Banbury Drum Tuition

PRO Banbury Drum Teacher

About Me


About Me About Me

Welcome to my website! Due to the Covid 19 virus, I am not teaching until the Government has given me the go-ahead to do so. So, if you want to learn how to play the drums, you've come to the right place, it'll just have to be a little later on. Please leave your contact details and I will get in touch with a view to booking in a day and time.

I offer 'private' pro drum lessons, not drum classes, as everyone is an 'individual' in terms of learning new skills. I strongly believe that teaching ‘one on one’ produces ‘by far’ the best results that enable me to adapt and tailor my approach to match each student and their preferred way of learning and processing information. I have the most 5 star reviews of any drum tutor in the Banbury area, so whether it’s drum lessons for adults or drum lessons for kids, as a beginner, I always manage to find a way forward that is both fun and rewarding and not too stressful for each student.

I teach privately at my purpose-built, 'soundproofed' and air-conditioned drum studio located at ePianos Music Academy in Banbury (formerly One Man Band Music Shop in Banbury), St. Johns Priory, Christopher Rawlins Primary School.  I am 'Child Safeguard' certified; click here to view my certificate.  I also hold three 'enhanced' DBS/CRB certificates; click here and here to view all three certificates*. For video directions to the studio, click here.

To view my Public Liability Insurance certificate; click here.  I'm happy to provide references for the above posts. I teach from age 5 upward using varying methods that I have acquired from more than 30 years of classically based education and graduation from The Musicians Institute www.mi.edu in the USA. I teach all aspects of drumming from sight-reading, kit tuning; click track work, equipment maintenance, gigging, sessions and everything else drum related. I also do a lot of improvisational work, playing to all manner of artists.  I have played in many musical set up's from pit orchestra, classical, Jazz, Rock and Fusion mix. I also do studio session work. My teaching style is relaxed, very professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.

Cost


Gear



I teach on two top of the range Roland TD-17 KVX's positioned side by side, so it doesn't matter if you're right or left handed, I have a set up for you.  I also have an acoustic set up for more advanced players but I will be upgrading this in the near future to the Tama 'Star' Maple kit, which is as 'top of the line' as you can get.  

I play both TD-17's through a PA, which designed to take two kits and music playing at the same time, so a whole lot of sound and fun to be had. I also use Vic Firth Stereo Isolation Headphones which are the best you can get and reduce the sound by 25 decibels, so if you're concerned about ear damage, do worry, I have ear the best protection that has been 'specifically' designed by drummers, for drummers and to accommodate all age ranges and sizes.  

Practicing & Articles


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Drum Tuning Basics

Having trouble tuning your drums? Follow this easy drum-tuning guide to get the best sound from your kit

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Having trouble tuning your drums? Follow this easy drum-tuning guide to get the best sound from your kit

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10 Interesting Facts About Drums

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Contact Me


  • 6 Canada Close, Marley Way, Banbury, Oxon OX16 2RD

Online Drum Lessons


Coming soon via Zoom

Online Drum Lessons

If you are interested in online drum lessons, please leave your contact details via the 'Contact Me' form, or call me on 07768 292514 and I'll contact you with details about time slots and equipment needed to conduct the lesson nearer the time of launch. With the world in a bit of a strange place at the moment, organising the technical side of things and structuring the lesson itself, is a little slow, so bare with me.


  • Date: 01/04/2020 08:36 PM
  • Location: Online Event