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Drum Teachers in Southend

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Drums, Guitar & Rock-band Sessions - Individual & Class Lessons


Throughout the ten years James has played drums, he has become an accomplished player with a huge amount of experience in many popular different styles, including; Rock, Jazz and Funk.  This has fuelled his enthusiasm and passion for the drums, and now he is able to pass on all this knowledge to his students, with excellent results.  With a willingness to adapt his teaching style to individual student's needs, James is a great teacher that The Academy is proud to have on-board






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Guitar, Drums & Singing - Individual Lessons

After 15 years in the fields of live and studio music, Val has become a versatile multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. Picking up the guitar at the age of 11, she has since then studied extensively both electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums, percussion and singing.
She has played in several bands covering various music styles (Rock, Metal, Pop, Blues, Acoustic), and has had the honour of sharing the stage with some famous Italian artists.  She has  participated  in international music workshops in Berlin and Bucharest, as well as being the special guest for the 10th year celebration of the Nipiaa Rock Festival, in Greenland.
She has recently completed a song writing course at the prestigious Berklee College of Music (USA) learning creative writing, composition and arrangement skills, which she's very keen to share with her students, as well as helping them to reach their highest potential by focusing on the little details that make a good musician stand out.
During the time spent teaching music, Val has mastered different techniques that allow each student to lead their own learning process using songs or music styles they actually like; her professional but friendly attitude gives her the chance to create successful relationships with students of all ages. 




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Guitar, Drums & Keyboard - Individual Lessons


Lee has been playing guitar, bass, drums and keys or over 20 years and has had previous success performing  live and recording with various bands throughout this time.
Aside from his session work between touring, Lee began teaching around 2001 and found it an enjoyable and worthwhile platform to educate and nurture new musicians on their journey into music.
Lee will tailor lessons around every individual and enjoys finding the right musical journey for each and every one of his students!








Brass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Drums & Theory - Individual Lessons


Radio play on BBC radio, performing at festivals, writing & arranging for folk music, vocal harmony bands and horn sections, leading rock & pop band projects in London and recording / producing are just some of the skills and experience that Chris has built up and developed over the 25 years he has been a musician.

Chris' unique perspective and experience across multiple instruments and styles will keep you excited and engaged to learn and create music.





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