About Darren A
Darren has been playing for 10 years and teaching drums for the past 7 years . He has a first class honours Bachelor degree in Music Performance and Practice and one of the modules in his final year was teaching, and a few in practice and performance. His playing experience is vast from festivals (playing to over 5000 people), charity events, functions and cruise ships, to playing along sponsored by KMFM, on road shows in Maidstone and Chatham high street.
Teaching in Drums
Darren teaches vocals for beginners and advanced of all age. Drum lessons with Darren
- Musical expression and performance
- Note reading
- Rhythm and Rudimental exercises
- Musical expression, Improvisation and adaption
- Hand and feet techniques
- Posture, Body Mechaniques, Drum Kit Set Up and Injury Prevention
- Musical Styles
- Keeping Time While Playing Grooves - Playing With and Without Click Tracks and Music
- Independant Coordination
- Basic Music Theory
Darren teaches most genres of music. Specialising in Rock, Pop and Funk but has experience in all genres of music.
Darren always takes a starting point of the student into consideration and will adapt each lesson according to the student's wishes, needs and aims. Darren's unique teaching methods aim to make sure lessons are both entertaining and educational as when the student is enjoying the lesson, they are more likely to retain the information from the lesson.
For beginners and children one should bring a pair of drumsticks for the lessons. Drum books may also be recommended by Darren if it relates to the topics being taught.
Please feel free to write Darren a message if you are interested in signing up for lessons or
have any questions.
How does it work?
1. Press Send message.
Send message with your details.
2. We will contact you.
The office and the tutor will contact you about the options available.
3. Arrange the first lesson.
The first lesson is arranged with the tutor.
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