I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing drum students over the years – check out what they have to say.
"ALFIE ABSOLUTELY LOVES HIS DRUM LESSONS WITH ALEX!"
Jenny, mother to the super-cool rockstar, Alfie
"Alfie absolutely loves his drum lessons with Alex! When he realises it’s ‘drum lesson day’ he lets out a loud ‘YESSSSS!!!’ There is never any problem getting Alfie to practice – Alex has inspired him from the very start 3 years ago when he started drumming using large plastic containers left over from Christmas! Alex’s communication is excellent – regular feedback on progress along with interesting newsletters. He is very flexible and responsive and has a genuine interest in his students. We would not hesitate to recommend learning the drums with Alex."
"(ALEX) BREAKS THINGS DOWN SO IT'S EASY TO UNDERSTAND & GOES AT YOUR PACE"
Penny, mother to the brilliant Rowan
"We have just asked him (Rowan) to describe what his lessons are like as to how you are as a teacher. Here are his words:
- Alex is a great teacher
- breaks things down so it’s easy to understand and goes at your pace
- he’s really interesting and friendly
- he always makes lessons fun and sets goals and challenges and mixes things up so it’s different each week
- he is interested in how I am doing and asks me questions to get involved
- if I don’t understand he helps by demonstrating and giving me examples
From our perspective we love your newsletters and end of term reports - they are a great synopsis of his progress and how he interacts with you."
"OUR SON’S MUSICAL CONFIDENCE & COMPETENCE HAS CHANGED BEYOND RECOGNITION"
D. Britton, father to a drumming dynamo
"Alex is a genuinely talented musician and teacher. His relaxed and flexible approach includes taking suggestions on specific drumming patterns or songs to try, which shows his genuine passion for teaching music and finding the best way for each student to excel in their own journey. With his help, our son’s musical confidence and competence has changed beyond recognition - Alex has been a genuine inspiration."
"ALEX HAS HELPED OUR SON ENJOY & THRIVE AT PLAYING THE DRUMS"
Andrew, dad to the rockin’ William
"Alex has helped our son enjoy and thrive at playing the drums over the last year. Alex's lessons and teaching style are great for the complete beginner and you can see that he enjoys working with the pupils."
"ALEX HAS GIVEN OUR SON SUCH A FANTASTIC START"
Julia, mum to the awesome Sam
"Alex has given our son such a fantastic start to his journey with playing the drums. He tailored the initial lessons to our son’s age so he both took away important techniques and the basic knowledge of playing the drums, and at the same time had great fun and enjoyed some drumming games. Communication with Alex has also been fantastic, and we are hugely impressed with the support given to his students with detailed feedback on their progress, as well as the brilliant information/music pack we were sent when we joined Alex. We really feel as though we’ve found a gem of a teacher and we 100% made the right choice choosing Alex as a teacher."
"MY SON THOROUGHLY ENJOYS HIS WEEKLY DRUM LESSONS"
Lynne, mother to the rockin' Kian
"My son thoroughly enjoys his weekly drum lessons and thinks Alex is a great teacher. Alex tailors the lessons to suit my son’s individual needs. Alex is always patient, encouraging, enthusiastic and manages to keep him focussed. I really appreciate that my son has been able to continue his drum lessons online through the various lockdowns over the past year, it has been something for him to look forward to every week."
"THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING NIDHI"
Supriya, mum to the rock 'n' roller, Nidhi
"I wanted to say thank you Alex! I have tried vocal and guitar classes, and had almost despaired that my little girl would not learn any art form - until we met you! You have been a great teacher and friend to Nidhi. She has enjoyed her drum lessons, never misses a practice, and cannot wait to interact with you again. Thank you for inspiring Nidhi, as I am sure you do to all your other students! I wish we could have met to personally thank you, but please do consider this a heartfelt wish for the very best things to come your way :) I do hope that one day our paths cross again!"
"I REALLY ENJOYED LEARNING"
Sue, lover of 70s rock music
"Very many thanks for your teaching over the last few years. Originally, I only set out to try drumming. However I really enjoyed learning about all the different aspects and styles. Best wishes."
"I REALLY ENJOYED LAST TUESDAY"
Wayne, a big alternative rock fan
“I really enjoyed last Tuesday. It was nice to talk to someone knowledgeable about drumming, rather than just reading and watching.
I've been practising with the bass beater pressed against the drum, and it has made my bass drumming more precise. I think I can go faster too. My foot is now slightly ahead of my hands, but I'll get them lined up again with more practice.
Thanks for the tip!"
"WE COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER TEACHER"
Becki, mother of the incredibly talented Kiah
"Alex is a fantastic teacher whom I would recommend. He is able to relate to students of all ages and competence. Thank you for all you have done and are doing for my daughter. We couldn’t ask for a better teacher."
"THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GREAT TEACHING!!"
Lesley, mother. of the true pro, Adam
"We have just got Adams exam results through... He got 92/100!!! Wow he is going to be so happy with that! Thank you for all your great teaching!!"