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About Me

Playing and Teaching Experience

As a Teacher.

As a drum teacher I have 25 years experience both teaching privately and working for Local Education Authorities. I currently teach drum kit & percussion at The Royal Grammar School Newcastle, Newcastle Preparatory School and many others throughout North and South Tyneside. I also teach on a private basis out of my very well equipped teaching facility at my home in North Shields in North Tyneside.

As a Player.

As a Player I have 40 years professional playing experience to date (and hopefully many more to come!) This has found me travelling country and worldwide in Theatre Shows - Cruise Ships - Radio -TV - Big Bands - Small band Jazz outfits etc in a wide variety of playing situations covering most styles & genres.

Studied with.

Early Years: Frank Gibney - Roger Hempsal - Geoff Hutchinson

More Recently: Steve Smith - Stanton Moore -  Craig Blundel - Ralph Salmins Jason Bowld - Stephen Keogh - Marney O'Sullivan

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