Drum Lessons In London Wimbledon and South West London
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I'm Nick, a British born professionally qualified drum teacher and musician with over 20 years' teaching experience both in schools and privately, and nearly 30 years' performing experience at the highest level. I currently teach out of my studio in Wimbledon South London where I have been offering the highest quality drum tuition since 2003.
I am passionate about music and my students' development and guarantee that you will learn things with me that you will not get anywhere else, whatever your level!
I am a member of the Musician's Union and am fully DBS/CRB checked. I have also completed Child Protection Awareness Training.
All aspects of modern drumming are covered in the most comprehensive drum lessons available. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced player you are guaranteed to make fast progress and be challenged to reach your full potential. Each lesson is tailored to the individual to ensure the most effective results, all in a fun and relaxed environment. The studio is equipped with two top of the range Sonor acoustic drum kits, P.A. backing tracks and sequencers running off a Mac and Logic pro, basically everything we need to prepare you to be the best drummer and musician you can be.
For younger students I have developed my own system, which ensures that they are playing and understanding within the first lesson, and most of all having fun!
Over the years I have taught literally hundreds of students and come highly recommended. Past students include professional players and other drum teachers, not to mention actors from TV and film and performance artists (West End). I also have comprehensive experience of teaching people with a wide range of disabilities.
You can be confident that you will be getting the very best tuition available from a professional and should not settle for any less!
I am a member of cutting edge bands Linear Sphere and X-Ray Quartet and do countless sessions and gigs as a sideman in the live jazz scene, and function band circuit.
A list of just some of the concepts we will cover:
- Preparation for grades and exams (including grades 1-8, GCSE, A-Level, Degree) – 100% success rate! It should be noted that I can prepare you for any qualification you chose but this will be an addition to the key material we will cover, unfortunately too many teachers follow and depend heavily on grade syllabuses as a matter of course for their teaching material. I do not.
- Playing along to songs and transcriptions
- In-depth analysis of all styles including rock, jazz, world music, metal, funk, fusion, drum and bass/modern electronic genres.
- Technique (including moeller system, posture, ergonomics etc)
- Time keeping studies and working with click tracks and sequencers.
- Music theory (sight reading/chart interpretation)
- Application of all standard drum rudiments and hybrid rudiments (and most importantly learning how to apply them in unique and exciting ways)
- Double bass drum technique
- Advanced concepts including: linear, ostinatos, odd-time studies, polyrhythms, cross rhythms, metric modulation, creativity, rate work, soloing, developing parts, composition, drum programming, preparation for recording/going into the studio, and much more!
Student levels: beginner to very advanced.
Drum lessons covering Wimbledon, Kingston Upon Thames, Clapham, Wandsworth, Merton, Putney, Fulham, Surbiton, New Malden, Colliers Wood, Southfields, Raynes Park, Sutton, Morden, Roehampton, Barnes, Richmond, Tooting, Balham, Tolworth, Chessington, Mitcham and Battersea, South London and Surrey.
For more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch, by phone or through my website using the link above or searching 'percusski'.
Small sample of just some of my many testimonials (please visit my website to view more)
Lessons with Nick are always extremely enjoyable and you cover an awful lot in the time. Very friendly and an extremely good teacher with a vast knowledge of all styles of drumming - you pick things up extremely quickly. Was in desperate need of help for my A level music, but my mind is now at ease! Liam M
Nick's tutoring is second to none. His knowledge of drumming and it's historical and geographical relevance is vast and fascinating. He uses this knowledge and effective tricks and tips to keep me motivated and practising. Every lesson is different and always hugely enjoyable. Hannah G
Every lesson with Nick is different, exciting and above all challenging as I am always encouraged to play new things in order to broaden my abilities. He has a calm, relaxed but motivating way of teaching which helps me look at new things from new angles in order to master them. I look forward to every lesson and I can honestly say that it is an honour to be taught by such an excellent drummer. - Max J
Alex has been playing the drums with Nick for four years now. He started when he was seven years old and has been practising with Nick ever since as he really enjoys being taught by a professional drummer! Nicks always strikes the best balance between being perfectionist and making the lessons very fun. He thoroughly prepared him for his gradings and always encourages and shows him how to compose little pieces by himself. Also, Nick always gives his expert finishing touches for performances Alex prepares for school, as he has been the successful drummer of a school band for some time. We really can't recommend Nick highly enough. Tina P
Since starting to take lessons with Nick, my drumming technique and musicality have improved immensely. Nick is a great drummer and teacher and his knowledge and passion for music and drumming mean lessons are always enjoyable, relevant to me, and at the right pace. As a result, I always leave a better drummer than I went in, and inspired to practise and play more.
— Richard McC
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