Mark Banks
West Midlands, West Midlands
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Teaching Location:B_Drum School (Muthers Studio), 14 Rea Street South, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6LB
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About Mark Banks

As a young professional drummer with over 10 years experience in the music industry, I offer one-to-one drum kit tuition based in Digbeth, Birmingham. The space is big and open with lots of natural light - the perfect environment for learning. A great drum kit and all the resources are provided. Lessons are relaxed and enjoyable with a focus on musicality.

I can teach all ages and abilities from beginners up to advanced players, and tailor lessons to suit your goals. Learn to read music, take grade exams, learn your favourite songs or play for fun - the choice is yours! From rock and pop to jazz and funk, I cover a wider range of styles and can also help with general musicianship and music theory.

My passion is playing with other musicians, creating and performing music in a collaborative way. My band Midnight Bonfires have played tours and support shows with Jamie Cullum, Johnny Marr and The Twang to name a few, and have appeared at prestigious venues and festivals including Birmingham's Symphony Hall and Town Hall, Lunar Festival and Moseley Folk. I also play drums for The Glamophones, a vintage inspired girl group. They have featured on BBC 1, performed at some of the country's most prestigious events and we were finalists at the National Vintage Awards in July 2015.

I hold a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Performance, have full public liability insurance and also have an enhanced DBS check. I am registered as a Rockschool teacher and can deliver their (and others' eg. Trinity) syllabus up to grade 8. Coming from a professional band background, I can teach you about group playing and how to write drum parts too.

Lessons are available for 30 or 60 minutes at times to suit you. For more information, or to book your first lesson, please get in touch!

Drum Lessons in Birmingham.

  • Midnight Bonfires
  • The Glamophones
  • Listen Out Entertainment (live, session)
  • Hear & Now Events (live, session)
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