Links

Here is a bunch of links to stuff that is useful or interesting:

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Music Stuff I Do

Ebony & Ivory – NW London’s finest music school, situated in leafy Colindale, where I teach.

The Astrojets – Blues and soul band for whom I provide the grooves.

The Skamonics – Fantastic London Ska band with whom I play on occasion.

The Apocryphalites – Another fantastic London Ska band I dep for.

In The Pocket Band Workshops – Music workshops for kids and adults run with my colleague Rodrigo Lemos.

Rigaudon Music – Classical music for all occasions for whom I have recorded demos.

JPF Amplification – If you need your amp repairing, do what the pros do and go see these guys on Denmark Street. Their amazing custom amp range has been launched to great acclaim! I am involved in recording for them, website developing and have an ongoing band relationship with Prof. Frank the amp guru.

Mill Hill Music Complex – NW London’s premier rehearsal rooms.

Drummer Friends

Max Roache – a drum and piano teacher, a busy live and studio drummer and all around talented guy. A member of The Heartstrings. 

Joel Rothman – Veteran teacher and writer of an incredible catalogue of books that have something for every drum teacher and student. I use Joel’s books in my teaching practise.

Jake Burton – Multi-talented drummer and drum teacher based in Nashville, Tennessee. Some great free drum lessons on his site.

Ben Teniswood – Melbourne based drummer and drum teacher who has some great articles, lessons and videos on his site.

Drumming sites

Mike Dolbear – The UK’s leading drummer’s website and one of the best worlwide.

Billy Ward – Home to the legendary teacher and a nice community of drummers.

Drum Channel – Awesome site with educational videos from some of the biggest names in drumming. Plenty of free content.

The Black Page – Fantastic online drumming magazine featuring interviews, reviews and lessons.

Prof. Sound’s Drum Tuning Bible – Essential reading for all drummers.

Drum Bum – Stupendous archive of links to online drum lessons.

Drumteachers.co.uk – Directory of UK Drum Teachers

Justmusicteachers.co.uk – My profile on that site.

Music Teachers

Nim Sadot – An experienced bass teacher dedicated to helping people reach their bass-playing goals.

Yuriy Chubarenko – Talented and dedicated Piano and Accordion teacher based in Kensington.

Recording sites

Tape Op – Great messageboard for home and project studio enthusiasts.

Gearslutz – Amazingly helpful forum for recording enthusiasts of all skill levels.

The Womb – Where the pros like to hang (and laugh at the noobs).

Ethan Weiner’s DIY Acoustics page – Disturbingly comprehensive info on DIY acoustic treatment for your studio or listening room.

Online Music Resources

Soundcloud – The latest way to send music around the interwebs.

Bandcamp – the best site I have seen that gives you free tools to create a presence on the web, including selling downloads.

Emusic.com – Great subscription service to non-DRM MP3’s.

Bands for Hire – Book bands or hire musicians, entertainers & much more for your UK Wedding or Event…

Lastminutemusicians.com is packed full of wedding entertainment ideas and everything you need to organise your next party or event!

Services

Aid 2 Hearing – Provides custom moulded earplugs essential for musician’s hearing protection.

Other Goodies

Long Oblong Web DesignMy web designing alter-ego. Affordable websites for businesses including ecommerce.

Angel Shoe ShineProfessional shoe shine service for offices, events, private clubs, hotels and other businesses.

Peter Kirk Live – The best in live entertainment from Devon.

Ospalla – In The Raw – My sister is a very talented raw and vegan chef.