Tutor Profile: Henry Lascelles


Having studied with Max Abrams and John Marshall, Henry turned professional in 1972 and over the years has worked with many different bands playing rock, funk, blues and jazz. Highlights included gigs with Lene Lovich, Paul Young, and Alexis Korner. (He also jammed with Keith Richards at a wedding – but keeps quiet about his role on a hit by Marmalade!)

In 1999 after a break away from drumming, Henry was coaxed into playing with the reformed Global Village Trucking Company with musicians who had worked with Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, the Pretenders, Eurhythmics, and Steve Harley, and discovered that the urge to perform was still very much alive.

On relocating to East Anglia (for love), he started teaching drums and now runs the Lascelles Rhythm School with his wife Fiona, who teaches bass. In 2003 he was invited to join Colin Woolway’s Drumsense programme, and Colin has given a masterclass in the depths of Suffolk which was a great success. More are planned for the future.

Henry also gigs with several bands and currently plays with The BBs, News of the Victory, Mark Fawcett Band, and after a gap of over 20 years, Lene Lovich.

The old Camco Kit has finally gone into retirement. Henry now has a shiny new set of Sonor Delite drums with Zildjian cymbals, which he attacks with Vic Firth sticks and cocoons in Protection Racket cases.

Teaching is very much tailored to each student, taking into account what level they are, what they want achieve, and what types of music they enjoy. Typically, topics covered can include time-keeping, dynamics, rudiments, independence, and reading, as well as how to lock in with a bass player, and how to tune a drum kit. Overall, the focus is on sound and musicality.

Teaching location: Long Stratton, Norfolk


Phone 1: 01508 571451

Phone 2: 07976 754474

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