*Updated March 2023, teaching drums during all school holidays*
Hi, i'm Olie, I have studied drum kit grades and to university level at LCCM in London. I now teach mon - fri term time in schools in London and perform in bands and orchestras.
During holidays (half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer), I am available for online and in person lessons.
I have loads of experience teaching kids and young adults, as well as older students.
My lessons are fun and tailored to the individual. If you have a specific song/technique you would like to study, or are just looking for a great way to let of some steam, get in touch!
I use Rockschool, Trinity Classical & Jazz and Trinity Rock & Pop and have passed students in all syllabuses.
I also have my own library of song charts for beginner to advanced players and am welcome to suggestions from you of what songs you would like to learn!
I look forward to hearing from you!
I work with each student to establish what their goals are and use manageable challenges to keep them motivated and inspired. Private tuition helped me to deal with different people, and to approach some students with a less academic approach, i.e. learning difficulties such as ADHD, they may need less talking and more doing. I give students specific homework tasks, not giving them too much information at the start.
Teddy Rocks Festival, Rockschool, Trinity Guildhall, London Centre of Contemporary Music.
I use technology to help me, apps such as Spotify and Amazing Slow Downer (slows down any song without changing pitch, links to your spotify playlists), these make the student able to play along to songs faster, even if it’s a little slower they feel like they are actually drumming! Online notation Software such as Noteflight means I can transcribe drum parts from songs, play the score back so the student can her how the drum part sounds, and also share them with my student, so they can practice anywhere with the internet.
Transcribing, memorising and performing songs and solos is something which benefits me and my students, i.e. some students love The Beatles, so we look at those songs, others like Florence and The Machine.
I have Grade 5 Music Theory, and play beginner guitar, bass and piano. I studied Composition at Uni, writing music for Jazz Combos, String Quartets and Latin Bands.
My studio flat, a bright and welcoming space filled with instruments; my electric kit, percussion, guitar, piano.
|Lesson length||30 min||45 min||1 hour|
|Price at tutor's location||£20||£25||£30|
10 lessons £270
10 lessons £270
Please indicate your interest to take up an offer when you make contact.
After making contact, Olie will normally be in touch with you within 48 hours. You will also receive a confirmation email, which includes Olie's contact details.