Duke has been teaching me for the past 5 years. I have grown in confidence and gained skills that I couldn't teach myself through youtube videos
It's a lifelong ambition of mine to learn to play the drums, then four months ago I decided to bite the bullet and after searching the internet for a local tutor I contacted Duke and booked lessons.
I can honestly say that Duke is an accomplished and dedicated drum tutor who adapts his teaching style and technique to suit students of all levels, capabilities and age. Duke structures your lessons in a way that keeps you engaged, enthusiastic and motivated whilst at the same time progressing your drumming techniques and skill at every stage. Duke takes the time to understand your preference in music genre and will incorporate songs that you would like to learn into your tuition.
Duke is a likeable guy, naturally gifted, with a huge amount of patience which gives him the ability to guide you through any drumming obstacles you encounter. I would highly recommend Duke to anyone wanting to take up drum lessons.
“I have been taking fortnightly drum lessons from Duke for 12 months and in this time my drumming has improved far beyond what I had been taught in the 3 years previous. Duke has a very relaxed teaching manner but he works you hard but it is always enjoyable and every lesson brings great improvement.I would recommend anybody of any age or ability to contact him if you wish to play the drums.”
Duke offers well thought out lessons to tailor for your needs. He understands what you want to achieve and he knows how to get you there, improving many elements of your drumming whilst simultaneously making it a very enjoyable experience. Duke is patient and friendly and his passion for his instrument is infectious. Even as I’ve been drumming for over ten years, he has led me to learn new things and this has vastly improved my playing and technique. I’d highly recommend Duke as a drum teacher.
I’ve been taking lessons with Duke for nearly two years, but it’s really flown by – no doubt because Duke is a very patient, understanding and, above all else, fun and enthusiastic teacher! I always look forward to my lessons because I know Duke will push me where I need to be pushed but let me do my own thing too. His passion and drive really help motivate me, and I always finish lessons feeling like I’ve learned something new.