Colin Bailey - drum teacher

Colin Bailey

Drum lessons in Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3SY

£30 per hour
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Colin has been teaching and supporting students for over twenty years in and around the Yorkshire Dales area. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player looking to improve your skills and technique, you can be assured of a friendly and enjoyable learning experience. Sessions are tailored to meet individual goals such as, working towards achieving graded exams, learning to play along to your favourite songs or playing in a group. Other instrumental and theory tuition available. Instrument hire is available and expert advice is offered should you decide to purchase your own equipment.

Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I teach at a fixed location (studio)

Roland Electronic Drum Kits, Mapex Acoustic Kits, Yamaha Keyboards and Sound PA

I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): 20mins or by negotiation.

Travel expenses: By arrangement.

I have a DBS Disclosure Certificate (What's this?)

DBS date: February 2010

Experience and Qualifications

C&G 7407 Teaching Certificate (2002)
ABRSM Grade 8 Singing (1992)
ABRSM Grade 6 Percussion (1991)
ABRSM Grade 5 Theory (1991)

Colin is a member of the Musicians Union. He is involved in community music making projects and runs BlueBoxt Productions, a voluntary organisation offering opportunities to participate in all aspects of the performing arts. This includes ensemble playing in styles such as Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre, Jazz and improvisation to practical stage management, sound, lighting and events management. He runs a function band, plays in a brass band and produces community theatre and pantomime productions.

Prices & Options

Standard hourly rate: £30

Further pricing details: 30mins - £15.00

Tuition available in
Drums & Percussion
Piano & Keyboard
Bass Guitar
Music Theory

Testimonials and References

"As a mature student who has returned to learning to play the drums after a long absence, I have found Colin a keen, patient and supportive tutor. Colin tailors my sessions around what I wish to achieve from the session and utilises a number of teaching and coaching styles including traditional music reading with innovative use of multimedia inorder to enhance student engagement and enjoyment." Jakie (January 2015)
"Colin has been my teacher (on drums) for nearly eight years. During this time he has never wavered in his enthusiasm and he has encouraged me to push myself to higher levels of attainment. Whatever the weather, however I’m feeling, it always cheers me up to have a bang around on the drums with Colin. He is truly an inspirational person and I appreciate everything he has done for me." (Ethan 15yrs, 2014)

"Colin has made the lessons for my ten year old daughter an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Amy covers in one hour what many other teachers take a few weeks to cover. He has made Amy enjoy music again rather than it be a chore to achieve the next grade. Amy has particularly enjoyed playing the piano with the background accompaniment ‘that sounds really cool’." Helen (February 2015)

"Our son has benefited enormously from the quality of instruction that Colin has provided. He has enthused and challenged our son to improve and has tailored his teaching sessions to respond to our son's musical interests. Colin has given him an understanding of performance, widened his appreciation of different musical genres and equipped him with the technical skills to set up his own equipment for performance purposes." (Mark, 2014)

"Colin turns every session into a fun experience. We don’t just look at a piece over and over again, we look at other pieces each lesson but learn them in a different way. Colin is a wonderful teacher who supports you while you are learning a difficult piece of music. He makes up brilliant tunes that I love playing along with and at the end of a session we do some theory." (Tilly 11yrs, 2014)

"Can’t recommend highly enough. The support, advice and commitment to our son’s musical development has been outstanding. Due to his extensive knowledge and contacts our son has been able to take advantage of some fantastic opportunities at both a local and national level." (Olwyn, 2014)

Listed in All Tutors, DBS / CRB Checked, Located at a drumming studio, Mobile Tutor (travels to student's home), References available

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