Surrey Drum Teacher is the private drum lesson website for Matt Dean who is a professional performing drummer, author and drum teacher living in Surrey. He is also the creator of the online drum lesson website Total Drummer. He teaches private drum lessons from his drum teaching studio which is located near to Guildford, Farnham, Aldershot, Godalming, Tongham, Farnborough, Camberley and surrounding areas. It’s on the border with Hampshire so many students are able to access the drum teaching facility from Hampshire as well. He has been teaching since 1998 (that’s a really long time ago!) so he has just about got his act together and knows what he is doing. He has taught hundreds, maybe thousands, of students in a rage of settings but his favourite is the 1-2-1 drum lesson at his studio where he can really focus on that individual’s needs and use his well equipped studio with all it’s resources to do that in the best and most fun way. The drum teaching studio offers acoustic and electronic drum kits, as well as keyboards, world percussion and recording facilities so it is an excellent creative space in which to learn. An acoustic kit is constantly miked up and ready to record at the press of a button which allows students to get recording studio experience as well as analyse their recordings. This is one of the most effective ways to improve. It’s also massive fun! Boring but Important Matt’s qualifications include a 1st class BA (Hons) in music He is DBS certified and has public liability insurance for his studio so all the legal stuff is covered.
My daughter has been attending drum lessons with Matt for just over a year. The lessons are 1:1 and she has come along very fast with them and has passed two exams so far with Distinction and Merit. Matt is a working musician and has a great rapport with his students. He concentrates on the genre of music that the student enjoys and tailors his lessons accordingly. It's very obvious that he has such enjoyment from his drumming and enthuses his students. He also is not pushy regarding exams like some teachers. Although I'm sure I could find a teacher nearer to where I live, I happily make the longish journey weekly as my daughter is very happy and settled. I highly recommend
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