Take your playing as far as you want to go...beginners to established
authentic rhythms and playing styles from Jazz and Funk to Hip
Hop and Metal, from punky beats to drum'n'bass and Latin
your technique and knowledge of the instrument. Band
skills, timekeeping, recording, rudiments and reading.
class hand speed and Moellor sticking techniques as taught by
the late and
incomparably great Jim Chapin.
students include 5 finalists and several in the top 40 in the
Young Drummer Of the
but intensive lessons.
Fully equipped studios in the Stone /Stafford
/ Uttoxeter area.
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I am currently teaching private studenst at a Studio near Weston/ Sandon
(10 mins Stafford / Stone) and at Denstone College, Nr Uttoxeter.
Denstone College where I am the resident drum teacher.
15/11/2013 YOUNG DRUMMER OF THE YEAR 2014
Congratulations to Nathan Shingler shortlisted in the top 40 of this years
Young Drummer Of The Year Competition!!!
At 11 years old he's the youngest yet to be in the top 40!
I've been working with Jake on ITV's Born To Shine. Take a look!
6th November 2011 - Fantastic night of drumming at a great charity concert!
I'm very pleased to announce that one of my current students Jake Brown will be joining drum greats Steve Smith, Steve White, Ian Palmer, Pete Cater, Darrin Mooney and Pete Ray Biggin for this unmissable event in November. We've been working very hard on his pieces and his solos and if he plays as well on the night as he has in practice then he'll fit right in! All profits go to Teenage Cancer Trust, Dyslexia Action & St Giles Hospice so please support it if you can!
From the Worlds Greatest Drummer Website: Jake Brown has been playing drums for 5 years after initially picking up sticks at his local church. He has achieved a lot in those 5 short years, performing alongside some of the biggest names in drumming including Benny Greb, Chad Smith, Steve White and Gavin Harrison.
At the tender age of 14 Jake has performed in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the country, performing percussion and kit solos through his continuing studies at The Royal College of Music. He has performed with the National Youth Jazz Collective. Jake has been commended for his wide technical and dynamic range and use of a vast palette of sounds.
Early in his career Jake sought out some of the finest teachers. Jon Broberg, Steve White, Ian Palmer, Karl Brazil, Stanton Moore, Geoff Dugmore, Steve Smith, and Ralph Salmins have all had a hand in nurturing Jakes talents.
“Session superstar in the making” Rhythm Magazine
Well done to Jake Brown, Sam Wyss & Elloise Houghton for getting into the top 40 of this years Young Drummer Of The Year competition!
Elloise (age 13) was the only young lady in the top 40 so shes definitely top drum girl!
Good luck for the final to all the players who get there!
Well done to Jake for playing brilliantly in this years YDOTY final!
Jake was the youngest drummer playing and although he didn't take the title I would have put him in the top 3 on the day! I'm sure he'll be back next year! The standard of all the players was incredibly high and they should all be congratulated. The judging panel was immense with Jake playing to Ian Paice, Nick Mason and Karl Brazil amongst others. This is the 8th year of the competition and the fourth time I've had a student in the finals (plus a couple in the top 40 several times, including Jake and Tom Loasby last year...) and every year they amaze me!
Here's what Drummer Magazine said about Jakes playing:
As the youngest entrant, Jake really raised some eyebrows and dropped some jaws. His Jazz and Latin solo displayed sensitivity and a vast technical and dynamic range, not to mention creativity and a beautiful touch. His rudimental accuracy continued through the band tracks too, where Jake played with a deep pocket and a sympathetic use of his vast palette of sounds. Definitely one to look out for!
Jake joined me on stage at this years UK Custom Drum Festival for a bit of
double drum trouble!
Kicked off the kit!
Congratulations to Jake Brown for getting into the final of this years UK Young Drummer Of the Year Competition! We've been working on his piece for the last few months and finally filmed it at mine and got it sent of a few days before the deadline! He's worked really hard, as he always does and it sounds fantastic! The final is at the end of January and I wish all the finalists a great day and you should all be very proud to be there!
See Joe Blanks (pretending to be Hermione in the poster above...) twice YDOTY finalist and another very drumtastic student of mine, on ITV's Let Me Entertain You (He is quite entertaining..!)