Drum Lessons in the comfort of your own home, on your own equipment
If you're a school looking for Drum Tuition, please get in touch
Worldwide tuition, (timezone dependent) using Skype or Zoom
Students can start at 8 years old and will learn drum notation and basic music theory. Also, correct grip, introductory rudiments, basic rock rhythms and co-ordination.
Suitable for all ages and lapsed drummers who may be returning to the instrument. Focusing on joining fills and rhythms, playing to clicks and backing music, whilst reading scores.
Improving speed and four way co-ordinations. How to develop a relaxed feel and handle odd time signatures. Plus mastering dynamics, different styles and musical sympathy.
100% pass rate for all students put forward to graded exams. Trinity books are used as they focus on shortened versions of real songs. Full support for all students preparing for exams.
Being a very physical instrument, correct technique is everything on the drum kit. RSI is a real concern for some hard hitters, so the Moeller Technique is one aspect studied.
Having run many live performance workshops, Russ is keen to bring this aspect of drumming to his students. Stamina, fitness and stage presence are all elements we explore.
"I was Russ's second student on Skype and Russ made moving to remote lessons easy and painless. Lessons are engaging, effective and enjoyable with the ability to create short video downloads for later practice."
“After getting my son a drum kit for Christmas we started to look for a tutor. I found Russ online and gave him a call. As my son was only 6 Russ wasn't sure if he was little young for lessons, but came to check him out. It's been 3 years now and a lot of patience from Russ, but my son is loving his drums and is on Grade 4. Russ has always been on hand to help with any problems or questions about drum kits and has always tried to help. He explains everything in his lessons, so my son can always understand what he needs to do. He is always enthusiastic when doing the lessons. My son can sometimes get disheartened and down when struggling with a new song, but Russ always gets him through it. The lessons have now moved online via Skype - but it has been seamless and has not affected progress in anyway. The online teaching has been easy to sort out and the lessons are always very good. Russ is a GREAT tutor and we would highly recommend him every time.”
"Russ has been teaching my son for 3 years and the progress he has made in that time is incredible. He is now a confident drummer who loves to perform. The online lessons are brilliant. So well structured and something my son really looks forward to each week. Would also be suitable for all ages especially adults who fancy trying something new. Would highly recommend."
"I have been a student of Russell's for the past 13 years! After moving away 7 years ago, we began having our lessons via Skype. Being a student that has transitioned from face to face lessons into Skype, I can say that the only difference in the quality of our lessons is that I can sometimes get away with wearing Pyjamas! If you're looking for a teacher that is patient, will work around your schedule and can come up with a way to make learning your rudiments fun, then Russell's 100% the teacher for you! I definitely won't be stopping my lessons anytime soon!"
"Russell is an amazing drum teacher and a genuinely nice guy! He was recommended to us by another parent and our son has never looked back. He loves his lessons and is now about to take his Grade 8 exam. Russell is very enthusiastic, experienced, inspiring and always encouraging. We cannot recommend him highly enough!"
“Our son started as a beginner with Russell 7 years ago and has had face-to-face weekly lessons with him since then. Russell has a warm and engaging personality and always encourages our son to learn and get better without ever being too pushy or intense. Russell always makes time for a chat about kit or to talk about progress and exams and our son is genuinely happy having lessons. Earlier this year we moved to online lessons and were a bit concerned at first about how well that would work. We needn’t have worried though because it worked so well that our son just earned a distinction in his grade 6 exam.”
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