A big well done to Sean Farmer, who scored a ‘Distinction’ in his Grade 8 Rockschool Exam last term! And of course all the other drummers that worked hard to achieve their grades – great work!
Happy Autumn Term everyone! Lessons are now well underway, and would like to say a big loud ‘Hello’ to all our new drummers that have started this term. Lots of exciting things happening this term including a special Drum Concert at St Mary’s School on the 17th of October and African Drumming lessons at CoadsContinue reading “Autumn Term 2016”
We have been very proud to have worked alongside Bodmin College this term for their sold out production of Disney’s The Lion King. Tom provided two Africa Drumming workshops for the percussionists that featured in numerous songs in the production as well as a group solo piece in which drummers performed traditional Kuku and DjoleContinue reading “(Drum!) Circle of Life”
We have been working with Cornwall Music Hub this term to deliver Samba lessons to students at Pensilva school. Over the course of ten weeks the Year 6 Pupils have had a chance to play on multiple percussive instruments, and play many different styles of South American music as well as creating and performing their own Samba songContinue reading “Samba de Pensilva!”
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas/New Year. Our 2016 starts with a *BANG* as we have just started Samba lessons at Pensilva school on Friday afternoons for the term. On top of that we’ll be holding Djembe workshops for the students at Bodmin College for their upcoming production of The Lion King, which isContinue reading “Happy 2016!”
I’m very excited to welcome St Teath, St Neot and Coads Green School to our ever growing list of schools this Autumn term. We have lots of new recruits on board this term and I absolutely can’t wait to get them started on their first lesson, as well as welcoming back everyone else after aContinue reading “Autumn Term 2015 Begins”
Year 2s at St Mary’s CP School in Bodmin have been learning all about West African Drumming this term! Cornwall Drum Tuition has been working with The Cornwall Music Hub to provide group Djembe lessons, in which students have learned about different tones, techniques and the history of the instrument. Classes are gearing up to aContinue reading “NEWS: St Mary’s Djembe Lessons”
I’m very happy to announce that I now offer drum tuition services in local Cornish schools. Head on over to the School Lessons page to find out more!
Following from last week’s Double Paradiddle exercise, I’d thought I share something I like to do to keep grooves interesting. This is to take a sticking pattern from a rudiment and change it from a left and right hand pattern to a bass drum and left hand. Add hi hats or ride over the topContinue reading “More Double Paradiddle Exercises”
Created this groove whilst messing around in the studio yesterday. Basically a straight 16th version of a Double Paradiddle (not sextuplet like how they’re usually played) with the right hand on the rim of the snare and the left on a hi hat. Obviously as it’s a 6 note sticking pattern it reverts back toContinue reading “Double Paradiddle Hi Hat & Rim Pattern”