Daoud Merchant

Drums / Drum Kit teacher

Based in
London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Greater London.
Daoud Merchant | Drums / Drum Kit teacher

Rates: £20 for a half hour lesson, £30 for an hour. Discounts available (please enquire)

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My name is Daoud Merchant, and I am a London based drummer / percussionist. I graduated from the Jazz and Classical Percussion course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a 1st Class BMus (Hons). This year I was also delighted to be awarded the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. I have played in various jazz clubs in London, including the 606, the Vortex and Charlie Wright’s International Jazz Club. As well as playing in music festivals in the UK and abroad, I have recorded for television / radio broadcast and CD release.

For the last 6 years I have provided productive, professional and (most of all) enjoyable tuition to people of all ages and abilities, whether they consider drums a casual hobby or wish to pursue it as a career. As well as tailoring my tuition to each pupil through discussing their aims and needs, I provide my own unique high quality visual and aural learning materials.

I am happy to teach at the pupil's residence / studio, otherwise I can provide a professional standard drum kit at my residence in Turnpike Lane (6 mins from the station).

Discounts are also available (please enquire)


Tutor at the Michael Garrick Jazz Academy

The summer course consists of amateur musicians aged 15-75.

Lessons given to individuals and groups on percussion and pitched instruments in various styles, including jazz, latin and funk, culminating in a performance.

Also included ensemble coaching in various styles and one of a series of talks in music history.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Jazz Group Tutor / Ensemble Coach at Woking College

Sep 2004 - Jul 2006

Jazz Group Tutor / Ensemble Coach at the Winston Churchill School

Sep 2003 - Jul 2005

Educational history

1st Class BMus (Hons)

September, 2005 - July, 2009
The Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Also achieved a Distinction for the 'Teaching Skills' module within the course


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


Use of my facilities available 09:00-17:00 weekdays

Cancellation / postponement of a lesson must be arranged over 2 weeks in advance, otherwise the fee will still need to be made payable

Fees may vary for group lessons

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