Drum Lessons

Drum Lessons with Darren Ashford

My Teaching Concept

The most important role of a drummer is to provide a solid time feel. Many timing issues can be traced to a weak technical foundation. Improving your technique will result in a higher level of consistency with both time keeping and dynamics and help you to execute your musical ideas with poise and control. This is an extremely important part of playing any instrument effectively and allows you to concentrate on listening and reacting, which is were the real music is made.

I tend to emphasis a musical approach to my lessons, prescribing fun, yet practical exercises to help each student reach their maximum potential, regardless of their ability level.

Lesson topics

  • Hand & foot technique.
  • Advanced time keeping and the development of pulse.
  • Linear drumming.
  • Coordination.
  • Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Brazilian/Cuban.
  • Advanced techniques such as the down-up/Moeller technique.
  • Reading music.
  • Working with a click.
  • Maximising your practice time.
  • Developing a professional attitude.

Where do I teach?

I’m currently teaching out of two venues, Birmingham and London.

How much do lessons cost?

My lessons cost £40 per hour, this includes all lessons notes and supplementary audio files.

How do I book a lessons?

If you wish to book a lessons or you have any more questions feel free to fill in the form below specifying which venue is the most convenient for you. Please provide as much information in the message section so I can build up a good picture of where you’re at in your playing, i.e. how old you are, how long you’ve been playing, your influences and what your drumming/musical goals are.

Lesson Inquiry Form

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Darren Ashford

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