About Me



Welcome to my website!  As you know, Covid-19 has forced many people to change and adapt the way they work and I'm no exception.  So, after 2 seconds thought, I made the decision to convert my garage into a new drum room (man cave) and music studio, which is now complete. I've had my Covid vaccination
(click on the image gallery on the right if you're on a laptop and above, on a mobile) but can't teach face to face yet but I will however, resume drum lessons for new and existing students one on one, when restrictions are relaxed and allow me to do so.  If you're intrigued how things turned out, have a browse through the timeline pictures of the build by clicking the New Drum Room link above.  I even managed to get a double Mark Bass cabinet and the piano in too, result!  In the meantime, I am taking bookings for online lessons.  Just click on the Zoom link above to book your first taster lesson.

For those who don't know me, 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, professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.