About Me


Welcome to my website.  After receiving both Covid jabs, I am now able resume one to one drum lessons, so give a shout and I'll get you playing to your favorite tracks in no time!  As you know, Covid-19 forced many people to change and adapt the way they work and I was 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.  If you're intrigued how things turned out, have a browse through the timeline pictures of the build by clicking on the New Drum Room tab above (use the image gallery on the right if you're on a laptop and above, if using a mobile).  I even managed to get a double Mark Bass cabinet and the piano in too, result!  In addition to private tuition, I also offer online drum lessons, simply click on the Zoom link above to book your first taster lesson.

For those who don't know me, I am a Banbury based drum teacher.  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 also teach privately at 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.  

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 offer studio session work. My teaching style is relaxed, professional and individually 'tailored' to each student.