Dave Smyth

Drum lessons in London NW2 3SE, UK

£35 per hour
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I am a West Hampstead-based drum teacher and I have a few slots available for tuition. I have been teaching privately since 2004 and have a wide range of teaching experience, taking in pride for tailoring lessons for every student’s individual learning needs.

I am currently the drum kit tutor at the University of York and I am also an assistant tutor at the Falmouth-Yamaha Jazz Summer School. I have been a regular tutor for the Yorchestra holiday course since 2007.

As a performer, I have played at venues and festivals including the 606 Club, The Vortex, Kings Place, The Forge, Pizza Express (Dean Street), Manchester Jazz Festival and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. I have also recorded and performed live broadcasts for BBC Radio 2 and 3 as well as Kerrang! Radio.

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

Roland TD12K

I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): 20mins

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

DBS date: Oct 2012

Experience and Qualifications

Royal Academy of Music - MA Jazz Percussion - Distinction
University of York - BA (Hons) Music - First class

Taught privately since 2004
Drum kit tutor at University of York since 2010
Regular tutor at Yorchestra holiday orchestra since 2007
Assistant tutor at Yamaha-Falmouth Jazz Summer School since 2012

Prices & Options

Standard hourly rate: £35

Further pricing details: 45 mins - £30
30 mins - £20

6x 1 hour sessions - £200 (paid for in full, to be booked within 8 weeks)

Testimonials and References

On request

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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