It is essential
for Parents to know that their children are taught in a safe environment. As a Parent myself, I fully appreciate the importance
of this. Therefore, I keep an up to date "Enhanced Disclosure" Certificate from The Criminal Records Bureau. This checks the
subject's suitability for work involving Children, and highlights any criminal activities in their past.
· I teach in a purpose-built sound proofed Studio, fully heated.
· The Studio contains the following AV equipment:-
2 x Mackie 12 Channel Mixing Desks, 2 x P4 PC's with Cubase VST + Wavelab
recording software, DVD + Video facilities for educational use, Yamaha Clickstation Electronic Metronome.
contains a Roland Electronic Drum kit for general tuition, as well as a Yamaha Acoustic Drum Kit and LP Percussion (Congas
+ Bongos). I also teach double pedal, and have pedals by Tama and Mapex. I have
a number of drum machines and Electronic Drum modules.
I tend to
run lessons "back to back", so have little flexibility for latecomers. In the event of Cancellation of a lesson, 24 Hours
notice is required. If less than 24 hours notice is given, 50% of the lesson fee is payable. If less than two hours notice
is given for cancellation - the full lesson fee is payable.
some of the books used:- Art of the Drummer, Buddy Rich Snare Drum Rudiments, Dave Hassell Graded
book, Andy Leask Rock Book. I also use Videos + DVD's to help demonstrate Technique. Here's
some examples:- Neil Peart - Work in Progress, Thomas Lang – Creative Control,
Steve Smith - Drumset Technique, Carter Beauford - Under the table and drumming, Dave Weckl
- How to develop technique and Mike Portnoy - Liquid Drum Theater.
rates are currently £24 per pupil per hour. For Group Lesson rates, please enquire. Also, please
note that rates will increase this year to £25 per hour from July 1st 2005.
I also teach at the Mary Hare Grammar School in Newbury, for Deaf Children, and have now started to offer assistance
to some of my pupils on Graded Exams and GCSE prep. Please contact me if you would like some more information about Drum Tuition.