About

I’m an experienced live and studio drummer, percussionist (tuned and un-tuned), writer and educator who

  • Plays well to a click
  • Sight reads and transcribes music
  • Sings backing or lead vocals whilst drumming
  • Plays many styles and genres
  • Has worked with a range of groups and artists, including orchestras, rock, pop, electro, brass, swing, percussion and steel bands

Education / Training

I started playing drum kit at the age of 10 and orchestral percussion aged 14. I studied Music at A-level, and have a First Class Ba Hons degree in Contemporary Popular Music, specialising in performance on drum kit, from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), Guildford, in 2005. I continue to have advanced lessons with mentor Mike Dolbear.

I began writing for UK drum website www.mikedolbear.com in June 2009 with a monthly feature on Female Drummers, which included a history of players in contemporary popular music, commentaries on the gender stereotyping of instruments and interviews with several drummers, including

Samantha Maloney (Motley Crue, Hole)
Sarah Jones (New Young Pony Club, Bat For Lashes)
Alicia Warrington (Kelly Osbourne, Tracy Chapman, Hannah Montana)

An interview with Laura Fares (Sam Sparro) was included in US based TomTom Magazine, Issue 3 May 2010.

I’m now a regular contributor to www.mikedolbear.com as an interviewer with drummers of both genders and several new features are expected for the site.

Check my interviews section for drummers I’ve interviewed and read the full articles on mikedolbear.com

Private Tutor

I’ve been teaching privately in the UK for more than 10 years and have worked with music services in Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire to provide masterclasses for young musicians.

If you are interested in having lessons via Skype or booking me for group lessons please get in touch through the Contact page

Thanks

I’m proud to be an endorsee of Protection Racket cases http://www.protectionracket.co.uk/

Thanks also to Meinl Percussion http://www.meinlpercussion.com/ and Yamaha Drums http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/drums/, who have been generous in providing some fantastic instruments, which I regularly use live and in the studio.