BA Hons (Keele Uni) Music (higher second class)
Drumtech Intermediate and Advanced courses
Beginners to Advanced
I am author of 'The T-I-M-E Drum System' (available on Amazon) upon which my approach to drum tuition is based.
Drummers of all abilities can sometimes encounter obstacles to their playing. Beginner drummers may feel overwhelmed by the amount there is to learn, intermediate drummers can sometimes struggle to get going on the drums in practising or performing situations, and advanced players may be looking for ways of adapting what they already know to create more intricate and elaborate rhythmic patterns.
By looking at the essential elements of drumming from four perspectives – Technique, Improvisation, Music (see the complete song list below) and Extras (advanced concepts) – the T-I-M-E Drum System will help drummers of all levels.
Beginners can work on the Technique, Improvisation and Music sections, learning exercises to get going, how to adapt them to the drums, and great songs to learn to play along to.
Intermediate players will take all the Technique sections and link them together to create a warm-up routine which will guarantee they’ll never feel limited at the drums again (see the video in the 'Multimedia' section).
Advanced students can concentrate on the Extras sections, learning how to adapt what they already know in more complex ways so that they can play a greater variety of rhythmic ideas.
Drummers of all abilities will benefit from working through the T-I-M-E Drum System in its entirety and gain a fully rounded perspective on playing the drums.
I can also take students through the Rockschool Board of drum grades, and currently I have a 100% pass rate. Above all though, the aim is to…have fun when you drum!!
TUITION COSTS - I offer tuition in the comfort of your own home. I also offer a free initial ‘consultation’ to meet and chat about your drumming, and to listen to each other play. I have found 45 minutes to be the right length for a one-to-one lesson, and I charge £80 for four lessons (£90 if you are outside central Cambridge) paid on the first of each four. I offer lessons at 4.15, 5.30 and 6.45, Monday–Thursday.
Here is the complete list of songs which I take students through in lessons -
LED ZEPPELIN Kashmir (excerpt)
AUDIOSLAVE I Am The Highway
THE POLICE Every Breath You Take
DIRE STRAITS So Far Away
MICHAEL JACKSON Beat It
BON JOVI Wanted Dead or Alive
ACDC Back in Black
QUEEN We Will Rock You (live)
GREEN DAY When September Ends
ALICE IN CHAINS Down In A Hole
MOTLEY CRUE Public Enemy #1
LED ZEPPELIN Stairway to Heaven (excerpt)
QUEEN Radio Ga Ga
DURAN DURAN Planet Earth
ALANNAH MYLES Black Velvet
TOTO Hold the Line
FLEETWOOD MAC Don't Stop
LED ZEPPELIN When the Levee Breaks
NIRVANA Smells Like Teen Spirit
LED ZEPPELIN Immigrant Song
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Suck My Kiss
JOURNEY Don't Stop Believing
DEEP PURPLE Smoke on the Water
MOTLEY CRUE Wildside
RUSH Big Money (excerpt)
RUSH 2112 (excerpt)
IRON MAIDEN Ides of March
LED ZEPPELIN Fool in the Rain
IRON MAIDEN Where Eagles Dare
METALLICA Eye of the Beholder
DREAM THEATER Pull Me Under
PANTERA Use My Third Arm
VAN HALEN Hot For Teacher
RUSH Jacob's Ladder
TOTO I Will Remember
DREAM THEATER Dance of Eternity
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