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Drum lessons Information

Where my lessons are located If you wish to come to me
  Home Studios
12 Seymour Drive
Bromley
Kent
BR2 8RE

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Bromley Common bus garage is at the junction of Hastings Road and Lower Gravel Road. This is a two minute walk from my house. There are quite a few bus routes that pass this point.

Where my lessons are located If you wish to come to Ascape Studio
  Ascape Studios
Unit 4, 21 Waldo Road
Bromley
Kent
BR1 2QX

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Lesson duration
I offer drum lessons either at my own home studio on a full sizes electronic drum kit or at the students home if they have their own kit. I can also teach at Ascape Studios on an acoustic drum kit if prefered. I usually teach 30, 60 or 90 minute lessons. Longer lessons are possible if required but for most students, especially beginners, 60 minute lessons are usually enough. The students are free to have their lessons as frequently as it suits them and are not obligated to have them at regular intervals.

Small children usually find 60 minute lessons a bit long and start to lose concentration. My normal advice for them is to only have 30 minute lessons ideally once a week.

If a student would like lessons in their own home or prefer lessons on an acoustic drum kit at Ascape Studios 60 minutes is the minimum lesson charge. Also for me to visit them it has to be within a reasonable distance for me to travel. I am based at Seymour Drive, Bromley Common and consider a 15 to 20 minute drive to a students home to be reasonable. I am prepared to travel further distances but would obviously have to charge accordingly.

I prefer students if possible to come to my studio for lessons as it saves me traveling time, therefore giving me more time to fit in extra students. It also benefits the student as my studio is equipped with drum machines, amps and computer programs like Guitar Pro and Guitar and Drum trainer. Guitar Pro is mainly a guitar tab program but also has drum tabs that can help learning songs and allows me to give the student tab files in PDF form of any songs they are leaning. Guitar and Drum Trainer is a program that allows me to slow songs down, re tune them and create loops for playing along to. All of these benefits make lessons in my studio far more enjoyable and productive.

What I teach

I tailor my lessons to each students requirements. If they only want me to teach them how to drum along to their favourite songs then that is what I do. If on the other hand they want to learn how to play various styles and rhythms, and how to play rolls and fills then I teach them what they need to know and the techniques necessary.

My personal style is Rock and Blues through to Heavy Metal but I can teach the basics of Rock, Blues, Rock and Roll, Heavy Metal (including double pedal), Grunge, Punk, 60's Soul, Funk, Reggae, Pop and most other types of music.

l can teach playing to a click for better time keeping if required which helps with the ability to play to click tracks whether live or in recording. I can also teach how to improvise various rhythms and rhythmical styles including suitable rolls and fills to help a students ability to improvise in jams and live performances. This can also help their ability to come up with interesting rhythms and fills if they should ever join a band writing original songs.

Whatever I teach I always try to make the lessons as much fun as possible while still motivating the student and helping them advance their playing in whatever direction they want. If they like, once a student reaches a level where they can play in a band situation I may be able to organize a jam session with some of my guitar and bass students. This will depend on what style they are playing and what suitable students I have at that time.

If a student is interested in taking qualifications in drumming I recommend the Rockschool graded music exams and I can teach them the sight reading and everything they need to know to enter the exams. These are held at Ascape Studios in Bromley at regular intervals. For more information on Rockschool exams there is a link to their website on the links page. I am also happy to help anyone working on other grading systems to prepare for their exams.

For any other information on what I can teach please contact me from the contact page.


My rates
Duration
Venue
Price per lesson
Price for 5 lessons
30 minutes
At my home studio
£17.50
£75.00
60 minutes
At my home studios
£30.00
£120.00
60 minutes
At your home
£40.00
£170.00
60 minutes
At Ascape studios
£40.00
£170.00

The price is payable at the end of the lesson if you are paying one lesson at a time. The payment for 5 lessons is payable at the end of the first lesson leaving 4 more to be taken at your convenience. Unfortunately at this time I cannot accept Credit Cards or Cheque payments but will need to be paid in cash.
Please note all lesson fees are non refundable. When you pay for a block of lessons you commit to the whole block. This is why you receive the discount. If you then decide you no longer want the lessons you will not be able to get a refund on any unused lessons. You would however be able to transfer them to someone else so long as you inform me that you wish to do so.

All prices are subject to change without prior notice so please contact me to double check you have the most current up to date price.


If you wish to book a lesson or for more information, please go to the contact page.

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