Harry Bland

Drum lessons in Reading, Berkshire, UK

£35 per hour
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Hello! My name is Harry and I have been a professional musician and tutor for over 15 years, I currently play in numerous original and cover bands and have played all over the UK and Europe.

Whether you want to learn songs, technique or if you wanted to take your grades I try to cater all my sessions around what your specific goals are. If your not sure then I have stacks of material that I can start you off on!

I’m happy to teach all ages, right and lefty’s- If you have an interest then please let me know.

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

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I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): 30 Minutes

Travel expenses: 5

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

DBS date: 2020

Experience and Qualifications

Currently teaching drums at:

-St Marys Private School Henley
-Trinity Primary School Henley
-Sacred Heart Primary Henley
-Prospect Secondary School Reading
-Badgemore Primary Henley (Band Coaching)

Tuition companies I current work with:
-Reading Rock Academy
-Henley Music School

Brighton Institute Of Modern Music (BIMM) First Diploma 2 Years
Reading College BTEC National Diploma 3 Years

Trinity Grades 1-7

Currently play in a Reading based Original band called Mercury and Regularly dep for cover bands Penthouse 5, Sound System & Boogie Wookie.

Prices & Options

Standard hourly rate: £35

Further pricing details: Location Lessons.
£22.50 (30 Minute Sessions)
£35.00 (60 Minute Sessions)

Studio Lessons
£17.50 (30 Minute Sessions)
£30.00 (60 Minute Sessions)

Block bookings only, please message me for details.

Testimonials and References

"We approached Harry when our son, Leo, was seven, he was a complete novice but liked bashing around on the drum kit. Harry is a patient and kind teacher, he brings the right amount of informality into his teaching style which elicits the best from his pupils.

He has the right amount of 'cool' factor too, Leo thinks Harry is amazing and he now has a passion for playing the drums!"
Leo, Vicky, Nick

"Harry has taught our 11 year son for some three and a half years. He is a fantastically inspirational teacher having taken our son through grades one to seven.

Now in lockdown and having to teach his final grade over the internet the lessons remain as productive as ever. Harry manages to maintain his high standards of inspirational teaching without any technical glitches, we would recommend him unreservedly."
Rick and Nic Scannell

"Harry has worked as drum tutor and band coach with the Rock Academy for over 7 years. He is an inspiring teacher who works hard with his students to get the very best of them.

He has worked in schools and the privately and consistently gains excellent feedback from students and parents."
The Rock Academy Foundation

Charlie has been having drumming lessons with Harry for a few years now. They have a great relationship – Harry is a patient and fun teacher – keeping it interesting and challenging for Charlie over the years.

The online lessons have worked really well, with Harry skyping Charlie every week for half an hour. Charlie has been fully prepared by Harry for any exams he has sat – as well as working with him on other drumming projects which have come along via theatre work.

As a mum I would highly recommend Harry to any parent whose child is looking to take up drumming! Harry is friendly, you can have a laugh we’re really glad we found him!
Charlie & Laura

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