All lessons are charged per 30 minutes
Special Introductory Rate:
£15.00 for first 1 hour lesson
50% Discount for each successfully booked referral
I teach in a quiet and comfortable environment in a bespoke cabin studio in Mullion on The Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall. I have 15 years of one to one, drum kit, hand percussion and guitar teaching experience and there is no better feeling than being able to pass on my knowledge to an aspiring musician.
All ages and abilities welcome, with a special introductory rate and discounts for any referrals made.
I am able to travel a “reasonable” distance, if you would prefer lessons in your own environment for an extra £5 plus 45p per mile, return trip, travel expenses.
I am a full member of the Musicians Union, DBS checked and I have public liability insurance cover.
DRUMS & PERCUSSION
In the studio you will be using Alesis Crimson Electric drums with realistic mesh heads; It really is a modern approach to learning the drums. Your technique can be perfected on these amazingly sensitive drums without the need for ear defenders! In the studio, I am sat next to you with my own demonstration drums. I’m with you all the way to teach, guide, support, mentor and have fun.
Drumming has to be predominantly fun.
The studio has superfast broadband with a monitor linked to the internet to search for master classes, tutorials and audio/videos of songs that interest the student to help learn from, inspire and play along with.
As well as these modern methods, I still value the tried and tested teaching practices of old. I focus on technique, stick grip, and I endeavour to embed the importance of the 'nuts and bolts' rudiments from which all drumming comes from.
From the get-go, you will start to read drum music and be introduced to the larger world and language of music notation and theory. This is very much student led, and we work together at your own pace. We mainly work from the Trinity/Guildhall Drumkit and Snare drum grade books. There is no pressure for students to take exams or grades, however, if this is an avenue you wish to pursue then I am happy to guide you, I have a 100% pass rate for those students who have wanted to take them.
There is also the opportunity to learn different drumming techniques on hand drums, mainly the djembé, daraboukka, and bongos.
I like to help absolute beginners of guitar to get comfortable holding and understanding the fundamentals of the instrument. I teach the basics of string names, tuning, finger positioning, notes on the fretboard, picking and stumming and I look at the first open chords and barre chords.
Learning a new instrument can be daunting but it can be so rewarding and with a little help and guidance, confidence can be gained and you can then decide yourself at which level you wish to continue at.