Rick Finlay
Hertfordshire, East Anglia
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Telephone:020 8361 0265
Teaching Location:Barnett, East Anglia, EN4 8DH
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About Rick Finlay

• Develop your drumming for fun or with a professional career in mind

• Study on top quality instruments in a studio environment

• Play along to tracks on real drums and listen back to your recorded performance

• Develop your technique to the highest level

• No requirement to commit to weekly lessons: book the next lesson when you are ready

• Learn to read music, get to grips with music theory, learn how to write drum charts for quick learning of new songs

• Prepare for grade exams if that is your aim

• Learn hand percussion, congas, and mallet keyboard instruments like vibraphone and glockenspiel

• Get music business advice and insight from an expert with over 30 years of professional experience in studio, theatre and live work across all genres

• Collect a personalised library of reference materials prepared exclusively by Rick for the lessons

CRB certified

Full liability insurance

Waiting area for parents

Easy on street parking

Nearest station (3 mins walk): Oakleigh Park (First Capital Connect)
Fees £50 per hour, 30 and 40 minutes lesson pro rata for younger students.

A full-time professional drummer and teacher for over 30 years, Rick Finlay’s performance & recording credits include an extensive career as one of London’s leading West End theatre drummers accompanying stars like Mel C, Natasha Hamilton, Marti Pellow, Cliff Richard, Stephanie Lawrence, David Cassidy, David Soul, Sinéad O’Connor and Liane Carroll.

Television includes: Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Parkinson, The Jethro Junction, The Late Show.

An innovative and enthusiastic educator, Rick has directed workshops in Jazz and Latin-American percussion, as well as the business of music.
He has taught at many schools and colleges including Trinity College of Music, Middlesex University, Mill Hill School, Belmont School, and QE Boys Barnet.

Over 200 pupils have studied privately with Rick and many of them are now professionals in their own right.

Rick writes, plays in and manages jazz/world quartet Just East and their record label Just East of Jazz.

Drum Lessons in Barnett.

  • Blood Brothers
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Just East
  • Liane Carroll
  • Jacqui Dankworth
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