Ellis Avenue, Rainham, England RM139TU
Drummer / Drum Teacher / Music Lecturer / Music Mentor / Music Inclusion Specialist.

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I currently not only teach at my studio but also in schools and colleges. I am the Lead Music Mentor for Essex Music Service, establishing projects for children with learning disabilities. I'm a Music Lecturer for Barnet and Southgate College, for their SEN department, specialising in teaching those with Autism, PMLD and LD, and I'm the Musical Inclusion Specialist for MusicNet East working with vulnerable and challenging children and using music as a way to deliver against some of the wider outcomes of music-making (confidence, self-esteem, resilience, engagement etc) as well as their musical progression.

Drum Tuition with me is based at my studio in Rainham, Essex and my students range in age from 8 upwards and I enjoy teaching them all. Though some of my students go on to attend music colleges like BIMM, ACM and the Royal College of Music, I also love teaching quirky, bright kids who may not make a living as musicians.


20 years playing experience, UK and EU performances, TV and sessions.


14 years experience working with children and young people, as a music teacher, private tutor and youth worker 

Lead Music Mentor for Essex Music Service and Specialist Mentor for The National Autistic Society

Peripatetic Drum kit 


Music Lecturer for Barnet and Southgate College for their PMLD/SEN department


Music Inclusion Specialist for MusicNet East


Experienced in supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs (including children on the Autistic Spectrum), Emotional and Behavioural Disorders and those at risk of exclusion)


Able to engage and support young people with complex needs, with a sound understanding of Safeguarding and Working Together frameworks.


City & Guilds Level 3 Arts & Music Leadership (PTLLS)


PG Cert in Teaching Music to Special Needs