Mark Claydon



A true ambassador of playing the groove, Mark Claydon is known in musician’s circles as the man to hire for the fattest beats in town. With an impressive and extensive CV including hit singles with Liberty X and regular work with The Getup, Rhoda Dakar, Lizzie Deane, and tours with Soul legend Sir Joe Quarterman and Gizelle Smith, his playing is in high demand. Specialising in old school Funk and Soul, Mark has years of live and studio experience and caters for a variety of demands, from Musicals to Break-beats, T.V Commercials to Classic Swing. Past performances include appearances on ITV, live sessions for BBC Radio, work with EMI Records, Virgin Records and Dreamworks Productions. His work has taken him to multiple countries across the world including Italy, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Belgium and The Maldives. As an educator, Mark’s teaching focuses on playing music as a primary function before technicalities, enabling students and recipients of master-classes to acclimatise to whatever musical situation as quickly as possible. Mark uses and endorses, Ludwig Drums, Impression Cymbals,Vater Drum Sticks, Code Drum Heads, Protection Racket Cases, and Slapklatz Damper Gels.

Additional Information

I have been working as a professional musician for over since 1997. In this time I have taught drums in a number of schools as well as holding lessons with private students. Each lesson is tailored to suit the students needs and abilities. My main focus is in playing music, so all students will be practising the exercises given to backing tracks from the start. I feel this makes lessons more fun as well as building an understanding of musical form. In my time as a drum teacher I have worked with all age groups form 5 to 75, as well as working with many special need students. I have one standard fee for lessons with the minimum lesson time being 30 minutes.


Fees Duration
1/2 Hour£20
1 Hour£40