Dr Richard hemmings - Leicester DruM SChool
Meet your tutor
Hi. My name’s Dr Richard Hemmings and I’m the drum teacher at Leicester Drum School in Oadby, Leicester.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in having some drum lessons. I’ve been teaching the drums since 2006, and regardless of whether you’re new to the instrument or not, I’m certain you’ll find lessons with me enjoyable.
Drum lessons are available to children (ages 7+) and adults; from complete beginners to more experienced players. My fully equipped teaching studio provides the perfect learning environment. For example, students can play along to backing tracks through the high quality audio system.
For many students taking grades is the preferred route; however, this is optional and others learn just for fun. Which ever path you take, I’ll make sure you learn something new at each lesson. My teaching style is friendly and relaxed. In fact, as my Google reviews often reflect, I’m also a very patient teacher!
Drum lessons take place on a weekly basis during the school term, usually between 4-9pm. Additionally, I am available to teach during the school holidays. So, if you’re looking for drum lessons in Leicester, please get in touch!
. Taster drum lessons are FREE in June 2019!
Furthermore, new students can also take advantage of the Special Offer: 4 x 30 min or 2 x 1 hr lessons for £40.
Lessons are normally charged at £16 per 30 minutes, paid termly in 1, 2 or 3 instalments.
Why COme to ME FOr Drum lessons?
Firstly, I have over 13 years of teaching experience, 30 years of playing experience, a 1st class BA (Hons) degree and a PhD in music. As a result, I’ll help you to avoid common mistakes and (providing you practise!) turn you into a great drummer!
Secondly, I try to bring out the best in everyone. Drum lessons are tailored to the individual, with the initial aim of developing their technique. I always place emphasis on the importance of good stick control, counting and understanding notation.
Thirdly, I cover all aspects of drumming, including different genres (e.g., rock, jazz, blues, reggae, latin), rudiments, technique, musicianship, playing to music, reading music, theory, and much more.
Trinity Drum Grades
Finally, you don’t have to take exams, but I believe it’s the best way to get motivated as the goals are clear. Trinity drum grades offer a brilliant way of tracking your own progress. The learning is structured and accumulative, with each new grade building upon the previous one.
Students are encouraged to join bands and to perform in-front of others as the experience is invaluable.
All students are taught to read music and the basics of music theory as applicable to drum kit playing.