I have played drums for most of my life and for the last 16 years have worked extensively as a professional musician.
My professional achievements to date include performing and recording with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, Curtis Harding, Glen Nicholls, Kyla Brox, The Osmonds, Susan Boyle, Jonathan Ansell (G4), Lucien Barbarin, Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), Andy Prior, Tamra Keenan, The Swing Commanders, The Jive Aces, Future Funk Squad and The Goodbye Plot.
I have toured all over the world as a session drummer performing throughout Europe including three performances at Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Pitchfork Festival in Paris, New Fall Festival in Germany, Floralia Festival in Holland, Satisfaxion Festival in Spain, Pop Komm in Berlin, Rendezvous Festival in France, Enjoy Jazz Festival in Germany, TM Base Festival in Romania and Beautiful Days Festival in UK.
I want to continue passing on the experience I have gained over the years and so I teach drums privately through rossendaledrumlessons.com
I am a Guitar teacher with over 25 years playing experience. I teach both classical and electric guitar locally in schools and colleges around Bury and Rossendale for just over 12 years. I also teach guitar privately through Rossendale Guitar Lessons
I initially studied and trained at SSR Manchester as a sound engineer and worked for a number of years in recording studios in Both Oxford and London.
It is possible you have seen my past pupils out performing locally in bands or as solo performances even some at larger national festivals like Bloodstock, Wildfire in scotland, Festwich, S.O.S and venues in Manchester.
You may have also seen me playing at local venues with my classic rock covers band Qudos. And the “children of bury sing” band.
The wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to us. All our tutors live and work locally and have a DBS reference number (from the Disclosure and Barring Service, previously CRB checks).