Drum Coaching

Qualifications and drum kit teaching experience.

I am an experienced and successful drumming coach and teacher of drums and percussion, both privately and in music establishments ranging from youth centres and colleges to the University level. My drum kit teaching includes publishing my own successful drum tutorial book/CDs (a best seller on Amazon.co.uk), a drumming DVD, and an online course on Udemy.com. Together with my student and colleague Joel Felsenstein, I have recently launched 'Learn Drums International,' a Facebook online forum for sharing ideas, skills, and information about drumming. My intention is to spread my love, knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of playing the drums to others across the world.

I also run independent drumming workshops, including the history of drums and drumming, playing kit drums, and group Samba drumming. I have extensive experience in the business and administration side of music making, including managing my own bands, promotion, and publicity with successful music grant applications from the Arts Council of England, Welsh Assembly, Greater London Council, The Musicians Union, and more.

Over the years, my career has included many aspects of drumming and the music business:

Trinity College, London - Music Practice Diploma (hons)

Rock School – Drum Kit Grade 8

Studied in Havana, Cuba with Omar Puente

Endosered by Vic Firth and Zyldjian and a member of the Vic Firth Education panel

Studied with Brazilian percussionist Pato Fuentes

Performed with the London School of Samba

Independent studies of Rock, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Latin, and percussion

Attended various Music Business Training courses

Trained in sound recording at Twickenham Film Studios