Riccardo Chiaberta
London, London
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Teaching Location:Turnpike Lane, London, N15 3LD
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About Riccardo Chiaberta


My name is Riccardo and I've been a professional drummer for the past 13 years. I offer drum lessons in a studio (Manor House) or at students homes, for both beginners and advanced drummers. I teach rock, jazz, funk, world drumming.  

In addition to help you learning new songs here some of the topics that we could work on through the lessons: 

- Music theory 
- Technique 
- Reading 
- Drum fills 
- Independence/ coordination 
- Improve your time feeling 
- Practice methods and tips 
- Listening suggestions 

30 minutes - £25 
45 minutes - £35 
60 minutes - £40  

I'm also available for online lessons! 

I'm DBS checked and you can find my artistic CV below.  

Hope to hear from you,  


Riccardo is an exceptional musician, patient teacher and inspirer, someone like few. One year of attendance in our family and he left an indelible mark. I recommend him to everyone. 
Carmelo Carbotti 

Riccardo has been a great teacher to me. He was organised and made me improve quickly, and he was always ready to help me with whatever I needed or asked. He gave me loads of hints to listen and find inspiration, and most of all he's been a guru in teaching me how to feel the music, the groove, the connection with the other players and the sound of the drums. 
Loris Mazza 

My encounter with Riccardo was first of all as an observer. I began to follow him as a member of the audience at his concerts and I always took home precious elements, sources of inspiration and practical tips for my personal work on the instrument. After choosing to study jazz drums at the Conservatory, I decided to spend a year developing my skills and started studying with him. 
Riccardo immediately conveyed his great passion and visceral love for this genre which has no bounds, especially today. Starting with technical studies on the instrument and by listening to the giants of this genre, I began to reach my first goals and to deepen my knowledge lesson after lesson. I was guided step by step without ever overlooking any of the basics of instrumental technique, of listening and interacting with improvised music; an interaction that inevitably involves the analysis of structures and interpretive styles.
Riccardo is not just a drummer, he's a full-fledged musician. He doesn’t stop at the physicality of the instrument but he uses its knowledge as his greatest asset to create and interact with music, to teach and pass on his knowledge, to give advice and suggest paths of work. 
This peculiar characteristic of his allowed me to study elements of jazz harmony and piano technique with him, both essential to study at the Conservatory. 
I infinitely thank Riccardo for everything he has taught me, for everything he teaches me and for everything he will teach me. 
Andrea Cocco 

I have been teaching drums, percussion and piano privately since 2009. 
I have been teaching drums at Harris City Academy (Secondary school) in London since 2016 (UK). 
In 2015, I taught drums and percussions at the secondary school in Verbania (Italy). 
From 2011 to 2015, I taught drums at the music school "Ente Musicale di Verbania" (Italy). 
In 2010, I taught drums and percussion at the music association "Estro Armonico di Stresa" (Italy). 


Jazz Bachelor Degree with highest honours at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Como.
Jazz Master Degree in Jazz with highest honours at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan.
I studied piano with Ramberto Ciammarughi (who played with Mirsolav Vitous, Randy Brecker, Vinne Collaiuta) from 2007 to 2013, and drums with Fabrizio Sferra (Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Enrico Pieranunzi) from 2010 to 2011. 

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I achieved the highest ranks in many italian jazz contests, such as “Conad Jazz Contest” of Umbria Jazz, “Chicco Bettinardi” of Milestones Piacenza and “Fara Music Contest”.


Performing highlights include the London Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, Ronnie Scott’s, Blue Note Milano, The Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Vortex Jazz Club, Tones On The Stones and MITO Milano. 

I am currently part of the jazz/electronic duo project Moonfish along with the rising star pianist Maria Chiara Argirò, the contemporary jazz quartet Dugong (which features the talented Andrea Di Biase, Michele Caiati and Nicolò Ricci) and the alternative rock band Kettle of Kites. I am a co-founder of Kino Trio, along with Bruno Heinen (professor at Trinity Laban) on piano and Michele Tacchi on electric bass. We released our critically acclaimed debut album Il Cielo Sopra Berlino in 2019 (Babel Label). I am also part of the multi-awarded Palestinian singer Reem Kelani’s band and the Future Changes Quartet led by the renowned Italian double bass player Paolino Dalla Porta (Pat Metheny, Oregon, Kenny Wheeler) which features also the multi-awarded Nicolò Ricci on tenor saxophone and the producer Dario Trapani on electric guitar. The debut album Moonlanding has been released in 2016 by Tuk Music (Paolo Fresu label). 

I have worked with artists such as: Ivo Neame, Bruno Heinen, Maria Chiara Argirò, Alex Hitchcock, Andrea Di Biase, David Friedman, Antonio Zambrini, Simone Daclon, Paolino Dalla Porta, Andrea Dulbecco, Simona Severini, Achille Succi, Emanuele Cisi, Pietro Tonolo, Tino Tracanna, Gaetano Partipilo, Guido Bombardieri, Giovanni Falzone and Alberto Mandarini amongst others. 


2020 – MOONFISH, “Drop of Water”, Cavalo Records.
2020 – RICCARDO CHIABERTA, “Camden Town”, Honolulu Records.
2019 – TOY SONG, “Quarter Life Crisis”.
2019 – KETTLE OF KITES, “Arrows”. 
2019 – KINO TRIO, “Il Cielo Sopra Berlino”, Babel Label.
2018 – RICCARDO CHIABERTA – "A Bird Told Me", Honolulu records.
2018 – DUGONG – "The Big Other", Honolulu records.
2018 – RCT – "Reality Control Test", Honolulu records.
2016 – PAOLINO DALLA PORTA FUTURE CHANGE 4ET, "Moonlanding", Tuk Music.
2016 – GIOVANNI AGOSTI TRIO, "Stretching", Honolulu records.
2015 – RICCARDO CHIABERTA NIRGUNA, "Lux", Honolulu records.
2015 – MARCO GIONGRANDI SOARES, "Departures", Honolulu records.
2015 – COLLETTIVO T. MONK, "Ugly Beauty", Honolulu records.
2014 – DIMITRI GRECHI ESPINOZA, TITO MANGIALAJO RANTZER, "When We Forgot the Melody – Vol. 2", Rudi records.
2014 – MU – "Nest of Giants", Abeat records.
2013 – DUGONG – "Miscommunication", Zone di Musica.
2013 – ZEITGEBER ENSEMBLE – "Resalio", Dodicilune records.
2012 – MU – "Dropouts", Abeat records.
2012 – CARMELO EMANUELE PATTI QUARTET – "Flowing Clouds", autoproduzione.
2011 – MU – "MU play Crookers", Luckybeard records.
2011 – MU – "Sensilenti", Abeat records.
2010 – MU – "Il qui e l’ora", VideoRadio records.
2009 – MU – "Mu", VideoRadio records.

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