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tuition testimonials


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  • Marc has been teaching my Son Lucas from the age of 6 - to now,  he is in senior school age 11.  Drums have become such a big part of his life, and something he has been able to identify himself against.  Learning the drums with Marc has not only helped him find something he is 'good at' amongst his peer group at school, it's also helped him academically and given him confidence to make the transition to senior school.  Not only is Marc an honest, talented teacher with real attention to detail - he clicks very well with children, becoming something of a mentor for Lucas as well.  He has always had a genuine concern and interest in his overall welfare.

    Cheryl Penman (Mother)

  • "I studied with Marc 9 years. He is such a first class educator and without him I would not be the musician I am today. I still go back for lessons when I feel stuck in my practice routine."

    Matthew Newman, music professional.

  • "Having learnt with Marc for 11 years, he has helped me tremendously in becoming a confident and well-rounded drummer. His wide knowledge of genres and enthusiastic approach to teaching aided me hugely in completing my learning and particularly my school A level performances."

    Matt Khoo, 22.

tuition


  • 24 years teaching experience.

  • 2:1 degree in jazz and world Music (specialising in performance). 

  • 100% exam pass rate over 24 years.

  • GCSE, A level performance and University Auditions coaching.

  • Custom built sound proof studio.

  • Waiting Room.

  • Air conditioning.

  • Public Address System. 

  • Sakai Trilogy drum kit.

  • 16 Track Live Recording.

  • Full DBS certificate and public liability insurance. 

 

About Marc

With  a busy playing schedule spanning over twenty years Marc is able to pass on first hand knowledge of all aspects of drumming and the music industry. He has lectured/tutored at: Middlesex University, The Colchester Institute, Dartington College of Arts, Seevic VI form college, The Essex Easter Jazz course (which he now co-runs) and is also the resident percussion tutor at Brentwood School.

All tuition is bespoke so you can work through particular genre, specialise technique, come for a couple of lessons, or follow Marc’s own curriculum which has been refined over more than 20 years and produced a number of professional players.

 

Exams, GCSE, A level, University Auditions. 

For those who choose exams Marc has a wealth of experience preparing for GCSE and A level performances as well as University Auditions. He has also tutored numerous students through the Trinity Grades with a 100% pass rate over 24 years.

Drum Hut Studios.

Lesson take place at Drum Hut Studios. A custom built tuition suite and recording studio that has everything you may need including several top of the range drum kits SAKAE, DW or YAMAHA. We are proud to be endorsed by MEINAL Cymbals and EVANS Drum heads and ProMark sticks.

The studio also features:

  • A Fully Miked drum kit ready to record.

  • An acoustically treated room for optimum sound.

  • A monitored playback system so you can mix your own playing with a backing track.

Who can have lessons and how do I start?

Anyone that is keen and has time to practise. Children can come from the age of 7 and previous/current students include:

  • Children of all ages,

  • University students,

  •  Retired Headmaster,

  • Doctor’s,

  • Housewives,

  • Martial Arts instructors.

  • Business executives.

 

SEN (Special Educational Needs).

Marc has experience teaching students with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and hearing impairment. In his opinion it’s simply a matter of finding the best way to teach you as an individual. Being categorised as SEN is no reason not to play the drums and enjoy music.

Student testimonials


  • "Having learnt with Marc for 11 years, he has helped me tremendously in becoming a confident and well-rounded drummer. His wide knowledge of genres and enthusiastic approach to teaching aided me hugely in completing my learning and particularly my school A level performances."

    Matt Khoo, 22.

  • "I studied with Marc 9 years. He is such a first class educator and without him I would not be the musician I am today. I still go back for lessons when I feel stuck in my practice routine."

    Matthew Newman, music professional.

  • Marc has been teaching my Son Lucas from the age of 6 - to now,  he is in senior school age 11.  Drums have become such a big part of his life, and something he has been able to identify himself against.  Learning the drums with Marc has not only helped him find something he is 'good at' amongst his peer group at school, it's also helped him academically and given him confidence to make the transition to senior school.  Not only is Marc an honest, talented teacher with real attention to detail - he clicks very well with children, becoming something of a mentor for Lucas as well.  He has always had a genuine concern and interest in his overall welfare.

    Cheryl Penman (Mother)