Elliot Bennett

Drums.

Biography

Elliot Bennett is a UK based Drummer, Percussionist, Clinician and educator. He has performed in plethora of musical situations and genres, working with the likes of UK number 1 selling artist Sian Evans (formally know as Kosheen), Jim Mullen, Bobby Shew, Keith Tippett to name but a few. Similarly, his rhythmical touch can be heard on BBC wildlife documentaries from Michael Portillo’s ‘Portillo goes wild in Spain’, through to the Natural Worlds ‘Ella, a Meerkats tale’. Slowly Rolling Camera is a project that Elliot has been involved in for the last 5 years. Since 2013 SRC have carved a path for themselves as one of the rising stars of the European Jazz scene. Praised for their intense and powerful live shows as well as receiving critical acclaim from the international press, their heavy grooves, unleashed hooks and extremely emotional contrasts has become a hallmark of their epic sound. They have performed internationally, supporting heavy weights such as the Robert Glasper Experiment, Maceo Parker and Chick Corea. Signed to Edition records, their highly anticipated 3rd album is due out this July. When not on the road playing internationally, Elliot has a thriving Remote Session business playing and recording drums at his studio. Similarly, Elliot also offers bespoke lessons from the beginner through to the advanced, including other teachers wishing to refine their technique and improve their vocabulary. Elliot has been a lecturer for over 10 years teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to both the Bachelor and Master Degree students. Similarly, he is head of drums here at the University Of South Wales teaching on both the BA and BMus undergraduate degree courses. In the quest to promote the language of music, Elliot has been asked to present his ideas at various drum clinics, opening up for some of the worlds best drummers. Some of which include: Steve Smith (Journey), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Ian Thomas (Seal, Eric Clapton), Chad Smith (RHCP), Terry Bozzio and Jo Jo Mayer.

Certifications

  • Graduate of the Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama - LWCMD

Additional Information

Like myself, some people may wish to play for the sheer joy of playing this musical instrument and or to participate with others, since live music is becoming more popular. However, bespoke lessons are particularly important, for often it is the only ‘one on one time’ that a student will have with a tutor. Lesson are taken to help with the following: * Refine existing skills on the instrument * *Improve techniques
 * *Develop speed and consistency
 * *Strengthen balance and co-ordination
 * *Build knowledge of playing styles and genres
 * *Strengthen confidence giving every student a voice to be heard
 I believe that feelings and thoughts can be channeled and vocalised through the instrument, a voice that is often muted through their lack of understanding or engagement with other musicians. Lessons enable the student to refine and polish their musical ideas so that they can be voiced maturely. As head of Drum Kit Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) and The University of South Wales (USW), my main objectives have not only been to give my students the technical and craft skills they’ll need to succeed at the top levels of  the profession, but to also give them guidance on how and when to play appropriately within a particular environment and how to communicate, whether it be in a musical context or spoken. For me however, possibly the most important objective and development, is for the pupil to have confidence in their own individual artistic voice. The key to any successful performance is not just having the confidence in ones self, but to also have the confidence and value in the other voices that are around. In the words of a past mentor ‘you are only as strong as the some of its parts’.

Fees

Fees Duration
1/2 Hour£15
1 Hour£30
2 Hour£60
Block Booking£30 ph