Bespoke, private drum lessons – one to one drum tutoring and group drum lessons & percussion workshops – in person & online.
I have taught many students from the Rockschool and Trinity music syllabus from Grade 1 to 8. I also work through song approach, drum fills, drum grooves, rudiments, various drum exercises and warm up routines.
One of the key books I use when teaching is Tommy Igoe’s Groove Essentials 1.0 and 2.0 which is very beneficial to drummers who want to be versatile players.
I currently teach drums at three London secondary schools and privately to pupils in person or online via Zoom or Skype.
Drop me a line for further information about drum lessons via the contact form.
Drum Lesson prices
“He is patient and explains things in a very plain and simple way for younger children to be able to grasp… well taught, interactive, well structured and professional.”
Private Drum Lessons
Face to face
30 mins – £30
45 mins – £35
60 mins – £40
Travel costs are taken into account for long distances.
Group Lessons of up to 3 pupils
30 mins – £15 per student
60 mins – £20 per student
Discounts are available when you pay for 2 or 4 lessons in advance.
Online Drum Lessons
One on one
30 mins – £20
45 mins – £25
60 mins – £30
Group Lessons of up to 3 pupils
30 mins – £12 per student
60 mins – £18 per student
Discounts available when you pay for 2 or 4 lessons in advance.
Bandlab project – Music software courses for schools & colleges
Bandlab project is aimed at 10 to 18 year olds that can be done on Zoom or in person which shows participants how to make their own tracks lasting 1 to 3 minutes long based on genres they like.
I show the process of how to create loop tracks, with input from the students. The three important elements to creating a song are; rhythm, harmony and melody. I then let the students know which instruments are good for each element.
Students apply what they have been taught through playing around with Bandlab. Every 10 minutes I check in on the pupil’s progress whilst providing tips and suggestions on how to improve their tracks. Towards the end participants are then shown how to convert the track to a WAV or mp3 file and are given the opportunity to play their tracks to the class.
Main benefit of using Bandlab is that it’s a free software programme that can be used on most smartphones, tablets and laptops. For anyone who has no instruments at home, and does not want to spend loads of money on instruments or DAW software, Bandlab is the programme to use.
The benefits of anyone creating their own tracks are participants will not need to pay a music producer loads of money to do it, they will be able to do it themselves for free. Also you don’t have to play an instrument to make a track you can do it through loops/samples, and the programme has built in instruments to use too.
To find out more about BandLab drop me a line
“BandLab was a great project for the children. They were all really excited about taking part and we have done nothing like this in school before so it has really complemented our music curriculum well.”
I currently organise percussion workshops at two London primary schools and have previously led Djembe workshops at Wac Arts, a music organisation in North London.
My lessons involve some of my own rhythms and a mixture of tasks on Charanga which, is a popular music teaching and learning platform that various primary schools use in the United Kingdom. I prepare pupils for performances, whether at schools, music festivals, assemblies or special events.
If you need any group percussion workshops in your school, church or music hub drop me a line.
Workshop teaching rate 2021-2022
Percussion Group Workshops
£208 per day or £40 per hour
Tuition testimonials from happy clients…
“BandLab was a great project for the children. They were all really excited about taking part and we have done nothing like this in school before so it has really complemented our music curriculum well.
About half the group have continued to develop their tracks at lunchtime in their own time so this demonstrates their commitment to the project.”
“Daniel has managed to develop our son into a qualified drummer by taking him from zero grade to a grade 8 Drummer. He was patient, kind, consistent and thorough. He sacrificed time to come home to set up the drum kit and do the lessons by engaging our son into effective participation. We are glad to have Daniel as a drum tutor.”
“Daniel is a skilled drum tutor and works well with children. His explanations are clear and he sets and follows up on homework. He is familiar with a wide range of styles and music. I highly recommend him.”
“I would recommend Daniel without any reservation. He has now tutored my 12 year old son for over 3 years in drumming. He has guided us through the examination process and is always available in between lessons, to ensure that the learning is on track. He is patient and explains things in a very plain and simple way for younger children to be able to grasp. Online tuition with Daniel due to lockdown; has been just as well taught, interactive, well structured and professional.”