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Mr Joel Birch-Machin
Mr Joel Birch-Machin

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BA (Hons) Community Music (2:2) - University of Sunderland (course based at Sage Gateshead)
Grade 8 Drumkit (Trinity Guildhall) - Merit
Grade 6 Piano (ABRSM) - Pass
Grade 5 Music Theory (ABRSM) - Merit
Instruments: Drums
Genre/Style(s): Rock
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


If you want to learn the drums, or you already play and want to learn much more about this wonderful instrument, then look no further! I've been playing the drums for 13 years, and would love to share my percussive knowledge for those who are keen to learn, no matter what age.

I have great experience performing live, and I have collaborated with a number of famous artists, such as Imogen Heap, Sam Carter and Kevin Robinson (out of Simply Red) at Sage Gateshead with the BA (Hons) Community Music Degree Choir.

As far as playing drums live, I have played with Coast Praise as part of their Annual Worship Celebration at the Playhouse in Whitley Bay, and at Outpouring UK, a celebratory prophetic worship event at Wallsend Hall.

I also play regularly within different church bands across the region, including St. Luke's Newcastle, The Bay Church, and Byker Christian Fellowship situated at Wallsend Hall. Other churches I have performed at in the past include Jesmond Methodist Church, Heaton Baptist Church, and Barnard Castle Methodist Church.

Therefore, I am sure that I could offer advice to help you become a confident drummer within a concert environment, if that is what you want to be.

There will be no pressure on doing exams, so lessons will be very chilled and laid-back, concentrating on exactly what you want out of the drumkit.

I am also happy to give piano lessons from beginner to intermediate level, as I have played piano for 16 years. Thus, like the drumkit, I am experienced and have a good understanding of the instrument. Therefore, I would be very happy to teach piano as well, should you be searching for lessons.

If you're interested in lessons in drumkit, piano, or both, feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

Contact Joel

Address: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne And Wear
Phone: 07429500291
Fee (30 minutes): £7.00
Fee (60 minutes): £14.00

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