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How drumming wires kids brains for the better!

One summer evening last term Al and I got talking about my job and I was pleased to be able to tell him about some of the therapeutic and psychological benefits to children learning drumming. To my surprise Al’s eyes did not glaze over and he was keen to understand some of my psychotherapy nerdiness […]

Is Contemporary Music Uni Worth It?

Studying at a high level in an area you’re passionate about seems like a perfect fit but is it really?A music degree sounds like a great idea, surrounded by like-minded people, lots of networking events and high-quality tuition to take your playing to the next level, but it’s not necessarily for everyone.Hopefully, this will help […]

Fall In Love With Playing The Drums

Do you struggle to keep your child practicing and focused? It’s an age old problem that, as a drum teacher, I have been trying to wrap my brain around since I started teaching nearly 16 years ago. How do I get my students to practice? First of all lets dispel a few myths around the […]

2019, what a year it’s been!

There have been points throughout my life and career that have really stopped me in my tracks. Whether that’s been for good or bad they have really hit me. As I sit and write this I’m at the end of what has been one of my best years to date in my personal life, financially […]

Teaching as a mindset, not a skill set.

Being a teacher is a mindset, not a skill set. The skill in teaching lies not in the craft the teacher has developed but more in the mindset and outlook on how they are trying to teach. Now, this isn’t to say that any individual can teach any subject, I couldn’t teach you how to […]

New Trinity Guild Hall Grade 1 & 2 Syllabi

First impressions The cover art looks great! Nice colours and a nice matt finish Exercises On first glance they look a bit more comprehensive than the previous set of exercises. By this I mean they have clearly thought about the early stages of learning and how the body adapts to moving around the drums. They […]