always enjoyed listening to. It doesn't stop there though as with any instrument, new ideas, sounds and creations come about every day so as far as learning goes, it never ends.

Contact David

Address: Coventry
Midlands (West)
Phone: 07867651726
Mobile: 07867651726
Fee (60 minutes): £20.00

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