Tim Graham - drum teacher

Tim Graham

Drum lessons in Teddington, TW11

£33 per hour
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I am a creative, dedicated and passionate musician with a first-class honours degree in Music. Currently I am in demand as a session musician in London playing for signed artists and bands. I am proficient in my musicianship and have a desire to develop others in their knowledge and understanding of music. You will find me to be an enthusiastic, reliable, trustworthy and helpful teacher.

from the age of 15-18 I began to teach drums, piano and guitar lessons privately. I then went onto further study in music and achieved a first-class honours degree and was awarded an additional prize for the ‘Most Outstanding Recital of the Year’. Currently, I deliver pop and rock band workshops in primary schools and also teach private lessons on drums and piano/ keyboard.

Using my skills, enthusiasm and creativity I teach drums and keyboard in a fun yet professional manner at all levels. I tailor each lesson specific to the pupils desire. I am able to prepare students for examinations through boards such as Rockschool, Trinity Guildhall, ABRSM on either the drums or piano. Additionally, I am happy to teach on a more casual basis for those who would like to learn an instrument as a hobby or simply for fun! After taking lessons with me it is my hope that students develop their skills, techniques, self-worth and confidence!

Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master
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I do home visits (mobile tutor)

I can travel (up to): 30 minutes

Travel expenses: £5.00

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

DBS date: 19th July 2023

Experience and Qualifications

- 1st Class BA HONS Music
- Grade 8 Rockschool (Distinction)
- Grade 6 Piano Trinity Guildhall (Distinction)
- Grade 5 Music Theory ABRSM (Distinction)

Testimonials and References

Tim is amazing and very professional. You can tell from the first lesson that he has experience with online lessons and he is always very organised. He was very willing to adapt his lessons to my needs and previous knowledge and even after only a few lessons I feel like I will benefit a lot from Tim's teaching skills.- Lydia M

Love his kids centric approach to music. I love the fact that he is using technology in a very innovative way, especially the use of interactive kids practice app...- Raj K

Tim is a very cheerful, engaging and professional drum teacher. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone- Kathy B

Tim stepped into the breach to teach my 9-year-old son drums. He was excellent, and I'd recommend him in a flash. He mostly taught him remotely, because of the COVID-19 situation, and had a good, professional, can-do attitude to technology to enable this. Thanks, Tim!- Nerys R

We had been searching for a drum teacher for some time. We were uncertain about working via Zoom, but Tim has made it very easy and our son has rapidly advanced. We wish we had heard about Tim sooner.- Sam G

Tim is an excellent drum teacher. He’s very patient and knows how to motivate my 10 year old to learn new songs. He is always on time and has been very helpful when we have needed advice about new equipment. Would highly recommend his teaching.- Liv P

Today I had my first lesson with Tim. He was professional and polite and made me feel really comfortable straight away. He helped me understand the basic elements of music in a really easy and understandable way. The online lesson went really well and Zoom works really well for the online lessons as he has two cameras so that I can view the lesson from two different angles.
I would recommend Tim to anyone looking for music lessons, he is friendly, patient and his lessons are engaging and fun! - Olivia B

Tim has been an excellent drum teacher for our son (aged 13). He listens to what our son wants to play and gives him useful feedback, whilst making the lessons fun. He is very good at picking up on technique and improving this. Our son’s playing has improved hugely since Tim became his teacher. - Caroline G

Tim is teaching our 9 yr old to play the drums and has been for the past few weeks. George had not played since before Christmas due to his last teacher moving away. Immediately after the first taster lesson, George was so inspired by Tim that he plays constantly. Tim is really encouraging, his instruction is very clear and overall his manner is fun and kind. Tim spends time teaching the notes and how to read music so practice is easy. He also shares recordings so we can watch if we are stuck on any of the rifts. Tim has instilled a love of music in our son. The app's Tim uses are brilliant and our son is playing for hours every day. We cannot recommend Tim highly enough - he's brilliant!- Libby L

Tim provides a set of great services as a drum teacher for my son and piano teacher for my daughter. He clearly has lots of experience teaching both KS1 and KS2 children both in groups and as individuals. His knowledge of popular music is a massive plus when working with children who enjoy contemporary pop music and it really helps the children. He’s very amiable and provides plenty of encouragement to children when they are trying to master challenging pieces of music on their particular instruments. We also appreciate the in-home tuition that allows both children to learn at home at a time that is very convenient. All in all, Tim provides great value for money, a great opportunity for children to learn and useful advice to parents on how to help their children with their instruments. - Bradley Q

Tim is an excellent Drum teacher and really captured my son's imagination. We came to Tim looking for someone to help my son who was at a beginner level. Tim was clear and methodical in his approach, but most importantly ignited my son's passion for music. We were so grateful to have found him and would happily recommend him to any one looking to advance their drumming. - Charlie F

Tim is my drum teacher. For someone who hasn’t had that many years of teaching experience, he’s certainly better than many of my teachers who have had many. He’s engaging, has a great teaching structure and always tries his very best to explain things as simple as possible. It helps a lot that Tim is a multi-instrumentalist. He’s able to bring in a band perspective and is able to play something else to accompany the drums when running through a full song. He’s very enthusiastic and makes learning a real joy. I cannot recommend Tim enough! - Amy T

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