garry low

drum teacher

Based in
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Also teaches in private home studio
garry low | drum teacher

Rates: £20 per hour


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Garry is taking a break from teaching at the moment due to recording commitments.Many Thanks for looking.

Teaching and Learning Programme

I aim to provide the student with the knowledge required to develop skills as a drummer to a professional standard, using a system of traditional rudiments formulated to promote essential technique, through to listening skills designed to promote musical understanding and enhanced creativity.

Drumming is unique in that we are using all four limbs to play the kit, usually at different times, to create beats that would have originally taken a number of people to play….
Think of the orchestra percussion section for example, the Timpani, cymbals and military snare drum etc. or the Latin ensemble, Conga, Quinto, Tombrero, clave, shakers etc.
Therefore doing the job of many requires skill and stamina.

There is no greater thrill than going on stage with a group of musicians knowing that your ability to perform is not hindered by lack of technique and regular practice, this gives You the drummer the confidence to communicate with the music at a higher level as you will have trained your mind to disconnect from the body, letting the rhythm and grooves flow.

Content

The learning programme will include the following;

An introduction to the different parts of the Drum-kit.

Sticking Technique; The correct way of holding the sticks for maximum control and bounce, and how and where to strike the drum when playing.

Sticking Exercises; Snare Drum rudiments designed to promote co-ordination and independence.

Tempo and Timekeeping; Practising and playing at various speeds with the aid of a Metronome (mechanical ‘time clock’) also known as click track.

Playing to backing tracks; My project studio is equipped with a state of the art recording suite, giving me the facility to take learners through the process of miking and recording drums, thus enabling me to record the student to CD. This is an excellent feedback aid and a great way of tracking progress, and lots of fun too!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via e-mail or telephone.

Thanks for reading,

Garry Low

One-to-one lessons

Experience

garry low

Garry Low - Drummer, Percussionist, Sound engineer / Producer and Teacher,

Garry spent his formative years as a trainee sound engineer in one of Scotland’s top recording facilities. The early 80’s Scottish band explosion saw Garry working with many well known cutting edge artists and musicians. Relocating to England, he continued his career recording and producing music from many genres, whilst maintaining his reputation as a top class drummer / percussionist.

In recent years Garry has concentrated on the development of his phenomenal percussion skills. He now plays a unique blend of drum kit and percussion which has provided much of the driving force behind many notable projects, such as the "Headhunters" a collaboration with Andy Garbi, Their critically acclaimed debut album, 'Millennium Time Bomb' featured, among others, Nigel Kennedy, Kadir Durvesh and Martin and Aine Furey. Headhunters toured extensively, headlining both The Avalon stage at Glastonbury, and the Big Green Gathering.

Garry has also performed throughout the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, with Suns of Arqa, Celtarabia, Royal Shakespeare Co, Bohinta and Martin Furey.He has worked on many projects alongside Martin, including the album “Belladonna” recorded at Gabriel’s Real World Studios with producer Stuart Bruce.

More recent live performances include tours of, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland,Glastonbury and other festivals in the U.K.
As a Sound Engineer / Producer and session Drummer, Garry has lately been working in his own recording studio with many bands and musicians.
Garry is currently playing very funky drums with The Transcendence Experience, and regularly guests with many other artistes and bands.

Dates: 
Sep 2009

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


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