This Book is designed to provide the drummer with a diverse collection of real drum charts that are representative of those found in the workplace.
Because each type of chart looks different, it is important to understand the reading format of eac ...
Drumsense News ...
New Product in Webshop!
24 Aug 2014
We have just added an unusual product to our webshop - a pillowcase practice pad! The perfect gift for a drummer. Check it out here.
Lloyd Ryan and Colin Woolway Face to Face
02 Jul 2014
These two renowned drummers and educators are holding a join drum clinic at The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED on Thursday 10th July from 7:30pm to 10:30 pm.
Drumsense is co-promoting a drum clinic to be given by Mel Gaynor (Simple Miinds, Robert Palmer), supported by Drumsense founder Colin Woolway.
The event will be held at Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED on Thurs 15th May 7:30pm - 10:30pm. Tickets are £15 - call 020 8680 1042 to book your place.
Mel is also giving 121 lessons at Drumsense HQ in Croydon on 15th and 16th May. Call Lee on 020 8680 1042 to book a lesson.
Masterclass in Swindon
20 Feb 2014
Holmes Music in Swindon are hosting a drum workshop on Mon 17th March 2014 - doors open 6:45pm. The workshop will feature a masterclass from Colin Woolway, founder of Drumsense. Tickets are £10 / £5 students.
To book a place or for more details contact Holmes Music 01793 526393 or Drumsense tutor Rob Cooper 07970 012241.
Holmes Music are at Faringdon Road, Swindon, SN1 5AR.
New product in webshop
06 Dec 2013
We have added a new book to our webshop which is a great read for those thinking about teaching drums, or already teaching and in need of new inspiration.
It's called "How To Teach Drums" by Claire Brock - click here to see the details in our webshop.
Drumsense Day at Foote's of London
29 Oct 2013
The venerable Foote's of London music store are hosting a Drumsense Day on 31st October 2013. The day includes private one-to-one lessons with Colin Woolway from 10am, a masterclass with Colin at 5:15pm, and a teachers seminar at 6:30pm.
To book any of these sessions, call 020 7323 2213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Drumsense UK!
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proven method based on books and playalong material by contemporary
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Colin Woolway teaches drums in West Croydon, at the BRIT school, and at Drumbeat in
Newport, Wales. Click here for more details.
David Francis is a drummer and teacher based in North East England. His musicality and versatility has earned him a diverse list of playing credits. He is also very active in the field of music education.
David has been extremely interested in music for as long as he can remember and played guitar and piano before moving to the drums aged thirteen. With a desire to learn more about music and try to make a living at it, David began intensive study and practice under well respected local teacher Geoff Hutchinson. After finishing school David completed a degree in Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music, studying drums with Ronnie Bottomley and Tony Mann and composition with Tony Faulkner.
Since leaving college David continues to practise and study as much as possible and has had occasional lessons with Trevor Tomkins (Guildhall School of Music), Dave DiCenso (Berklee), and David Garibaldi (Tower of Power.) David also studies piano with David Murray.
David has worked with bands in many genres – rock, pop, blues, brass bands and musical theatre – but is particularly active in the North East jazz scene. David also performs regularly at private functions and corporate events and for the last two years has played in the house band for the Royal Television Society Awards (North East and Cumbria.)
As mentioned, David is also an educator. He has been teaching Drums both privately and in local schools for over ten years. David has also led percussion ensembles and coached the rhythm sections/percussion sections of many award winning youth ensembles. In addition to this David has taught aspiring drummers at Newcastle Drum Centre, Gateshead College and at Jazz workshops in conjunction with the Sage Gateshead.
David's qualifications include:
BA (Hons) Jazz Studies – Leeds College of Music
Grade 8 Drums
Grade 5 Piano
Grade 5 Music Theory
David has a CRB enhanced disclosure form ...
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