One-On-One Drum Lessons
Face to face or online
I am accepting a number of students face to face at my teaching studio in Edgware in North West London. Contact me to enquire about a suitable slot.
Taking online lessons is easy and convenient. Find out how it all works. Contact me to book an online lesson today.
I’m an enthusiastic drum teacher with more than a decade’s experience. I’m very passionate about music and education.
Drum Lessons in Edgware, North West London
I teach drums in person at my studio in Edgware. It’s 5 minutes from Edgware Tube station and easily accessible to students in North-West London.
Online Drum Lessons
I offer one-on-one online drum lessons. Online lessons work really well. Learn to play from the comfort of your own home with a passionate teacher with years of experience. I have an enhanced DBS (formally known as a CRB) certificate. I am accepting new students and am available to anyone in the world who speaks English.
I teach online drum lessons on Zoom or Skype which are the best video communication services for music lessons in my experience. If you don’t have any experience using Zoom or Skype, don’t worry, I will give you a free tech setup lesson to help get up and drumming.
07828 845 047
About The Lessons
Learning As A Beginner
If you’ve never hit a drum in your life but the urge is upon you, now’s the time to start. Drum lessons are amazing fun and you can start learning at almost any age. I’ll introduce you to the proper technique, teach you to read music, help you learn a wide variety of styles including rock, pop, R&B, jazz and more and help you develop your own style and musicality.
Do you feel like there are areas of your playing that need improvement? Do you need to change gear and take your playing to the next level? Want to learn a new style? Come and have a lesson or two and see if I can help you find a new perspective. I can help to resolve issues that might be holding you back in terms of technique, vocabulary, independence & coordination, posture. I am interested in issues around grip and stroke and can help you play more consistently and with better attack, tone and groove.
I teach many styles of music including rock, pop, R&B, funk, jazz and have even been known to dabble in reggae, ska and latin.
Topics of Study
Lessons include the study of general musicianship, beats and fills, music reading, stick technique, grip, rudiments, independence and coordination, drum tuning, good posture and a relaxed approach to playing.
Graded Exams For Drums
Where I Teach
I teach online mostly using Zoom but can use Skype or whatever you fancy trying. That means I can teach anyone anywhere in the world. From Azerbaijan to Zambia, if you’d like to work with me, I am happy to teach you.
I teach face to face lessons at my studio in Edgware. Easy access for anyone in North-West London including Mill Hill, Colindale, Edgware, Stanmore, Finchley, Hendon, Golders Green, Wembley, Harrow, Neaseden, Cricklewood, Kingsbury, Barnet, Borehamwood.
Experienced Drum Teacher
Teaching drums has been my full time occupation since 2008. Prior to that I taught part-time for more than a decade. I am a dedicated and passionate teacher and I love sharing my knowledge of the instrument and the music I love (and the music I hate sometimes too). I’ve been studying and playing drums since I was ten and I still love learning. I’ve been fortunate enough to have studied with some illustrious players and teachers including the wonderful Ralph Salmins, the funky Ash Soan, the rambunctious Billy Ward and the no-nonsense Todd Bishop. My current teacher is Asaf Sirkis who has been a huge inspiration to me as a player and a teacher.
I am an experienced live drummer with great time and supportive playing style. I am reliable and have a professional manner and give my best with every performance.
Available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate functions, parties, shindigs, hootenannies and fandangos.
Experienced studio drummer with many hours of recording under my belt. Click trained and producer friendly. I own a good selection of snares and cymbals and I love playing for the song. Consistent and solid.
Styles of Music
I am well versed in most popular styles of music including rock (light and heavy), pop, funk, soul, R&B, ska, reggae, jazz, Jewish music and so on.
Real Drums Recorded
Need live drum tracks for your recording? Bespoke multitrack drum recordings can be a huge improvement over “cut & paste” loop based tracks.
Studio Recording & Audio Production Coaching and Advice
Help you make a great recording – live drums can’t be beat! Take advantage of my experience recording real drums. I can help you achieve better results with drum recording. Whether you need help with mic selection and placement, production ideas, tuning and set up of drums or mixing and processing, I can help you improve your results with recording live drums.
Latest Blog Posts
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Here’s the drum chart I made for Prisoner by Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa. It’s a big hit and my students have really enjoyed working on it. A really fun chart to learn, it’s got a few s…