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