Kirsty Martin - drum teacher

Kirsty Martin

Drum lessons in Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4DL

£33 per hour
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I am a professional musician and drum tutor with 16 years experience performing, recording and teaching students of all ages and abilities, including those with special needs. I have a keen interest in all areas of music and enjoy passing on my experience and enthusiasm for the subject to others. As well as extensive teaching experience I am also heavily involved in the thriving local music scene: I perform frequently, work with local music promoters and have been part of the marketing team at a professional recording studio. As a teacher I am very good at bringing out the best in my students and boosting confidence. I have a 100% pass rate for examinations up to Grade 6 and have successfully prepared students for music scholarships. Music and performing are my passion and I strive to uplift and inspire others to discover the joy and satisfaction that music can bring.

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

Roland electric drum kit

I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): No home visits

Travel expenses: £0.00

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

DBS date: February 2019

Experience and Qualifications

I have been a peripatetic drum tutor at the following schools;
2002-2011 Gordon's School, Woking, Surrey.
2004-2006 The Yateley Centre, Yateley, Hampshire.
2005-2012 Daneshill School, Stratfield Turgis, Hampshire
2006-2008 St Nicholas' School, Fleet, Hampshire
2006-2012 St Neots Preparatory School, Eversley, Hampshire
2016-Present Leighton Park School, Reading
I have been a private tutor, both visiting and studio based since 2000.

HND in contemporary music performance/drums
Advanced certificate in contemporary music performance/drums

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Prices & Options

Standard hourly rate: £33

Further pricing details: Half hour lessons £18. Lessons must be booked in blocks of six.

Testimonials and References

'I started drum lessons with Kirsty about 6 weeks ago. I would say she is very good. We have just started a new grade 2 book and we are getting through it quickly and efficiently. I am really enjoying the lessons and really like practicing. Kirsty is great fun to learn with.'
Holly (aged10) - July 2016

'I thoroughly enjoyed my six lessons with Kirsty who is an excellent teacher. Kirsty's teaching methods are a good combination of firm, friendly and fun - ensuring one learns at a good pace and in a relaxed atmosphere. I am happy to recommend Kirsty, who should be the first port of call in the local area when seeking a professional drum teacher.'
Mark - July 2016

'My daughter (10) and I have both recently started lessons with Kirsty. Before we started with Kirsty we had become frustrated with our progress. She has changed and tailored our learning material to match our individual aims and interests. Her teaching style is challenging but fun. As a result our enthusiasm and progress has noticeably improved. As a result I'd certainly recommend drum lessons with Kirsty.'
Nick - July 2016

'We have known Kirsty for 5 years and she has taught both of our son’s. Very different in personalities, both have hugely enjoyed their lessons and have a real passion for the drums. My younger son in particular plays often just for pleasure and his confidence in other areas has blossomed. We really couldn’t recommend Kirsty more highly.'
Kirsti - November 2014

'Kirsty taught both of my children (a boy and a girl) to play the drums from the age of around 6 or 7. Her lessons were always fun and both my son and daughter reached a high standard in a short period of time. Kirsty taught them to appreciate the versatility of the drum kit and how to both play along to music and to be able to improvise. My daughter now plays drums in a jazz band and they both continue to enjoy the pleasure of playing. I highly recommend Kirsty as a drum teacher for children and young people of all ages.'
Karen - November 2014

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