Sheffield Drum Lessons | With Professional drum teacher Andy Bott | over 40 years experince in everything there is to know about drumming. Daily drum Lessons
My ethic for teaching and learning is that no matter where you are in the scale of your drumming development there is always more to learn and more to explore and more to practise.
We are all different in our musical tastes, abilities, goals and everybody learns in different ways, this is where I excel in ensuring you learn in line with your learning style and ability. I teach at your level and your needs remain my main focus tailoring each lesson to your ability and musical tastes.
I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most amazing drummers on the planet. This has been liberating from my main drum tutor and jazz genius; Maurice Fogg to Jo Jo Mayer, Thomas Lang, Akira Jimbo, Steve White and the endless drummers to numerous to mention that I have toured with. I still feel there is more to learn from so many amazing drummers. This thought has carried me around the world teaching/playing/supporting amazing bands and learning from all these great drummers. I would also like to thank Karl Vanden Bossche (The Gorillas, Joss Stone, Lighthouse family) for his words of encouragement in my teaching. Also big shout out to Ralph Rolle for his company whilst on tour with Niles Rodgers - "Yes we will do a drum clinic together at some point"
I also recently took an online lessons with the master drummer, 'Doctor Throwdown' - John Wooton and my mind is still hurting from new avenues of drumming to explore, his advice for any drummer "Slow it down, until you can throw it down" wise and tested words =]
Developing and listening to music and appreciating the musicianship is the drive that keeps me pushing to develop my experience and pass onto other drummers. Many of my drum students have gone onto either playing the drums professionally or semi professionally.
Current drummers you should watch on YouTube:
Chris Dave (Independant)
Virgil Donati (Independant)
Chris Johnson (Rihanna)
Stanley Randolf (Stevie Wonder)
Thomas Lang (Independant)
Stewart Copelend (The Police)
Chris Coleman (Independant)
Jo Jo Mayer (Nerve)
Jazz Drummers to learn from:
Weetabix aged 10
Jester aged aged 11
Kut 'n' Run aged 13
BTS aged 15+
Rockem Drum Store
Rattle and Hum Drum Store
My late drum teacher Maurice Fogg