Drums, Music Theory.
Neil is more than a typical teacher, he has been a successful international professional Musician and band leader for over 25 years. From a young age, at his fathers Music shop, he interacted with artistes as diverse as the Moscow State Philharmonic to Blondie, and learned Musical Instrument retail, manufacturing and repair. Performance was always calling though which resulted in extensive tours of the UK and the USA during the eighties. Playing numerous gigs with many bands like Spiral Axis which spurned famous artistes such as Ian Kirkham (Simply Red), Peter Howarth (The Hollies), and they also opened for Level 42 on their uk tour. Later as drummer for Tony Williams (Jethro Tull /Steelers Wheel) and whilst resident in Liverpool backed lots of 60's artistes such as , Marty Wilde, Wayne Fontana and Solomon King. He went on to form his own jazz quintet in 1992 to cater for the five star hotel and cruise ship markets, Enjoying long resident tenures at luxury hotels in China, Israel, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman, Bahrain and Japan and several summer seasons as band leader cruising the med' saw Neil sharing the stage with Jakki Graham, Hazel Dean and Heatwave to name just a few, this culminated as bandleader of the house band at Dubai's 'Hard Rock Cafe'. Gaining a BA (Hons) and a Diploma in Music , Neil became a College Lecturer where he delivered the Btec Music Modules '20th Century Music' and 'The Music Industry'. As a private tutor Neil brings all the above experience to his Drum lessons , his current students regularly attaining distinctions in their rock school grades. Neil teaches one on one Drum lessons at Limelight and hosts music mentoring workshops.
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