David Speake



David is an experienced professional drummer who has performed with many internationally acclaimed singers including Michael Ball, Lianne Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, the late legendary Marion Montgomery and major jazz artists including Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes, McCoy Tyner, Bob Mover, Django Bates and Courtney Pine. He has worked with members of the bands Madness and Sade and performed at venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, The Wag Club, The Hacienda, recorded for TV and Radio, BBC Maida Vale and Abbey Road Studios. Studied drums at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama attaining Advanced Certificate in Jazz and Rock Studies under the tutelage of Trevor Tomkins and studied latin percussion with Joao Bosco de Oliveira at the London School of Samba. After relocating from London to Harrogate, North Yorkshire, as well as teaching drums on an individual basis, David has conducted school and music centre percussion ensembles and bands including Harrogate Youth Percussion Ensemble, the jazz/rock band Hyperactive, (recording an EP with them) and GSAL Percussion Ensemble, also conducting their collaborations with other ensembles and orchestras for performances held at major venues, Music and Arts festivals. Having taught Rockschool drums grades for over 15 years with the majority of his students receiving distinctions or merits in examinations, he aims to make drum lessons fun and engaging, is adaptive to individuals needs and encourages ideas and musical expression. David travels to his drum students for their private home lessons and welcomes new starters. All ages and abilities are taught from beginner to advanced level. He is also available to teach in Music Centres, Schools and Music Education Establishments. M.U. member, enhanced DBS and public liability insured.


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Fees Duration
1/2 Hour£17.50
1 Hour£35.00