In association with
Mr Matthew Woodward
Mr Matthew Woodward

Qualifications:
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Instruments: Drumset / drumkit
Genre/Style(s): Afrobeat, Funk, Post-Punk, Indie, Jazz, New Wave, Free
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


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Email: [email protected]

CURRENT OCCUPATION: Drum Teacher - Priesthorpe School, Leeds // Library Officer at Leeds Music & Performing Arts Library

PLAYING DRUMS SINCE: 1990

TEACHING DRUMS SINCE: 2000

LOCATION: LEEDS UK

RATES: £25.00 per one-hour lesson

TEACHING LOCATION: Armley, Leeds (or) student's residence

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/mattcissy

CURRENT BANDS: GALAXIANS // AZORES // ACTON LOW

PREVIOUS BANDS: THE DRAGON RAPIDE (Leeds UK) / ORIGAMI (San Francisco USA / Melbourne AUSTRALIA) / THE LAPSE (New York USA) / KITO (North East UK) / TWO OUT OF THREE RULE (London UK) / SOFAHEAD (Darlington UK) and more.

TOURED IN: USA / UK / FRANCE / BELGIUM / GERMANY / CZECH REPUBLIC / POLAND / DENMARK / ITALY / SLOVAKIA / SLOVENIA / SWITZERLAND / LUXEMBOURG / AUSTRIA / NETHERLANDS / HUNGARY

TEACHING DETAILS: Beginners / Intermediate / Advanced / Theory / Grades / All ages / Rudiments / All genres and styles / Sight-reading / Tuning / Set-up / Technique etc

PERSONAL PROFILE:

I have played drums since 1990 and have played in around 40 bands since then, performing live, composing, touring, and recording across the UK and Europe (also USA in 2001). I have played numerous styles including jazz, pop, post-punk, metal, punk, hardcore, dance, Americana, indie etc.

I secured my first job teaching drum classes in 2007 when I took up the post of Teacher of Drum Kit at North Leeds Music Centre in Leeds. There I taught classes of up to 8 students of all ages and backgrounds. I took up the post of Drum Teacher at Priesthorpe School in Pudsey (between Leeds and Bradford), where I teach Year 7 - Year 11 pupils.

My teaching style is informal but involved, with the emphasis on individuality, expression, melody, style and freedom. I encourage my students to approach the drum set as a melodic rhythmic instrument, to discover both their creative and expressive ranges and to listen to as many different kinds of music as possible. I believe that the key to becoming a good musical drummer and good musician is to embrace as much style and content as possible, from traditional approaches to more contemporary ideas. I encourage my students to be musical and to develop a keen ear for what is appropriate, relevant and contextual. I also encourage my students to be free-thinkers, to develop their own ideas and to play the way they want to play, not necessarily the way tradition dictates.

I have an up-to-date CRB certificate.

Contact Matthew

Address: Leeds
Yorkshire (West)
LS4 2RE
Phone: 07944649952
Mobile: 07944649952
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £12.50

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