Gareth has been a professional drummer for the past 22 years, the last 11 years he has been teaching in his home town Beverley, East Yorkshire. He learnt his profession from listening to records,radio and studying for a diploma in percussion at the Musicians Institute in London.
Gareth was an on-stage drummer for 5 years with Riverdance - The Show. Touring in the UK,Europe,Japan,Australia, New Zealand playing in theatres and arenas. He also participated in TV performances with the show. When he left Riverdance he continued performing gigs around the UK, playing various radio sessions and recording as a session drummer and band member.
Gareth is a member of the Musicians Union and also a DBS checked teacher
Whether you already drum or have never held a pair of sticks - this is no problem. All lessons are taught on a 1 to 1 basis and are structured around the individual need of each student. You will learn everything to do with the wonderful world of drumming from holding a stick to playing along to your favourie song or creating your own! You can expect to learn how to hit the drums, technique, rudiments, grooves, and how to read & write drum notation. All styles of music are taught with no pressure to take grades. I create a relaxed environment, making lessons fun and creative. However, if you want to pursue grades, I teach both Rockschool and Trinity College programmes. All lessons are available to students from 6 years old to mature adults.
It is a requirement that all students wear earplugs/headphones while having lessons. This is for their own protection.
All lessons are 1 hour and cost £20. I travel to student's homes to teach or students can come to me if they do not own a drum kit. Travel further than a 5 mile radius will incur extra costs for petrol and travelling time.
Please note all cancelleations with less than 24 hours notice are chargeable.
Photo: Nigel Folds
To Book A Lesson
If you wish to book a drum lesson or just require some more information, then please don't hesitate to call 07731614349, or fill in the form on the 'contact us' page