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Mr Howard Winfield
Mr Howard Winfield

Trinity Guildhall Grade 8 Drum Kit (Distinction) 2012
Rock School Grade 8 Drum Kit 2013
Instruments: Drum Kit (Jazz, Rock, Big Band, Swing, Funk, Prog, Blues, Solos)
Genre/Style(s): Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Rock, Progressive Rock, Funk, Fusion, Blues.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I have been playing the drum kit for 18 years, since I was 8. I can help you to:

- Be completely yourself at the kit
- Free yourself from any insecurities
- Expand your techniques and skills
- Accelerate your growth
- Challenge you to new heights
- Take graded exams (Trinity College or Rockschool) up to Grade 8
- Understand the role of the drummer in different musical contexts
- Be clear about your goals

I can help you if you are just starting out, if you'd like to learn a new genre having played a few years, or if you've been playing for a long time and feel stuck in a rut.

My experiences:

- I've played in various professional jazz bands at university, including the University of East Anglia's Jazz Collective, recording a professional 20-track CD, 'Going Places' in 2017.
- Enthusiastic conductor and drummer for the University of East Anglia Big Band between 2016-17, performing concerts to up to 500 people.
- Musical theatre drummer between 2014-17 for University of East Anglia productions.
- Currently working towards Trinity College's Diploma in Drum Kit at Fellowship level.

As such, my specialisms are in jazz and big band drumming, but I have a love of progressive rock (think Dream Theater...), progressive metal (think Haken...), funk, fusion and blues, so I can support a wide range of drumming styles, as well as most others.

I am happy to teach via Trinity College or Rockschool's graded systems, up to and including Grade 8, but I am equally happy teaching you or your child in a variety of non-graded ways; it is really up to your or their goals in drumming.

I am available to teach via Skype during lock-down.

I offer a basic rate of £30 for a 50 minute lesson, but I can be flexible about lesson length and happy to offer shorter lessons for children - just let me know and we will work something out. I also offer an introductory lesson at half price to assess your needs, skills and whether we are a good match.

Basic DBS Check available on request.

Contact Howard

Address: Devon
Mobile: 07736325735
Fee (50 minutes): £25.00

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