I have run a successful private teaching practice at my studio near Norwich, offering tuition in drumkit and percussion; piano and electronic keyboards; music technology and production; and music theory since 2007.
In that time, my students have achieved grade exam successes at every level; gone on to study music at A-Level, and at prestigious universities; formed or joined bands; played gigs and recordings of their own; and written and produced their own songs.
I believe that my students benefit hugely from the tuition of a gigging professional with contemporary, real-world music industry experience, and from learning within a professional studio environment from day one. All my skills are road-tested on my own gigs and tours, and are passed on to my students having gained the seal of approval from multiple musical directors and band leaders.
Drumkit & Percussion Tuition
I teach drumkit and percussion students from beginner to advanced level, and I have an excellent record of success with entries for the RSL and Trinity graded exams at all levels. All my lessons are tailored to suit the aims and needs of individual students, with a strong focus on technique and musicianship skills.
I also teach drumkit and percussion in local primary and secondary schools – doing both individual lessons, and group/whole class workshops – and I work as a percussion tutor with Sistema In Norwich.
Piano & Keyboard Tuition
I also teach electronic keyboard as a solo instrument, to the Trinity Guildhall graded exam syllabus – or as a part of a band, including techniques such as sequencing, synthesizer programming, etc.
I also teach piano and electronic keyboard in local schools, and with the Norfolk Keyboard Orchestra.
Music Technology Tuition
I teach music technology to the RSL music production exam syllabus, and students can benefit from the opportunity to hone their skills on top-quality recording equipment in a professional studio environment. My experiences of working on both sides of the console – as a session musician, and as an engineer – help me to prepare my students for a life working in the music industry.
Music Theory Tuition
Although I usually incorporate some elements of music theory into percussion and keyboard lessons, I can also offer separate theory tuition, if needed. I teach music theory to the ABRSM grade exam syllabus – including specialist coaching for instrumental students looking to acquire Grade 5 Theory – and I can also offer extra help with GCSE or A-Level music revision as required.
Whether students are looking to focus on songwriting, composing and arranging music; listening and analysis; or just want to improve their general music knowledge to complement their playing, I’ll be able to help my students gain a better understanding of the theoretical side of music in many different styles.