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Mr Sam Gardner
Mr Sam Gardner

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BA Honours Jazz, 1st class
Fully accredited teacher status
Fully CRB checked in London, Yorkshire and Derbyshire
Instruments: Drum Kit
Double Bass
Bass Guitar
Genre/Style(s): Jazz
Latin American
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Skills and areas I teach:

Drum kit (all genres)
Double bass (classical and jazz)
Bass guitar (rock and pop)
Technical studies
Ensemble playing
Sight reading
Indian improvisation
African drumming
Latin percussion
IT skills, operation of Cubase and Sibelius (sequencing, arranging and notation software)

I teach from my music room on Highfield Avenue, right next to Brent Cross tube station with easy access from the North Circular road, M1 A1 and A41. The room is fully equipped with acoustic drums, double bass, amplification and CD player! I can travel to teach for an extra £5.

Career history:

Currently delivering instrumental and whole class teaching at 7 schools and Academies in NW London
Leader and co-ordinator of 'Rhythmatic' drum ensemble
Leader and co-ordinator of residential creative music workshops with the Quaker Noodle-Link group
Group workshops on rhythm and improvisational techniques at HEART centre, Leeds
Co-founder of and educator for Leeds based group IMOWI (Indian Music On Western Instruments)
Workshops on Indian classical music at Newbold Community School, Eskdale School
Workshops on Indian rhythm with the Derbyshire City & County Youth Wind Band
Improvisation workshops at HEART centre jazz summer school - watch, listen and read about me here! - watch and listen to my own band Samadhi here!

The joy of music making is at the core of my teaching practice. I love to play, I love to teach and inspiring young musicians is my passion!

I am a professional musician living and working in London and around the UK. I have extensive experience touring the UK and Europe in a wide variety of styles including Jazz, Pop and Rock, Heavy Metal, Latin music (Afro-Cuban and Brazillian) and Indian Classical music.

I have over 10 years of teaching and have taught in over 15 different schools, teaching one to one and running ensembles and music classes. I have experience working with students of all ages, from primary right up to old age pensioners and I have worked with students with learning difficulties, ADHD, Autism and Profound and Multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

I understand the music industry in and out and I will equip you with the practical skills you need to become a professional musician! Or if you prefer just to have a bit of fun we can do that too!

Contact Sam

Address: Mount Park Crescent
Greater London
W5 2RR
Phone: 07515154285
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00

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