John Arkell
Essex, East Anglia
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Teaching Location:Woodford Green, East Anglia, IG8 0JL
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About John Arkell

Play Drums!

- All ages welcome.
- All abilities welcome.
- Get prepared for your exams, grades & concerts.
- Get prepared for recording.
- Get prepared for your rehearsals.
- Learn how to play your favourite tracks note for note.
- Build a strong rhythmic vocabulary and be ready for any show; Pop, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Fusion, House, Hip Hop, Grime, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, RnB, Rock, Metal, Punk.
- Learn How to improvise with your beats in any style.
- Learn how to read.
- Become more efficient with your power and technique.
- Improve your co ordination and interdependence.
- Lock in with the click, backing tracks and bandmates.
- Learn how Ableton can enhance your performance and live set up.
- Learn at your own pace with customised lesson plans.
- Enjoy your favourite instrument even more!

Enjoy Drum lessons with John Arkell at his comfortable home studio. John is an experienced Music Graduate and performer with a wealth of friendly advice and encouragement to offer. CRB and references available.

Phone: 07852 194 466


""I consider John to be an extremely reliable, trustworthy and utterly professional person, and he demonstrates this at all times. His punctuality and hard working nature are demonstrated on a daily basis. He is a committed, thoughtful and inspiring teacher who is always eager to develop his students, with particular attention drawn to each of his learner’s specific needs and learning outcomes, this comes from John’s thorough and careful planning and impeccable organizational skills. He is keen to pass onto others his faultless drum knowledge, his incredibly high standards of playing and his good all round musicianship.

John naturally inspires pupils to achieve their best at all times. He inspires his pupils through modeling his dedication and passion towards the instrument and caters each lesson to meet the many needs and abilities of pupil’s through his expansive knowledge of musical genres and playing styles."  (Mr Oliver Craze - Head of Music, Cumberland High School, Newham, London.)

Drum Lessons in Woodford Green.


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John live at the The Porsche Arena.

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