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Photo Monkjack Live at Ronnie Scotts Club London

About

I was born and brought up in Warwickshire, went to school in the Midlands and relocated to the United States in my early twenties. I started playing Drums and Trombone at a young age and later joined Solihull and the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestras whilst playing with several other groups.  As a teenager I studied… Continue reading About

Lecturing

I have experience designing & delivering music related courses across all levels. I find teaching for the most part, enjoyable and rewarding. Past students include: Becky Thomas (Director London Community Gospel Choir & Vocal Coach) Henry Wu (Kamaal Williams, Yussef Kamaal) Billy Brown (High Llamas & Ladytron) Geo Gabriel (Madonna, Leona Lewis, Nick Cave) Lady… Continue reading Lecturing

Drum Tuition

My approach What people want from music/drumming lessons is multi-faceted and diverse.  My method is tried and tested, but the specific approaches to that method are informed by the student.  So each individuals experience is tailored to suit their unique requirements both in terms of the music we explore, and the way we explore it. … Continue reading Drum Tuition

Rhythm Based Events

headhandsnfeet  I spent the early part of 2005 in the San Diego researching the impact of group music making and since developed an initiative called headhandsnfeet to introduce organisations to the benefits of recreational music making. I design and deliver events in corporate & educational contexts,  incorporating the healthrhythms protocol rhythm based events are an enjoyable… Continue reading Rhythm Based Events

Producers

Some of the producers I’ve worked with: Toby Hrycek-Robinson (Dr. Who, Bjork) Steve Burton (Aretha Franklin, Mary J Blige) Roger Askew (Stereolab, Christy Moore) Walter Samuel (Tina Turner, Van Morrison) John Rivers (The Specials, Dead Can Dance) Rod Beale (Youssou N’Dour, Peter Gabriel) Warne Livsey (The The, Talk Talk) John Etchells (Queen, David Bowie) Mike… Continue reading Producers

A New Tune a Day for Drums Book 1 & DVD

The New Tune A Day series are aimed at beginner & intermediate players, they have a logical approach but with several innovations: the inclusion of an audio CD & DVD with performances and backing tracks that make practice fun, and explanatory diagrams and photographs which help the student to achieve improved technique. A New Tune… Continue reading A New Tune a Day for Drums Book 1 & DVD