The syllabus I teach is a hybrid of my favourite and most effective lessons and exercises I have learnt over my 21 years of playing the drums. My aim is for my students to become well rounded drummers with experience of playing all styles and to have a good, effective technique.
I strongly believe that drum lessons aren’t solely about rudiments and technique; it’s also about having fun, that’s why you “play” an instrument!
If students would like to gain their drum grades I teach: Trinity and Rockschool syllabus up to Grade 8
I reference the following widely used books and DVD’s;
Jo Jo Mayer – Secret Weapons for the modern drummer
Benny Grebb – The Language of drumming
Tommy Igoe – Great Hands for a Lifetime
Brains Lessons – Brian Mantia
George Lawrence Stone – Stick Control
Jim Chapin – Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer
Mike Adamo – The Breakbeat Bible
Articles from the Percussive Arts Society