Alasdair Pennington
London, London
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Teaching Location:Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 8PP
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About Alasdair Pennington

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My name's Alasdair and I'm a professional drummer based in London.

For my formal training as a musician, I studied at Leeds College of Music (now Leeds Conservatoire), graduating with a first class honours degree in BA Music (Jazz) and receiving the Peter Roberts CBE Memorial Prize. I am currently studying for my Master's degree in Jazz Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music in London with a scholarship award.

I have a range of teaching experience in many different settings, from 1-1 private lessons to large group school workshops. I have helped students to explore their curiosity and love for drums and music, allowing them to achieve their individual goals with my in-depth knowledge and friendly, engaging teaching style.

I offer individual drum-kit and snare drum lessons for all ages and abilities. My lessons are tailored specifically to each student's needs and requests. I can help with many different aspects of the instrument, especially: 

  • building strong technique 
  • working towards graded exams and auditions
  • reading music
  • co-ordination
  • playing time
  • improvisation 
  • learning grooves and playing songs

As a professional drummer I personally specialise in jazz and improvised music. I have experience and knowledge playing a wide range of genres including pop, rock, folk, singer-songwriter and electronic music. I have performed and recorded at well-known festivals, venues and studios across the UK including The Leadmill, Manchester Jazz Festival, The Barbican and Abbey Road Studios.

I offer home visits within London or online lessons- my rates are very reasonable. Please get in touch to discuss anything or to ask any questions. Thank you!

Drum Lessons in Shepherd's Bush, London.

  • Oliver Pinder- Lockdown (Single)
  • Oliver Pinder- To Stay Afloat
  • Platimo- Platimo
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