Gavin Webb
Essex, East Anglia
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Telephone:01277 362731
Teaching Location:Ongar, East Anglia, CM5 9NW
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About Gavin Webb

I started playing drums at the age of 12 at school with drum tutor Phil Aldridge. I then progressed with private tuition with Martin Clapson, who is also teaching with me at Drumbox Studios. After leaving school I played with various function and cabaret bands, backing Bobby Davro and Darren Day. I also played in a Neil Diamond tribute band.

After playing for over 16 years I then decided to improve on my technique and re-studied with Bob Armstrong, who’s teaching methods and philosophy opened my playing up to a different feel and level of playing.

Playing and teaching drums has always been my passion and in 2012 I established Drum Box a dedicated studio for teaching and recording Drums.

I still play myself and currently play with The Signatures, a 10 piece northern soul band, Indiana a five piece function band, along with various dep and session work, along with running Catman Boogie and Drum Box.

Martin Clapson has been a Professional drummer for 31 years.  He began drumming at the age of 6 and went on to become professional at the age of 15.  He studied with Bob Armstrong from the age of 8 to 15.  At 15 then went on to study with Max Abrams for 4 years.

He has participated in live studio albums, live videos, live radio and television broadcasts which included Top of the Pops, Children in Need, Terry Wogan, 1994 World Cup Rock Concert in Chicago, Noel Edmonds House Party.

Working also with John Entwhistle of The Who, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Jack Bruce of Cream, Tim Rice, John Lee Hooker, Tori Amos, Lee John of Imagination, Suzi Quatro, Love Affair, Robin Trower, Take That.

Theatre work has included Sight reading, backing celebrities, Bob Monkhouse, Larry Grayson, Ruby Murray, Frankie Howard, Kenneth Connors, Clive Dunn, Jim Bowen, Joe Pasqueli.

As a drum tutor for the past 31 years, my most successful pupils have gone on to play professionally and have recorded and toured, the most successful are in their early twenties and have recently been on tours supporting Bryan McFadden and Ocean Colour Scene.  He relocated to Dublin in 2006 and became one of Dublin's leading drum tutors.

Our students span from the age of 6 to 66, all are welcome we teach from complete beginners to professionals.

Our fee is £30 per hour but we offer the introductory lesson free.

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