DARN GOOD TUITION

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching and performing professionally since 2005 and have built up a CV of experience and qualifications. Check it out…

 

London School of Theology (with Middlesex University) from 2013

HND Theology and Music

Studies included drum kit recitals, composition and arranging, choral conducting, creativity, songwriting, philosophy of music, ethnomusicology. Graduating in 2017 with degree (part-time). 

 

Tech Music Schools, London 2006

Drum Tech Diploma 

Studies included Latin percussion, contemporary styles, advanced technique, master classes, advanced sight-reading. 

 

Trinity Guildhall examinations 

Grade 8 drum kit 

 

Plus A-Level and GCSE Music

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

 

Freelance Private Tutor 

2006 – present 

 

Teaching guitar, bass guitar, drum kit and music theory from home, in Cambridge and more recently NW London, plus visiting students homes. Tutoring students aged 5 to 65. Trained individuals up to grade 8 drum kit and for university auditions. 

 

Peripatetic tuition and group work 2006 – 2010 

 

William Westley School, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire (drum kit, guitar, school assembly demos) 

 

Comberton Meridian School, Cambridgeshire (drum kit, steel pan groups, school assembly demos) 

 

Crosshall Junior School, St Neots, Bedfordshire (drum kit)

 

Hardwick primary, Cambridge (drum kit) 

 

Queen Edith School, Cambridge (drum kit)

 

Young Arbury Music Makers, Cambridge (guitar) 

 

Freelance group tuition 2007 – 2010 

 

Music training and team building workshops using drum ensemble exercises as a platform. This has included staff training at Cambridge County Council, Church groups, Chapter One Housing Support and more. 

 

 

SKILLS that I have taught

 

• Drum Kit & Orchestral Percussion 

 

• Samba / drum ensemble leadership 

 

• Military parade drumming 

 

• Arranging, composition and music theory 

 

• Sibelius notation software 

 

• Sight reading / improvisation 

 

• Studio session work 

 

• Guitar (classical/bass/rhythm/electric)