Once our playing gets to a certain standard, we look for the things to take us to the next level. So what is the next level? This differs from person to person and is determined by their goals. Ultimately, I believe, it boils down to having the freedom to express ourselves, with our our own voice, musically without restrictions. And this in itself, is an exciting journey. As a result, this is what my advanced drum lessons in West London are all about.
The philosophy and focus of my lessons is to provide you with the tools necessary to help you achieve your goals, developing strategies to facilitate this.
- Reading: This will help you improve your reaction times
- Time: Good time is the foundation which every other skill is built
- Co-ordination & Interdependence: To expand your vocabulary and ability to express yourself
- Technique: From hand to foot technique, re-examining technique can help take your playing further
- Musicality: Creativity as well as accompanying music in a musical way
Some of the creative concepts covered in my advanced drum lessons in West London include
- Linear patterns
- Metric modulation
- Beat displacement
- Melodic phrasing
- And more…
Some of the technical aspects covered in my advanced drum lessons in West London include
- Heel-toe bass drum
- Building hand and foot speed
- Weak hand development
- Improving time
- Moeller technique
Some of the practical concepts covered in my advanced drum lessons in West London include
- Discipline, health (mental and physical) & motivation
- Maximising practice time
- Managing red button fever (recording nerves)
- Stage fright management
- Audition preparation
Courses are currently in development and will be available soon.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
Nick has all the qualities you want in a teacher. He loves his craft, he’s excellent at it, he’s patient and most importantly you can tell he is passionate about sharing his knowledge with you.
He has been my teacher now for over 3 years and, during that time I have improved far beyond what I could have managed myself. He manages to keep the teaching process fresh by tailoring the lessons so that there is a good mix between the more rudimentary stuff that is needed and whatever you personally want to learn.
I would highly recommend him to anyone who wanted to learn drums.Tom N.
My son has had lessons with Nick since the age of 5 (he is now 11). He LOVES the lessons. Nick is always so generous with time and flexible and now operates out of a really cool studio. He is a brilliant teacher with great patience and I would highly recommend him.Jess J.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?
£30/hr, from my studio, booked in blocks of 4 paid in advance (£120).
£40/hr from your home booked in blocks of 4 paid in advance (£160).
£30/hr for a one-off lesson from my studio.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Bring a pair of sticks, and any current material you’ve been learning from (books, exercises, etc).
Students must give me at least 24hrs notice if they wish to postpone or reschedule a lesson. Failure to do so results in forfeiting the week’s fee.
You most certainly can purchase a voucher for a certain amount of lessons. Please visit the Gift Voucher page, and get in touch to discuss details or if you have any questions.