From as young as I can remember, I found myself hitting pots and pans creating rhythms wherever and whenever I could. At age 9 I finally sat down in front of my first drum kit. I was always looking for inspiration and trying to imitate my favourite drummers, from Buddy Rich to Travis Barker. By age 12, I was gigging up and down the country.
I have been teaching Piano, Guitar and Bass over 12 years from complete beginner to grade 8 and beyond. I am also the main Music Theory Tutor helping students complete the Music Aptitude Test for school entry at age 11.
Tommy has played in many different bands as a session guitarist, performing at Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Cafe, The BBC, and many more, as well as recording with chart topping, globally recognised artists and producers.
Joe is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. Originally starting out on Guitar, Joe soon found that he preferred the more rhythmic side of music, moving onto Bass. After a few years of gigs, Joe decided to pick up the Drums and started off getting lessons from Gareth.
I have over 10 years’ teaching experience in private, mainstream and special needs schools and operate my own private teaching practice. I use my primary teacher training skills to bring the best out of my students, tailoring to suit their needs and encouraging a love of music and performing.