All ages, levels and abilities.
A well designed and thoughtful programme.
Fully equipped studio.
Emphasis on creativity and playing to music.
Lessons are catered towards your needs and goals.
"It's great to learn from someone who is clearly a very talented drummer, and also a patient and encouraging teacher." - L. Winder
The initial lessons focus on having fun and getting your child comfortable with the instrument, while listening to and playing along to music
£25 for 30mins
STARTER LESSON PACKAGE
£110 (5 x 30min lessons)
FUN & INSIRING
"I have been most impressed by the professionalism and joy with which John approaches every day of teaching at our school." R. McKoy (Head of music)
HOME VISIT DRUM LESSONS
Lessons in the comfort of your own home.
Hourly lessons at normal rate with added travel costs (depending on location).
You will be required to provide your own equipment (ie. drum kit, electronic kit, etc)
Equipment may be provided. Ask for further info.
"John's lessons are always very clear and well-thought out and the material very well chosen."
**FREE 30min Introductory Lesson**
What you will need:
1) Zoom Application - https://zoom.us/signup
2) Good WiFi connection (preferably ethernet cable)
3) Electronic or acoustic drum kit
4) Sound set up in Zoom: 'Suppress Background Noise' must be set to 'low'
5) Camera angle - best position enables me to see your face, hands and drums (see vid at 3:05)
Watch the video for more info.
THE TEACHING PROGRAMME
What You Will Learn
TIMING/TIMEKEEPING - The most important element of drumming
TECHNIQUE - how we play (grip, position, motion, etc)
COORDINATION - The limbs working together
STYLES - The culture and evolution of drumming (Rock, Jazz, Reggae, etc)
REPERTOIRE - The tunes & songs we play
VOCABULARY - The language of drumming (eg. grooves & fills)
READING - understanding and interpret the dots
CONCEPTS - phrasing, polyrhythms, odd time signatures, metric modulation, soloing, etc
A lesson on the 4 main strokes in drumming
Having been a self taught drummer I can honestly say that starting to take lessons with John was one of the best musical decisions I have ever made!!!! Within 6 months of working with John I could already use a far better vocabulary and the guys in the band can confirm this. John is an excellent listener and will make sure you get the best use from your time. He is also one of the nicest guys and makes the whole process fun and enjoyable. He has helped me out with technique, vocabulary, my own music where I've been stuck and the absolute most important thing...... How to practice to make the best use of my time between classes. The lesson plan is well structured according your abilities with a view to achieving your long term goals.
If your thinking of taking lessons I would highly recommend John.