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Drumsense Training Tracks: Fills 33334 Round The Kit by Colin Woolway

A playalong tune specifically composed to be used for practising Drumsense Rock Fill exercise 33334. The song is relatively short, but composed so that it can be played as a loop. The tune is recorded at 4 different tempi to match varying student ...


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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 sales@footesmusic.co.uk.

Colin Woolway Teaching in Stockport 23 May 2013
Steve White is pleased to announce that Colin Woolway will be giving one-to-one drum lessons at Steve's studio at KD Custom Drums, 24 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JE on June 27 (1pm - 9pm) and June 28 (10am - 7pm) 2013.

Colin's specialist subjects include The Drumsense 8 bar pattern, modern rudiments and drum kit application, Latin, soloing, twin pedal, techniques old and new, and phrasing. Contact Colin to book a lesson.

The Fabulous Pat Petrillo 08 Mar 2013
Pat Petrillo (Patti Labelle, Gloria Gaynor) will be hosting lessons and a drum clinic at Rockbottom music store in Croydon on Thursday 21st March 2013, with special guest Colin Woolway.

The clinic is 7pm to 9:30pm. Private lessons with Pat can be arranged for earlier in the day.

Lesson and clinic: £55.
Clinic only £10.
Venue: Rockbottom, London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB.

Contact Colin Woolway for tickets.

Foote's Drum Store: Tuning Workshop 04 Feb 2013
On Sat 23rd Feb, Foote's drum store in Central London are holding a FREE Drum Head Tuning Helpdesk & Tuning Workshop with Jeff Davenport.

10am-5pm Tuning Helpdesk: Join us in store & bring your snare drum, toms, bass drum or the whole kit! Jeff will be on hand all day to show you how to get the best sound from your drums and advise on tuning and different head combinations.

5-6pm Tuning Workshop: Masterclass set up. Get to know and chat about tuning techniques close up and personal. (Invite only – limited places - strictly first come, first served basis.)

This is a free event and there’ll be some extra special deals on heads on the day from Remo!

Special discounts available to Drumsense tutors AND students in store.

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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.

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Stephen Burns (UK)

Stephen Burns

Hi, I have been playing drums for as long as I can remember, and at the age of 7 decided to give the art of Pipe Band snare drumming a go, and was the first formal drumming lessons that I received. This introduced me to rudiments and playing traditional grip.

I presently still play in a pipe band having worked my way to the top level (grade 1) with Strathclyde Police Pipe Band. I have played there for 14 years under the leadership and guidance of world renowned snare drummer Eric Ward.

During my early teens I played with various rock bands one in particular which became fairly successful and winning many battle of the bands competitions which was a valuable experience for me at a young age on how to perform, rehearse, and record in studios. This gave me a good grounding to move on and become semi-professional in function bands with whom I still play with today.

Over the years some performing highlights have included supporting the proclaimers at Stirling Castle, T in the Park Festival (5 times), playing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Command Performance, with the Pipe Band in Moscow’s Red Square alongside the late Pavarotti, performed as opening act in the Royal Concert Hall Glasgow at the twice held Scottish Drum days.

After being involved in part time and voluntary tutoring for nearly 20 years, I decided to take up professional drum teaching in 2008. Working from my purpose built music room at home I teach on a one to one basis on two acoustic kits (sonor & mapex orion). I teach from age 8 upwards and enjoy teaching whether it be for fun or more advanced purposes. Seeing the progression of my pupils is very rewarding.

I have chosen the Drumsense teaching program as I believe you need to add structure to your lessons and this is obviously a very successful tried and tested teaching method which is held in high regard.

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