Elliot Bennett
Glamorgan, Wales
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Teaching Location:Cardiff, Wales, CF14 3BR
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About Elliot Bennett

I have been a lecturer and drum tutor for over 15 years. It is a role that I care for and one that I am passionate about. In this time I have taken part and been witness to some very clear changes. Changes that I believe have helped improve both the delivery of lessons privately, within school and at university and have enabled further musical growth for all students.

From the skills that I have built up through studying, teaching and playing professionally around the world, it has been my goal to bring about information technology (IT) into all areas my work. For example, the large majority of all my teaching, whether it as head lecturer for drum kit at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, my private work (which I have run as a business for over 15 years), or in the classroom, the use of computer technology has assisted greatly. Now all of my pupils/students are able to take away with them both written examples of work done, as well as audio examples (MP3’s), which recapitulate the lesson. These examples can then be stored and replayed from a computer and MP3 playing device.

Like myself, some people may wish to play for the sheer joy of playing this musical instrument and or to participate with others, since live music is becoming more popular. However, bespoke lessons are particularly important, for often it is the only one on one time that a student will have with a tutor. Lesson are taken to help with the following:

* Refine existing skills on the instrument

* Improve techniques, such as the Gladstone, Push / Pull and Moeller movements

* Develop speed and consistency

* Strengthen balance and co-ordination

* Build knowledge of playing styles and genres

* Strengthen confidence giving every student a voice to be heard

I believe that feelings and thoughts can be channeled and vocalized through the instrument, a voice that is often muted through their lack of understanding or engagement with other musicians. Lessons enable the student to refine and polish their musical ideas so that they can be voiced maturely.

* I have for over 10 years been the head drum kit tutor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD). I teach one to one to both bachelors and masters degree students.

* Head of drum kit at the University of South Wales (USW), Cardiff. Module leader and I teach group lectures to the bachelors degree students.

* Lecturer in Latin American Percussion - RWCMD

* I teach drum kit lessons at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School to BTEC, GCSE and A level students and I also teach on a BTEC course in music technology.

* I teach one to one lessons in Cardiff. The studio has some of the best teaching facilities found in South Wales. Lessons are for all ages and abilities, from beginner through to the advanced. Technique, ergonomics, reading and grades are all covered. All lessons have accompanying PDF prepared with Sibelius notation software, Mp3’s and

* An Enhanced CGB Certified member of the registry of Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.

* Drummer and assistant producer for the group Slowly Rolling Camera

I find myself to be very fortunate, for as well as teaching; I also continue to work as a session musician playing with various artists and ensembles. I am available for sessions, clinics and teaching.

Shown below is a list of some of the Clinics I have performed at, opening up for some incredible drummers, some of which I feel privileged to call my friends.

* Steve White * Steve Smith * Craig Blundell * Gregg Bissonette * Steve Washington

* Billy Ward * Laurence Cottle & Ian Thomas * Sola Akingbola & Derrick McKenzie

* Carl Palmer (ELP) Chad Smith * Terry Bozzio * Jo Jo Mayer

Thank you for taking the time to read this advertisement. For further information please drop me a message.

Drum Lessons in Cardiff.


  • Minerva (In Ears)
  • Slowly Rolling Camera – ‘Slowly Rolling Camera’
  • Slowly Rolling Camera - ‘Into The Shadow'
  • Slowly Rolling Camera - ‘All Things’
  • Slowly Rolling Camera – ‘Live at Kings Place’ – Real World Studios & Bowers Wilkins (Society of Sound 102)
  • Deri Roberts – ‘The D.E.R Collective’
  • Dave Stapleton Quintet – ‘When Life Was In Black And White’
  • Dave Stapleton Quintet – ‘The House Always Wins’
  • Dave Stapleton Quintet – ‘Between The Lines’
  • Dave Stapleton – ‘Catching Sunlight’
  • Manchild
  • Tom Lukas – ‘Back To My Roots’
  • Natural World – ‘Ella, A Meer Kats Tale’ Produced by Oxford Scientific Film
  • Natural World – ‘Michael Portillo goes wild in Spain’ – Produced by BBC
  • BBC ‘Escape to’
  • Jane Goodall – ‘State Of The Grate Ape’ – Tigress Productions
  • Nokia Siemens Networks - Eclipse
  • ‘Happy Hours’ – Film written and directed by Steve Sullivan and Karin Diamond
  • Six Nations Rugby – S4C advert
  • Royal opening of the Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff
  • Private performances for HRH the Prince of Wales
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