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Drum Kit, Piano and composition Lessons from Beginner to Advanced.

I specialise in teaching Drum Kit, piano composition and electronic music composition. I teach exams in Rockschool and Trinity Rock and Pop. I provide friendly, flexible and targeted music tuition.

This class is aimed at all ages and backgrounds for children and adults of all abilities and needs.

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At teacher's location: Downsway, Springfield, Chelmsford CM1 6TU, UK
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Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
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The class is taught in:

English

About Me

Nigel a freelance drummer, composer and educator. He has played a wide range of styles from modern jazz, latin, rock, electronic and metal. The most notable of which include Giovanni Amighetti (David Rhodes/Real World), Pier Bernardi (Ace of Skunk Anasie) and Marco Vincini (The Cage a tribute to Genesis) and James Coppolaro. He has studied drums and percussion at Colchester Institute and music at The Open University, ARU and LSBU. He has completed an MA Music at Middlesex University for which he gained a distinction. He has also taught drums at Middlesex University on their BA Music Degree and Bmus.

Nigel has also composed music for drum play along books which explore the development of the drum set in terms of performance. He also produces music for a wide range of styles from Jazz, Classical, Latin to Metal and progressive rock. He currently performs drum kit and composes for his band The nss58 Project. He has also composed music for the media and written over 200 piece of music. These can be viewed via Audiosparx.

Education

Bed (Hons) Degree and QTS. @ Middlesex University 1992.
Postgraduate Dip in Education. @ ARU 1999.
MA Music. @ Middlesex Univeristy 2011.
HonFTCM in Music Education. 2013.
CPD In Music. 2009 from Trinity College.

Experience / Qualifications

I have been teaching drums and piano for nearly 20 years working 1 to 1 with students developing their musical aspirations and skills. I have qualified teacher status.
This twelve lesson course introduces you to the basics of the 12 bar blues, blues scales and 5 different rock and blues songs. All the learning materials are provided for you. The course outline is shown below: 1. 12 Bar Lead Sheet (LS) In C. 2. Pentatonic C Major. C Blue Notes Eb Bb. 3. Basic Bass Line and Octaves for C Blues. 4. Upper and Lower Chords for 12 Bar Blues In C. 5. Song 1 - C Jam Blues as played by Duke Ellington. 6. Other Songs based on C Blues: • Song 2 - Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally (LS). (Bass and Chord Vamp 1). • Song 3 - Things Aint What They Used To Be (LS). 7. The 7th Chords. C7 F7 G7. 8. Playing C Blues using 7th Chords using inversions. Upper Voicing. 9. Playing C Blues using 7th Chords using inversions. Lower Voicing. 10. More Scales and Chords In C. 11. Latin Piano Vamp C Blues. Both Hands Together. (Vamp 2). 12. Other 145 Songs. Song 4 - Cold Play - Yellow.
In this progressive course you will be shown how to compose music of various styles either at the keyboard or computer. The aim is to give you a range of options to write songs or compose music for film, TV and Media. This course is graded from beginner to advanced level. I also produce a certificate and exam report at exam stage of grading in which you can use on your CV. At each level you will be taught how to compose three contrasting pieces of music for a range of instruments and styles. Here is the course Outline Composing Electronic Music Graded Exams Beginner Graded Exam (1 to 2) - Compose 3 pieces of differing music as follows: • No more than two original 2 minute pieces using drums, bass and synth in an EDM style. Styles to be included Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, House and similar genres. • A re worked cover of a contemporary electronic artists work, no longer than 2 minutes. This must include examples of samples and original interpretations. - A written 150 word summary of what, how and why the pieces were composed. Intermediate Graded Exam Lower (3 to 4) - Compose 3 pieces of differing music as follows: • No more than two original 2 to 3 minute pieces using drums, bass, samples and synths in an contemporary electronic style. Styles to be included • A re worked cover of a contemporary electronic artists work, no longer than 3 minutes. This must include examples of sampling and looping and basic elements of sound production such as basic mixing techniques including panning and effects. An understanding of mastering would also improve student marks. - A written 200 word summary of what, how and why the pieces were composed. Intermediate Graded Exam Higher (5 to 6) - Compose 3 pieces of differing music as follows: • One original 3 to 4 minute pieces using drums, bass, samples, loops and synths in an contemporary electronic style. Styles to be included EDM, Electronica, Downtempo and Electronic Rock. • A re worked cover of a contemporary electronic artists work, no longer than 3 1/2 minutes. This must include examples of sampling and looping and elements of sound production such as mixing techniques including panning, EQ and effects. An understanding of mastering would also improve student marks. • One original 3 minute pieces using drums, bass and synth in an experimental electronic artists style such as minimalism, ambient, hauntology. This should include examples of original sounds developed using subtractive synthesis and originally created rhythms and sample manipulations such as stretching. - A written 300 word summary of what, how and why the pieces were composed. Advanced Graded Exam (7 to 8) - Compose 4 pieces of differing music as follows: • No more than two original 5 minute pieces using drums, bass and synth in an experimental electronic artists style such as minimalism, ambient, hauntology. This should include examples of original sounds developed using subtractive synthesis and originally created rhythms and sample manipulations. • One original 3 to 4 minute pieces using drums, bass, samples and synths in an contemporary electronic style. Styles to be included. • A re worked cover of a contemporary electronic artists work, no longer than 4 minutes. This must include examples of sample manipulation, looping and sound production techniques such as mixing and mastering using panning, EQ, compression and automation. A written 500 word summary of what, how and why the pieces were composed. Screen shots of software or photos of hardware used would greatly improve your mark. Basic understanding of the piano keyboard, controllers, synths and music theory needs to be integrated into the exams.
This course is divided into twelve 1 hour lessons that introduce you to playing hard rock and metal drumming. It includes master classes of drummers like Carmine Appice, John Bonham, Lars Ulrich, Nicko Mcbrain, Dave Grohl and Mike Portnoy. Subjects include Drum Fills, Double Bass Drumming and Nu Metal Signature Licks. All learning materials are provided for you with Teacher feedback and grading.

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