Ba-doom tish! Want to be a demon on the drum-kit? Ready to drop jaws as your hands become a blur? All too willing to give your neighbours tinnitus? Based in Bristol (the Nashville of the South-West!) our brilliant drum lessons will soon have you paradiddling like a pro. Whether you’re just starting out, looking to improve your versatility and musicianship, or just like hitting things with sticks, our drum teachers are among Bristol’s finest.
Joe is a devoted vegan who loves bananas so much that he has them grated onto his pizza instead of cheese.
When it comes to playing the drums, Joe’s an all rounder with live and studio experience in a range of styles such as pop, funk, jazz, rock & heavy metal, musical theatre, Latin, Hip-Hop, and many more.
As well as playing in bands for more than 10 years, Joe has studied with some of the finest drummers and educators the UK has to offer such as Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine, Bill Bailey, Pitchshifter) James Hester (Rhythm Magazine, Cars on Fire), Professor Albus Dumbledore (Wizard, The Warlocks), Dom Greensmith (Reef), Mark Whitlam (Freelance Jazz Drummer), Severus Snape (Nine Inch Nails, Black Veil Brides) and Keiron Pepper (The Prodigy).
These days, if he’s not out performing or recording, he’s working at home writing music for Video Games, Podcasts, and YouTube videos.
A single rehearsal with Joe can produce enough drumstick sawdust to cover an entire day's worth of vomit at Thorpe Park.
Joe lost most of his hair in an unfortunate argument with a ceiling fan, but has surprisingly managed to retain his musical prowess. He has been tutored by some of the UK's finest professional drummers such as James Hester (Cars on fire) Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, This is menace, Bill Bailey) Dom Greensmith (Reef) Mark Whitlam (Freelance Jazz Drummer) and Keiran Pepper (The Prodigy) - and he is ready to pass this wealth of knowledge and experience on to his students!
Joe has found himself on the throne for a wide range of bands, showcasing his versatility, including double-kick metal mentalism in 'Witness to An End', Alt/Funk/Rock in 'Artikae', and Motown/Blues/Funk in 'The Coochie Club'. Legend has it that Joe even did a jazz gig once, though he denies it to this day.
Not only is Joe an exceptionally talented drummer, he is also a very skilled bassist and guitarist in many styles, from funk to metal. Some might say he is a jack of all trades and master of puppets.
Nobody knows what AJ keeps inside his beanie hat, but current thinking leads us to speculate that he stores his mother's secret yorkshire pudding recipe, a Trevor McDonald action figure and a small lump of cheese.
AJ Rousell is a professional drummer/percussionist based in Bristol (UK). Since the age of 12, he spent the following decade developing his craft, which included studying at a number of highly respected institutions (including the Bristol Institute of Modern Music). AJ has received tuition from some of the biggest names in the drumming world including James Hester (Lily Allen, Malakai), Jason Bowld (Pitch Shifter, Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar), Benny Greb, JP Bouvet, Mike Johnston, Craig Blundell and Matt Halpern.
AJ began expanding his experience by working with a variety of bands and solo artists, building a reputation as a reliable, diverse and skilled player. Having performed at a number of different venues, festivals, radio stations and studios; AJ began playing with Makala Cheung in 2013 and has become the Musical Director for her live performances. AJ is quickly becoming a well known name in Bristol as a player and an educator; and he is showing no signs of slowing down!
Visit AJ's website for more information about him and his projects.
Despite his bad boy image, Cameron loves nothing better than staying home and cuddling his kitty.
Cameron is the Bristol Rock Centre apprentice. Having studied guitar with Rich Thornton (BRC director) since the age of 9, he has been a great ambassador for BRC, involving himself in a variety of the school’s activities as well as the wider Bristol music scene. Now aged 17, Cameron studies music performance at Bath College with the aim of making music his long term career. For some work experience, he has been offering lessons at BRC on Sundays, with great results. Cameron can teach up to about grade 5 guitar, and up to grade 3 drums and bass. As Cameron is still undergoing teacher training, lessons are discounted to just £17 per hour, and remain under the guidance of Director Rich Thornton.
Tobias has an interesting fashion sense - the other month he went to Dismaland and people thought he was an exhibit.
Tobias has worked as a professional musician for 10 years. Originally self taught on drums, he went on to study for both BTEC and degree level qualifications in music (specialising in drums).
Tobias has worked with function bands and with original music in live, touring and studio situations. These areas of work have led Tobias to play gigs supporting Calvin Harris and the Noisettes, and playing with multi award winner Soweto Kinch. Tobias' work has had radio play, both in the UK and in the US, he also spent a year working as a session musician in Paris. Tobias also once managed an A&R team of 20 people for a record label, this reminded him of how much he loves hitting things, so back to drumming he went!
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