Here’s another nice little funk groove I enjoy playing. This is a fun thing to work on for developing ghost notes and will need some degree of coordination to pull off. Also the hi hat sixteenths need to be played with a flowing Moeller type stroke to have the nice slinky feel, you don’t want […]
I have limited openings now for new students for Term 3 2017! Please get in touch now if you’d like to organise your free trial lesson. Days available are Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Give me a call if you’d like to talk some options. Cheers!
Happy New Year!! Last year was was a great year with some fantastic student achievements. From great exam results, student live performances and some of my older students fulfilling life long ambitions to play in a live band. I’m very proud to have received an accreditation from the Music Teachers’ Association Of NSW. These are […]drum lessons northern beaches
Here’s a nice little pattern I’ve been experimenting with lately, it’s broken 16th pattern(1ean) with a busy ghosting pattern on the left. You can play it straight as well and try different phrases with the kick.
The ability to play soft notes in-between accented snare beats is a crucial technique for any drummer to master. Here is one of the first lessons I show my students to develop this. It’s important to keep the left hand very low whilst playing the ghost notes and snap the stick from a greater height when playing […]adding ghost notes to a rock beat, ghost notes on the snare lesson
Valerie by Amy Winehouse. This is fun little bounce along groove. Listen to the kick part on this groove, it’s such a common rhythm and dates way back to the ‘Charlston’ rhythm of the 20’s and was then made famous by Bo Diddley in classics such as ‘Hey Bo Diddly’ and has been used in […]Valerie Amy Winehouse Drum Groove
Starting from Term 3 2014 I’ve got a couple of slots opened up on a Monday afternoon/evening for home visit drum lessons. Any area around Hornsby and down as far as Mona Vale is on my route. If you’re currently teaching yourself by the youtube method give some real drum lessons a try from a […]home visit drum lessons sydney
I’ve been reassessing my drumming lately and it’s been a real eye opener for me. As a busy professional drummer I spend lots of my time learning songs for bands I’m working with, preparing lessons for my students and basically just running the whole business side of things. Along with this and the 3 small […]basic drumming technique, drumming advise', drumming grip, fulcrum control