Northwood Drum Lessons

Northwood Drum Lessons


Always trust musicians to be creative in new ways at times of crisis!!
One more from the archives. Full cover at Coral Smith Vocals Northwood Drum Lessons
I'm sure this will apply to plenty of students out there!!
Had a great time last night playing with The Front Covers, thanks for having me along - perfect way to finish an afternoon of teaching at Northwood Drum Lessons
Really enjoyed recording this one. Music teacher friends please share with your students if they are KoL fans and furthermore check out EZ Song Lessons for more full band video/audio recordings + transcriptions of every part.
Thanks again to local business The Cafe in the Park for giving us your great space to record in!

Adam has been working as a professional drummer and drum teacher since he graduated from Leeds Colle From that, GOALS and MOTIVATIONS are identified.

Lessons always begin by talking to the student about their musical interests and experience. Whether the student is a complete beginner or an advanced drummer, Adam's method of teaching will always favour achieving the student's goals with the aid of the music that they are interested in and inspired by, whilst incorporating work on the following elements:

- Technique
- Time feel/time signatures

Operating as usual

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 23/12/2020

Santa has delivered some more certificates today - congratulations to George, Ishan and Henry!



Now THERE 'S a challenge!


Literally in the middle of my final lesson before the Christmas break and a power cut of around 150 local houses ensued!
30 minutes before the (online) lesson, I had just bought some new bike lights which luckily came charged enough to light me and my drums to finish the lesson!

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 16/12/2020

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Congratulations to all my students who have taken their Trinity Rock & Pop exams this year, having had to learn most and in some cases, ALL of the grade material via ONLINE LESSONS.
The first batch of certificates have arrived for students who took their exams during the summer and I can't wait to hand them out!

Thursday will be last day of lessons before the Christmas Break.

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Face-to-face lessons restarting next week and we have a new onlooker to keep everything in check! ;)

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 11/09/2020

Final preparations for the first face-to-face lessons in 6 months!!


Getting geared up for restarting some face-to-face teaching soon!


Whoever said practice should stop on holidays?!?! Fire-diddles are the order of the day!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Lockdown Arrangement) 10/05/2020

I've been inspired to do many things during this lockdown:

Doing more drum practice myself!
Start practicing my other instruments (video evidence shows they need it!)
Do more baking/eat more healthily
Speak to people more on the phone.

Then hearing so many of my musician friends putting out various solo/collaborative remote recordings, I felt inspired to write and record this little arrangement.

Enjoy.......and keep practicing!!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Lockdown Arrangement) Missing not having any musical interaction at the moment during this CV lockdown, so when I was hearing various people playing this song on their doorsteps, ...

Timeline photos 09/11/2019

Passion for performance and teaching can be difficult to balance in one career. Here's what three teachers say they love about delivering the Rock & Pop syllabus - and how it helps them enjoy their life as a gigging musician and as an ambitious music teacher.


As I teacher, I believe it is really important to keep active as a performing musician so that I can pass all my experiences onto my students.
I have recently been interviewed by Trinity Rock & Pop as part of a teacher case-study where I talk about this amongst a few other things. Please check out the article by clicking on the link below:

NATIONAL HUG A DRUMMER DAY - October 10, 2019 | National Today 10/10/2019

Mum's and dad's, it's time to give your child drummers an extra hug today!!

NATIONAL HUG A DRUMMER DAY - October 10, 2019 | National Today Behind every song that stirs your soul, there’s a drummer keeping a beat. Whether you listen to pop, rock, jazz, country, hip-hop or soul, it’s a drummer who makes all your favorite songs get up and move. That’s why every October 10th, we celebrate National Hug a Drummer Day β€” a day for givi...

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 28/08/2019

Off on Summer Holiday tomorrow so Northwood Drum Lessons will be taking a break until 10th September. In the meantime here are the final batch of summer exam certificates - special congratulations to those students taking their very FIRST exams!

Congratulations to: Aadil, Amrit, Drew, Etienne, George, Ilyaan, Layla, Rolabi, Samuel, Samvir, Sophia, Varun and Zak!!

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 12/08/2019

After a busy week on the road with Mr Bloom & His Band, how lovely to come home to another set of fantastic exam results from our Trinity Rock & Pop candidates. Rockschool results on the way soon!

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 28/07/2019

Wow, who'd have thought the summer holidays would be such a busy time - MORE GREAT exam results coming in every day (photos to follow soon) - WELL DONE to all my students!
And back from few days off playing at some great festivals with Cbeebies Mr Bloom & His Band

Photos from Mr Bloom & His Band's post 24/07/2019

Taking a few days break from a busy teaching schedule to entertain the tiddlers!


Another Northwood Drum Lessons collaboration with the folks at EZ Song Lessons - this time providing drums for one of their Guitar tutorial videos!
Check out their Youtube channel for lots of song lessons on guitar/bass/drums including individual instrument videos and sheet music downloads

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 13/07/2019

Happy Summer Holidays to those of you who have already broken up!! In the thick of exam season at the moment and some great results coming back so far. Congratulations to everyone who has already sat their exams.
First batch of certificates through - more to come

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 16/05/2019

Lots of exams happening at the moment. At Northwood Drum Lessons, we like to make sure all students are as well-prepared as possible and are feeling confident. For this reason, we always do a .


Love it when students show true commitment!!

How's THAT for commitment! Well done to Alexis who would not let a broken ankle stop her from coming to her drum lesson!!


How's THAT for commitment! Well done to Alexis who would not let a broken ankle stop her from coming to her drum lesson!!

Photos from Northwood Drum Lessons's post 11/03/2019

Northwood Drum Lessons has been getting really busy recently - new students joining and now preparing for a busy exam period over the next couple of months...
In the meantime, Adam will also be busy appearing as his alter ego 'Rodney', playing with CBeebies Mr Bloom & His Band at many of your favourite family festivals, amongst other gigs


I've discovered the original Beyonce lyrics before she went through the rewrite!


When I bought my last car, I took my drums to the showroom to check that they all fitted in the car ok. A drummer NEEDS good and reliable transport!πŸ₯πŸ€˜πŸš—πŸš—


Who can make the best musical instrument out of snow??

Buddy Rich Bugle Call Rag live 1982 14/01/2019

Panto is well and truly behind me now - teaching is back in full swing. Here's a video of a drumming legend to inspire you to make an even bigger effort in 2019!

Notice how he stops the band and starts again because he thought they could play it better!! Also, check out the drum solo towards the end!

Buddy Rich Bugle Call Rag live 1982 beliau berkata yg tidak berkemampuan akan jatuh ke musik rock damn...| awesome skill


Thank you to everyone who took part in our Air Drumming competition, winner to be announced shortly....


We are over halfway through the run of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Watersmeet, having done a marathon 3 shows yesterday!!
To my students - hope the drum sticks aren't getting too neglected this Christmas!! πŸ˜‰πŸ₯πŸ€˜πŸ₯

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