Ross McDouall
London, London
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Teaching Location:Crouch End, London, N8 8PN
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About Ross McDouall

A bit about me:

I started playing the drums when I was 7 years old. By the time I was 10 I was playing regulary in church and gigging out with my teacher and anyone else who would have me. At age 12 I moved with my family to Africa when I continued to study the drum kit but also got immersed in traditional African hand drumming.

I returned to the UK aged 18 and straight away began to study with Tony Cannelli an amazing teacher from the Midlands. I joined the Nottingham County Youth Orchestra and studied classical percussion and timpani also. I started my professional carrer in my early 20’s and since then I have been playing, performing, teaching and recording all over the world.

Who have you studided with:

Toni Cannelli, Rick Chandler, Dave Hassle at the Royal Northern College of Music, Alvin Atkinson at the Lincon Jazz centre NYC. Richard Benjfield at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I have also been to Brazil and Argentina where I studied with Afro Reggae and La Sanora.

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Where do you teach/Work?

I teach from my studio in Crouch end, but I also work at Morpeth School in Bethnal Green and teach at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Do you have any qualifications?

I completed my grade 8 drums and percussion and in 2005 I gained my Masters in Creative Musical Leadership from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Have you done any cool stuff?

Yea, Loads. Supported Mos Def on his UK tour with my band Lazy Habits. Played at almost every UK festival there is. Glastonbury, Big Chill, Bestival, Secret Garden Party…etc. Did a flash mob gig in Trafalgar square with 60 drummers, part of a project I run called world in motion drumming. Check out some of the links below.

And finally....Finding a good teacher is very important and I think that the best way to do this is to try a few out. So feel free to come and see if I am the right teacher for you.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to email/call me.   

Here are a few examples of areas of study

    * Reading

    * Timekeeping

    * Hand rudiments / Moeller technique

    * Linear drumming

    * Studio techniques

    * Groove playing

    * All styles including rock, pop, R&B, funk, jazz and latin.

    * Listening and exploring

Above all I think learning should be fun, hard work but fun!

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