National Diploma Music Performance
Grade 8 Drums - Distinction
All styles inc.
Heavy Rock / Metal
Beginners to Advanced
Lawrence Giles is a twenty-six year old professional musician and educator. He has played drums for fourteen years, progressing to grade eight within the first five. Since then he has been performing professionally for eight years both in the UK and internationally.
He began his career touring the UK with numerous acts/companies, playing and performing in a variety of styles.
Having cut his teeth on the professional scene, Lawrence launched L G DRUM LESSONS in 2015 offering 1-to-1 private drum
lessons in Chesterfield, Sheffield and surrounding areas. Lessons are taught to ages 6+ from beginner right through to advanced
L G DRUM LESSONS has gone from strength to strength proving extremely popular with all ages receiving glowing reviews from
parents and adult learners alike. Lessons are catered to your needs and adapted to your learning style offering a variety of fun
games and exercises for all ages to learn in a relaxed environment. You can even learn in the comfort of your own home with a
home visit tuition service available!
Lawrence's extensive experience means that he can provide students with an insight into what it takes to become a well rounded
drummer. Here is what you can expect to learn in your lessons:
- Drum Kit Knowledge
- Drum Kit Notation
- Techniques & Posture
- Performance Preparation
- Music Styles
- Games & Exercises
“My 8 year old boy has had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first was at the studio and the second was a home lesson. Both times myself and my wife have found Lawrence to be the perfect balance of professional and friendly. He is easy to approach and speak to and very patient with my boy. After two lessons I would have thought my son would have just been making 'noise' but that is not the case. Further more, he has always answered any questions asked even by myself and after the sessions over he gives our child practice work to learn until the next lesson and explains to us what the work is so we are on the same page. Lawrence works with you with your time schedule in co-operation with his and it feels like he actually wants his students to do well more than 'just making money' which is nice to feel like you are not just another customer or number.
I would 100% recommend getting in touch with LG Drum Lessons if you are thinking about drum lessons for yourself or someone you know.” (Mez, Chesterfield)
“I'm an old bird learning a new trick!!! Lawrence has the patience of a saint and I'm getting there slowly!! My 7 year old daughter is picking it up so well and it's all credit to Lawrence.” (Shelly, Chesterfield)
“Loving my drumming lessons! Really great teacher. Very accommodating, patient and brings everything to you if you need it.
Cannot recommend enough....can't wait for my next lesson!” (Michaela, Chesterfield)
“Lawrence is both a talented drummer himself and a patient dedicated teacher. He has made every effort to keep my son engaged and he learns something new each week and Lawrence has even managed to incorporate a song my son really wanted learn into the weekly lessons. My son thinks he is the very best. I would thoroughly recommend.” (Kate, Chesterfield)
“Lawrence's energy and enthusiasm is positively infectious. He communicates his precision skills with passion. He has helped my son achieve his grade 1 & 3 drums to a very high standard!" (Jon, Chapel En Le Frith)
“A great teacher. Lawrence understands my 5year old and is able to adapt thelesson accordingly. We've been very happy.” (Neil,Bolsover)
“Fantastic teacher! Very patient and great manner with kids! My daughter aged 5 loves her drum lessons with Lawrence. Highly
recommended!!!! “ (Fiona, Bolsover)
“Excellent drummer and teacher felt so at ease on my first lesson and every lesson since has been brilliant highly recommended as a teacher.” (Dave, Chesterfield)
“My 9 year old son has recently started lessons here. Lawrence is an amazing teacher so patient and professional. He is an
awesome teacher.” (Louise, Chesterfield)
“Awesome tuition. Wish I could drum like him!!” (Darren, Chesterfield)
“Lawrence Giles is an extremely natural drummer with phenomenal technique. He is fun, enthusiastic and keen to teach both adults and children. Having worked with Lawrence many times, I would highly recommend him as both a session musician and teacher.” (Joel, Director Inspire Music)
“Great to take the same stage as Lawrence, fantastic drummer. Would recommend to anybody wanting to learn.” (Aidan, Steelworks Studios, Sheffield)
“As I've said many times, Behind every great band there is an even greater drummer and this young man, proves my point,
Lawrence is a "total pro" and I'm sure anyone who is lucky enough to employ him will feel reassured that he is in control, firmly, in the driving seat. Thank you Lawrence ,a real pleasure to work with" (Peter Howarth, The Hollies)
“Fantastic drummer and a pleasure to be around. Learning from a true pro!” (Rupert, Chesterfield)
“One of my best students from years ago and now a great teacher . Best wishes and good luck with the teaching school!” (Mike, Gloucestershire)
“One of the best drummers around! Lawrence is an excellent musician and tutor.” (Oliver, Chesterfield)
“Best drummer I know and his teachings are second to none.” (Ben, Gloucestershire)
“Worked with Lawrence when he was session Drummer for the band The Iconyx. A pleasure to work with excellent drummer, great tight playing to a click, was great for me not having to do any editing which is quite often the way, can highly recommend to anyone needing a pro Drummer for either Live or Studio work. I look forward to working with you in the future.” (Shaun, Stoke)
“It is and has been a great pleasure working with Lawrence over the past year for numerous projects with several of my clients in the recording studio, for live work and broadcast. He is a gifted, talented and most competent drummer and has a sound knowledge of music in general. Lawrence also has a professional work ethic, is driven, conscientious, plus he has a most pleasing personality, making him a perfect band member. In my opinion, this young man has a very bright future. I recommend Lawrence highly and look forward to working with him a great deal in the future for live and studio based work.” (Lisa, Celebrity PR, London)
"Lawrence Giles is an extremely talented and gifted musician. His ability to transform himself as a performer to any style of music separates him from the rest. A fantastic live player, reader and studio musician. Lawrence will always be my first call" (Zak, Record Producer, LA)
“I have had the pleasure of working with Lawrence on numerous occasions. His technical ability and commitment to each project is never a concern and always unquestionable. What makes him unique and a great asset is his friendship and likeability. Always prepared to get his head down and work, and always there with some light relief when the moment calls.This guy can play! I look forward to our next collaboration.” (Michael, Singer/Songwriter, London)
"Lawrence Giles is a drummer I have worked with on a number of musical projects, primarily my popular function band We Have You Covered (www.coveredband.com). Lawrence is not only a fantastic musician but a hardworking, diligent player. His versatility and willingness truly sets him apart and he is a true asset to any project. His experience dealing with a variety of band environments, his exemplary work-ethic and the fact that he is a wonderful drummer (as well as a lovely guy) means he comes highly recommended." (Adam, Covered Music, Chesterfield)
Lawrence was a student at South Devon College from 09/08 until 07/10.
Lawrence was an outstanding student working to the highest level with our drum tutor Dave Cartwright. He was one of the only
students that demonstrated the skills and determination to succeed in the highly competitive music environment. He has shown all the necessary skills as a drummer/percussionist to enable him to survive and excel in the industry. Most importantly he is determined to succeed in the music performance world and will easily do so. He has demonstrated:
Great technical skill, Rock, pop, jazz, funk styles, good reading ability, professional and likeable manner
Amazing potential. I would and will be happy to employ Lawrence in the future myself.” (Phil, Music Teacher, South Devon)
"Lawrence arrived in the session with his drums well tuned and in good order. He knew the song well, having done his home work. He was very accommodating to input from both the client and myself - who engineered the session. Excellent drummer to work with. Looking forward to working with him again!" (Karl, Queens Ark Studio, Manchester)
Drum lessons in Chesterfield & Sheffield. Home visit tuition also available.
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
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