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SUMMER means...

FREE TRIAL LESSONS!

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER ONLY!

 
 

FREE MUSIC LESSONS 

 

In August and September ONLY, the Leeds Music Academy is offering FREE trial lessons to all students who wish to learn PIANO, GUITAR, DRUMS, BASS, SINGING, UKULELE, VIOLIN, SAXOPHONE AND TRUMPET.

Don't miss out!!

Click here to claim your offer.

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 6th Aug, 1:25pm

Oli Mason - Drum Kit and Percussion Teacher at The Drum Room Studios, Bristol.

Drum tuition in a purpose-built studio where both teacher and student have their own full drum kit to play for the duration of the lesson. I will draw from my life-long study of the drums and share my knowledge with you to take beginners and intermediate drummers up to the professional standard. We can work through the drumming essentials to develop musical technique and exercises to help you achieve your musical goals. Playing along to tracks is a great way to learn, which we can do from the very beginning!

We can also work on any of the following elements of drumming including: stick grip, posture, counting, dynamics, feel, fills, improvisation, creativity, originality, independence, speed, groove, articulation, reading sheet music, preparing for graded examinations and ways to stay motivated to create your own individual style.

Focus on a wide number of genres including Rock, Jazz, Swing, Funk, Metal, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Afro-Beat, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Fusion, Electronic/Breakbeat, Gospel, Contemporary Classical, Flamenco as well as hand-held Percussion instruments and the Cajon.

'The Drum Room' teaching studio has two full drum kits set up with cymbals ready to play and a P.A. system for song/click-track playback, as well as toilet and kitchen facilities. Hour long lessons are £20 and I am currently offering your first half-hour trial with me for absolutely FREE!!! After that you are free to decide when and how often you would like to have lessons with me (if at all), so you really have nothing to loose.

As well as currently teaching a number of dedicated young adults at the Drum Room Studios, I also perform with a diverse range of music projects. I have over 17 years of playing experience as a drummer and percussionist and have played with over 40 bands. I have also been leading workshops and teaching one-to-one since 2012, and have had extensive musical training throughout my education. Upon graduation from University, I freelanced for the Philharmonia Orchestra managing a regional education project called 'MusicLab', where I had a huge amount of experience teaching orchestral music to the very young, the elderly and thousands of members of the general public. I am DBS certified, First Aid and Fire Marshall trained and hold a 1st Class BA: (Hons) Degree in Music: Performance/Composition.

Oli Mason Drum Kit and Percussion Tutor,
The Drum Room Studios,
The Old Malt House,
Little Ann Street,
Bristol,
BS2 9EB.

Please email to arrange your 1st lesson.

Many thanks and happy drumming.


 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 3rd Aug, 4:24pm


1 – 2 – 1 DRUM LESSONS

I am taking on a limited number of 1 – 2 – 1 drum students at my studio in Burnley.

Beginner to Advanced, or even if you just want to come and learn your favourite song.

My studio is equipped with 2 professional drum kits and PA System, it also has heating, CCTV cameras and somewhere for parents to sit in the lesson if they wish to do so.

Why come to me for lessons?

• Musicality & Musicianship
• Learn your favourite song
• Technique
• Versatility/ The ability to play all styles: Rock – Pop – Funk – Jazz – Blues, Etc.
• Reading Skills
• Co – Ordination
• Timing, Feel & Groove, Odd Time Signatures

How much for drum lessons?
30 minutes: £10
60 minutes: £15

Book you first 4 lessons in advance and get one FREE

For more information, please contact me on here or email me at: rick@rickhenry.co.uk

 

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 19th Jul, 4:02pm

Hi Everyone,

Due to expansion of the Business, East Midlands Performing Arts Academy, based in Mansfield now require drum teachers.

All applicants must be grade 6 and above within their discipline, DBS checked and relevant teaching experience. Knowledge of the RSL (Rockschool) syllabus would be preferable.

This post at present is Wednesday evenings 5-9pm + extra cover when required, pay is £14ph.

Would ideally suite working musician or recently qualified graduates, to join our excellent faculty and teaching environment.

All applicants please send CV to info@eastmidlandsperformingarts.com

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 13th Jul, 11:43am
 
Drum Faster Premium Lessons Site Launched
 
Launched in 2017 is the new online drum lesson site from Chris Bowling, Drum Faster. "Having played alongside metal bands such as: Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin and major festivals such as Download Festival I feel it is time for me to give something back to drummers" (Chris Bowling, Drum Faster founder). The website features high quality audio and visuals with clearly explained lessons for players of all levels. 
 
If you join Drum Faster you can expect:
  • New lessons every month 
  • Learn from experienced tutors 
  • Learn at a pace that suits you 
  • A selection of beats, fills and techniques to learn 
  • Courses covering a range of topics to help improve your playing 
  • High quality play along tracks with and without click track
 
Currently you can get your first month of membership for just £10.00
 
 
 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 1st Jul, 3:34pm
 
Rich Wilson and RAW studios are hosting a not be missed drummers weekend in September this year. The event will feature two legends of the UK drum industry Steve White and Craig Blundell. The two day session will see two groups of 12 students spending approx 6 hours with each teacher over the weekend.
 
Places are almost all sold out so this is first come first served basis. (Not recommended for beginners).
 

Craig Blundell endorses Paiste Cymbals

Steve White endroses Vic Firth Sticks

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 2nd Jun, 2:16pm

An Evening With Ash Soan

Event Schedule

Date

Tuesday 30th May, 2017

Venue

The Cavern Club, Mathew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE

Doors

7:30pm

Stage Time

8:00pm - 10:00pm strict, no overrun

With a CV covering artists such as Squeeze, Del Amitri, Seal, Adele, Trevor Horn, Robbie Williams - the list could go on - Ash Soan has become a first-call drummer in a music industry that has shrunk to minimal proportions in terms of sales of recorded media and session recording opportunities. Yes, it's pretty bleak out there, but for a handful of lucky and talented drummers, the phone keeps ringing in an industry that bears little resemblance to the pre-download glory days of old.

One such drummer riding the crest of this difficult wave is the UK's very own Ash Soan and we are pleased to present him for one night only at Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club

If you are interested in learning about what it takes to be a successful session musician in today's lean climate and watching a Master at his craft, then your money will be well spent.

Tickets cost £10.00 each and can be purchased via ADC Drums.

Ash is endorsed by Vic Firth Sticks and Beaters:

 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 8th May, 12:13pm

The Camp

We have an incredible camp lined up this year. Our instructors will be drumming legends Simon Phillips (The Who/Toto) and Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), plus Todd Sucherman (Styx/Brian Wilson) and Will Calhoun (Living Colour/Mike Stern). The camp will run August 4-8 at the world-renowned Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago. All ages - all playing levels.

What You Get

The camp opens on August 4 with an intimate concert at Martyrs' Music Club in Chicago. Two instructors will play with our world-class band of James Genus (Herbie Hancock/Saturday Night Live), Vinny Valentino (George Benson/Vital Information), Stu Mindeman (Kurt Elling), and Chrissi Poland (Sam Moore/Dave Weckl). 

On August 5, you'll sit in a small class of just 15 with one of our four instructors...all day! In the evening, you'll attend a jam where YOU get to play with the band! You then rotate to another instructor for each of the next three days, spending ALL DAY with each! On August 8, we'll close with one more concert at Martyrs', featuring two more drumming instructors and our band! 

Is The Camp Right For You?

The camp attracts kids, teenagers (including those preparing for music school), working adults who only play drums on the side or want to get back into playing, and serious pro drummers. We place you in a small group of 15 drummers who are around the same level as you. So, the only real prerequisite is: you have to be the kind of person who would love the opportunity to sit in a small class with one of these instructors!

And this part is important: the camp is completely non-competitive. We all support each other to get better.

Now entering our 11th year with this camp, I can't tell you how many hugs, handshakes, and e-mails I get after the camp thanking me and the instructors! There's just a great feeling of comradery experiencing something like this - together - and everyone seems to walk away with a ton of ideas to work on - and endless inspiration.

Interested?

You can read more, watch videos, and see what we've done at past camps here: www.drumfantasycamp.com. You can always write to me with any questions here:  questions@drumfantasycamp.com.

I hope to hear from you - and I hope to meet you Drum Fantasy Camp, August 4-8 at Vic's Drum Shop in Chicago!

Steven Orkin
Director - Drum Fantasy Camp
questions@drumfantasycamp.com 
www.drumfantasycamp.com

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 28th Apr, 5:49pm

The UK National Drum Fair and Redditch Palace Theatre are proud to announce an exciting new drumming event.
 
Starting Thursday 18th May 2017 at 7:30pm, there will be a monthly drum clinic hosted by Matt Green from the UK National Drum Fair. They will be inviting some of the UK's top drumming talent to perform at The Studio, Palace Theatre, Redditch. This a unique event in the way you can get up and close with the performers, ask questions and connect with other drummers during the evening. So whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, this event will have something for everyone.
 
There will also be a chance of a deserving local player every month to join the clinic via an open audition held a few weeks before. So whether you are a student, amateur or playing regularly in a band and would like the chance of playing with some of the countries leading drummers, please go to the website and fill in the form on the ‘Apply to Play’ page. No age limit.
 
This first clinic will see 2 of the countries leading drummers, Matt Green and Ian Palmer. See below for more info.
 
So whether you are a budding drummer or a music/drumming enthusiast, this event of drums is an evening not to be missed.
All this for a ticket price of £10 available from Redditch Palace Theatre box office or via their website.
 
For more information on the www.palacedrumclinic.com please either email info@palacedrumclinic.com or call 07973 840635. 
 
By Julian Marsden
Posted on 24th Apr, 1:53pm

A compilation of various grooves and styles which you can watch here, performed in the studio by UK Session Drummer, Paul Elliott.

Check Out Free Downloads @ www.paulelliottdrums.com

For more info on lessons with Paul please visit's Paul's profile page.

 

By Julian Marsden
Posted on 18th Apr, 12:13pm