Akinori Fujimoto
London, London
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Teaching Location:Richmond & Nearby Areas, Richmond, London, TW9 1UF
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About Akinori Fujimoto

Drum lessons are delivered during one-to-one tuition with a professional drummer (DBS checked). Lesson length (1H)

No previous experience needed.
The main topics covered include: sight reading, drum techniques & rudiments, and playing along to tracks.

The structure of the lessons are mainly based on Rockschool.co.uk syllabus and there are options for our students to take grade exams should they wish to.
£25 for trial
£50/h (includes studio fee)

Visiting tuition is also available (please note the rate may vary) 

Drum Lessons in Richmond & Nearby Areas.


I am writing a letter of recommendation for Akinori Fujimoto who taught drums at Copland School.
It was a great privilege working with such a committed, trustworthy teacher and I would like to express why I feel he was a great asset to the department.
During the 7 years at the school, Aki proved to be dependable, efficient and he focused on strengthening the goals of the department. The progress many of the students made with Aki far exceeded any expectations I had made and this demonstrated how committed he was.
Aki was able to impart his enthusiasm and passion for music to others and through his example, young learners were motivated and had the desire to aim high. There was a wonderful connection that developed between a respectful role model and  the pupils.
Through a number of observations it was clear that Aki was aware of a variety of approaches to teaching music as he was constantly broadening his pedagogy based on best practice. His warm nature and patience showed he understood others and was able to adapt his teaching to engage the different needs of his learners. He would relish in their accomplishments and acknowledge each newly learned measure of music.
I heartily endorse Aki for any music position  and I am more than happy to discuss in more detail about the experiences gained from working with him.

Ms Sakura David
Head of Music
Copland School 2007- 2014



  • BMus Honours 2004
  • MMus in Studio Composition 2006
  • Masters Performance Course, Tech Music School 2008

-        Zashiki Warashi on Capital Radio, Capital Breakfast Show with Johnny Vaughn
-        Chik Budo live session on XFM, Xposure with John Kennedy
-        GEoRGiA BBC 1 
Maida Vale Session, Huw Stephens
French for Cartridge on Hello and Goodbye show, Resonance FM

-        M3NSA supporting Arrested Development at Barbican Centre
-        Chik Budo, Supporting Acoustic Ladyland at Round House, Camden
-        French for Cartridge supporting Morcheeba at Rokhall, Luxembourg
-        Played Taiko on Opera “Neige” by Catherine Kontz which was premiered in December 2013, at Grand Theatre, Luxembourg
GEoRGiA supporting Hot Chip at Webster Hall, New York City


  • Glastonbury
  • WOMAD (Adelaide, New Zealand, Sicily)
  • Latitude
  • Venn
  • Dot to Dot
  • Shrewsbury
  • Standon Calling
  • By Larm (Oslo) / Euro Sonic (Netherlands)
  • Great Escape
  • Reading / Leeds Festival


  • 2015 - Bird Radio - 2015 - “Oh Happy England” SFE/Cherry Red Records
  • 2013 - French for Cartridge - “We Humans” Dinner with Daisy Records
  • 2013 - Chik Budo - “CB13 Mixtape” Self-release
  • 2009 - Joji Hirota - “Japanese Drums” Arc Music
  • 2007 - Zashiki Warashi - “Formation B” Avocado Music Productions
  • 2006 - Matt Winkworth - “Life on Earth” Avocado Music Productions
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