Drum Kit Teachers – Eastbourne East Sussex
Matt Hobson has been a pro drummer and percussionist for 20 years. He has been playing with some of the finest musicians from the big band genre and recent work has included the drum chair on Alter Eagles tribute band, Magic of Motown and Soul Legends Show, South Coast Big Band and various shows.
Matt is very proud of his nine years service in HM Royal Marines Band Service where he travelled the World playing alongside orchestras such as the BBC Concert and the LSO. Since leaving the Marines Matt has played for the Dartford Symphony Orchestra, the Brandenburg Sinfonia and the Becker Ensemble.
“I offer fun drum kit lessons to beginners, intermediates and professionals alike in East Sussex. Whether you’re just starting out on this great instrument or you are well versed and want to look at other areas of your playing, I can help you achieve your potential. All one-on-one lessons are conducted either at my studio in East Sussex or at your house. I also offer Skype lessons around the World – you can be at your home/studio and I can teach you from the UK (prices vary). I also offer master-classes and African drumming classes to schools and groups. My experience in HM Royal Marines Band Service means I can offer the marching cadet unit advice on being a better drum corps and as a percussionist I can help with training for concert bands and orchestra’s.”
Ollie is constantly in demand for live and session work in a vast array of musical genres, Equally at home in all genres,
Ollie has gained a reputation for equal measures of sensitive accompaniment and deep grooves.
Credits include… UNIVERSAL RECORDING ARTIST..David Jordan … Sun Goes Down, Love Song, BBC radio 2 young acoustic musician of the year finalists “All Jigged out” ALBUM plus Australian tourLaura holding, CITVs Stephen Mulhern. ,Joe Stilgoe, lianne carroll. The Producers uk tour, By Jeeves uk tour. Grease uk tour, Chess the musical, uk and Canada. the Drifters diamond dynasty tour, Happy days the musical tour. The songs of Sister Act tour(London community gospel choir, 80s soul diva Viola wills, 70s glam rocker Alvin Stardust, Joan Rivers uk tour 2012.
Ollie teaches at The Bedes And Battle Abbey Schools as well as having already had a private teaching practice for 12 years,
Ollie Uses the Rockschool and Trinity/Guildhall Rock and Pop Exams.
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If you’d like to learn to play drums in the comfort of your own home, then contact Charlie Hockin and he will do his best to arrange a time that is convenient for you. Charlie has been for the last 8 years and still is teaching at the Bonners Music Superstore in Eastbourne (all the teachers there are fully CRB checked.) His speciality is catering for people who cannot or would rather not travel to a studio for drum lessons, but instead would prefer their tutor to visit them for home tuition. Charlie has a wealth of gigging experience around the world, playing many styles of music and has been teaching for 13 years. Charlie uses a variety of methods to coax the best out of his pupils according to their needs, including reading music, (a lot easier than most people think) and playing by ear along to backing tracks. For those pupils who wish to take their graded exams Charlie has plenty of experience working with the Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool graded books and has successfully guided some of his students through to merit and distinction passes. Charlie has a sense of humour, is good natured and easy going and will do his best to make learning to play the drums an enjoyable experience.
When I left school I started working in a local record shop. This was soon ended by a pretty major motorcycle accident in which I smashed my leg up and ended up in hospital for about 18 months. During my recovery period I bought my first full drum kit and started practicing. Before long I had put my first band together with some of my friends. Since then I have been in several bands, (some more successful than others) played thousands of gigs, recorded 2 CD’s and continued to learn, improve and develop my drumming. I am currently enjoying playing in and around Eastbourne with a rock covers band, I make regular appearances at local jam nights and am frequently to be found watching local bands at live music gigs.