Justin Paterson
Surrey, South East England
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Teaching Location:Thames Ditton, South East England, KT7 0JE
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About Justin Paterson
He worked as a professional player for over a decade, playing in many styles, including rock, pop, jazz, fusion and world music with a number of well known bands. He has recorded at many of London’s studios and performed in a number of countries, as well as making TV and radio appearances.

Professor Justin Paterson has taught hundreds of students of all ages and abilities; beginners, enthusiasts and professionals.

Previous teaching has included  a private practice and many schools in South-West London and Surrey, both freelance and working for the Richmond Music Trust, and he continues to be drum teacher at the Richmond Saturday Music Centre, a post he has held since 1994. He was also drum teacher at Richmond Upon Thames College until 2004, and was also a course coordinator there, setting up and leading the Music Technology department.  Justin was assessed by OFSTED and notionally awarded the only Grade 1 in the Faculty;  this is the highest possible grade for teaching excellence.

In 2004 he moved into the university sector and has worked at London College of Music in the University of West London since then. He leads a Masters degree course and is a widely published researcher. He has given master classes at international conventions in a number of countries, including three in the USA.

He wrote the ‘definitive’ book on drum programming ’The Drum Programming Handbook’ and is a founder and co-chair of the Innovation in Music conference series.

He has also worked as a professional music producer and composer.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, an MSc in Microelectronic Systems Design, a Cert. Mus. in Contemporary Drum Styles and a doctorate in Music Production. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is DBS cleared.

Justin loves the drums, and is never happier than sharing his experience and bringing the best out of his students!

Mobile Drum Lessons Mobile Drum Lessons in Kingston, Esher, Surbiton, Hampton, Twickenham, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Leatherhead, Walton Upon Thames and Weybridge.


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