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I’m a professional drummer and drum teacher with twenty years performing and teaching experience. I began learning the drums at the age of five and took up piano lessons aged seven.

I studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at Middlesex University and for the last 20 years I’ve been performing and recording in the UK at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Jazz Cafe and Abbey Road Studios.

I’m a versatile musician having studied Jazz, Classical, Brazilian and West-African music and I’m also an experienced improviser both on drums and piano, drawing upon a wide range of musical influences. I also trained to an advanced level in the Kod├íly Method, an approach to music education aimed at developing understanding of music through the experience of singing.

I qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 2009. The technique aims at the awareness and removal of unnecessary tension in the performance of an activity. My own playing has benefited greatly from it and I’ve stayed injury-free throughout my career. I apply it’s principles in my lessons, giving my students a means of playing with greater freedom, preventing back-ache, tendonitis and other chronic injuries, allowing them to enjoy drumming even more!