Drum lessons situated 5 mins walk from Hartford train station in the town of Northwich, Cheshire with Hugh Lawrence.
I am a professional musician with 20 years experience of teaching and performing.
I currently teach Drums and Percussion for Cheadle Hulme School (a leading independent school in Manchester), Hartford High School, and teach private lessons from my studio at home in Hartford, Northwich - see below.
I have a 100% pass rate with Trinity College London Graded Drums and Percussion exams, and have detailed knowledge and experience of all the current Grade and Performance Diploma exam syllabuses - both Drum kit and Snare Drum. Though I would add that my expectation of my students is much wider and more detailed than the 'Grade ladder'. (See summary below.)
I am a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and have a first class degree in Music (Salford University 2002). I am fully DBS checked, insured, and up to date with child protection training.
For more information about lessons, please get in touch below.
Hugh Lawrence BA(hons) MISM
Contact: Hugh Lawrence
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"Hugh taught me drums at school between Years 9-13 and I could not have asked for a better mentor whilst preparing to study Music at University and to then go on to pursue a career in music. He gave me an excellent technical foundation during my years studying with him, as well as opening my ears to Jazz and many Cuban, South American and African styles of music which I now love. Hugh is an incredibly supportive, knowledgeable, approachable teacher whose tuition I would recommend to anyone."
Jonathan Needham BMus(RNCM) - former pupil.
"Hugh is a rare kind of teacher, one that can help mould you into a musician, a word not often used to describe a drummer. He has patience, a wealth of knowledge and can help, with your own effort, to give you the skills to excel on the drums. A fantastic teacher whose impact on my own playing was, and still is, priceless."
Anthony Marginson - former pupil.
My teaching in summary
Mechanics / Technique
Use of the sticks, hands, arms, feet, pedals etc. How your body interacts with the instrument. Awareness of musical TIME & Tempo.
The essential list of pieces / songs / tunes to become familiar with if you want to perform in differing situations.
Prep for Performance
Grade exams (which are a performance of sorts) Learn key songs & pieces. Have a concert / audition soon that needs prep?
Reading Music, understanding written music and musical theory.
Culture, History & Examples of Genre
Know your Brazilian Samba from your Cuban Mambo. Significant tracks from history and now. Discover “who, what, when…” in Rock, Jazz, Pop etc.
Performance anxiety? Equipment needs. Getting your head around practice. The real world of music making.