All private lessons are taught on a one to one basis in my Drum Studio, where I do my best to make sure there is a relaxed, fun and stress-free environment. I teach all ages and abilities, current students range from age 5 to 50.  I also teach in various schools in the local area including Northowram Primary School, Crossley Heath and Ryburn Valley High School, which has given me a great deal of experience in teaching younger students.

I will tailor lessons to best suit every individual student whether they are an aspiring musician or just wanting to drum for fun. I also teach all styles and genres of music from Latin to Hip-Hop.

If students wish to taked graded exams I work from the Rockschool syllabus and have a successful pass rate from grades 1 to 8.

Common Topics covered in lessons depending on age and students abilities are listed below.

  • Rudiments
  • Basic Groove Studies
  • Understanding Time
  • Fills and Phrasing
  • Beat Displacement
  • Polyrhythms

As always, the exact topics are dependent on the student’s interests.  I also understand the importance of playing along regularly to contemporary music that fits with the students tastes, and this can form a key part of understanding the role rhythm and drumming plays in music.

If you want to know any more about my teaching methods and pricing structure, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (weplaydrums [AT] gmail [DOT] com) or phone (07877 950445).