Dave E. Mac

drum tutor

Based in
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dave E. Mac | drum tutor

Rates: £12 per 30 mins, £18 per hour

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I am a 2nd year BMus(Hons) Jazz student in Newcastle upon Tyne. Having played trumpet from the age of 9 I picked up the drum kit 5 years ago in my local brass band. I then moved onto rock drumming in many local groups and after a year or so got interested in jazz. This move got my local studio's attention and convinced them enough to offer me their resident drum kit teacher position which I accepted and held for 2 years before moving house. Parallel to this I had also started a career in the Territorial Army as a snare drummer/percussionist where my tuned percussion and tympani skills flourished. Last sept I was scouted by the Reg Vardy Band (one of the premier brass bands in the world) as principal percussionist. At the same time I started my degree where my main study instrument is the drum kit although I also study vibraphone, trumpet and piano.

I have also been appointed percussion tutor at Emmanuel College Gateshead in Sept 2009. At this position I am responsible for preparing students from years 7 through 13 for ALL Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM qualifications.

I give bi-annual drum kit clinics at my old studio in Barnard Castle, County Durham. Please PM me for any details.


Previous Groups/bands


1999-2004: Barnard Castle Brass Band (Principal cornet and Flugel Horn)
2000-2004: South Durham Regional Wind Band (Principal trumpet)
2000-2003: South Durham Regional Big Band (Principal trumpet)
2001-2004: Durham County Big Band (Principal trumpet and Flugel Horn)
2004-ongoing: Various session work and one off gigs (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn)


2004-2006: Barnard Castle Brass Band (Principal percussionist)
2006-2008: Various Brass Bands inc. Broughtons, BHK, Fishburn, Easington, Felling, Durham Constabulary, Peterlee, Harrogate among others.
2006-ongoing: Black Cat Bones (Drummer www.myspace.com/blackcatbonestheband)
2007-ongoing: Royal Signals (Northern) Band (Principal percussionist and reserve 1s1/2nd cornet/trumpet)
2008-ongoing: Reg Vardy Brass Band (Principal percussionist)

Jul 1999


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Last login: 8 years 1 week ago

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