Dave 'Nato' Hazlewood
East Sussex, South East England
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Teaching Location:Hastings & Rye area, South East England, TN35 4LU
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About Dave 'Nato' Hazlewood

Having started playing drums at the age of 8, I haven't stopped! From pubs and clubs to large international festival stages, I have gigged and toured all over the world for over 30 years with lots of bands and recording with just as many. Today, I play for my own band '4th Wall' and dep and record for others. Specialising in rock and punk, I also love industrial, goth and dance and use electronics alongside my acoustic drums.

During my 40+ years as a drummer, I have spent over half of that time playing professionally and teaching. I started teaching after completing a full time course at London's Drumtech music college and, in the year 2002, went on to set up and establish my own drum school based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK, now called Tunbridge Wells School of Music. After 20 years, I sold the school in 2022 having taught thousands of students (and teachers) of all levels. In that time, I also wrote a full drum teaching syllabus called Backbone Drums which is now used by many teachers and drum schools around the UK and beyond. 

Mobile Drum Lessons in Hastings & Rye.


Paiste Cymbals 
Animal Custom Drums
Backbone Drums

  • Anti-Nowhere League
  • 4th Wall
  • Angelspit
  • 18th Emergency
  • Blitzkrieg
  • Brigadier Ambrose
  • The Mighty Worm
  • Mr Meaner
  • Amid the Noise
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