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Drum Lessons Bath

Hello! My name is Tom Gilkes and I am a professional drum tutor offering personalised lessons in Bath.


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Tom Gikes - Professional Drum Teacher

Drum Lessons Bath Teacher - Tom Gikes
My Mission
Learn From A Professional Drummer

I am a passionate professional Drummer and Percussionist with an array of experience in performing, recording and teaching. With a love for educating future musicians and playing at a professional level.

I have a strong interest in all styles of music with an appetite for acquiring additional knowledge to further my own skillset. I offer lessons in all styles having studied with some of the most inspiring drummers in the music business.

Location

Newbridge Rd, Bath, BA1 3LD

Drum Teacher

Tom Gikes
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My Lessons
Lessons Tailored To You

I focus my lessons around what the student wants to learn. With each student, we work together to create a personalized lesson plan tailored to their individual goals and learning needs. Students love this as they can improve knowledge and technical skill whilst learning to play the music they love.

Whether you want to learn to play your favourite songs, pass grade exams/auditions or even perform as part of a band onstage, I am confident I have the skills to help you reach your true musical potential.

Prices:
£22.50 per 1/2 hour
£45 per hour

Lessons are pay-as-you-go, weekly, fortnightly or as suits you.

As part of the mgrmusic.com network we work with:

Beginners & Advanced Students Welcome

I'm delighted to offer lessons to students from beginner to professional level, and all ages from 10+.

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Lesson Focus

Get Started

Learn how to hold sticks correctly, in traditional and matched grip.

My Experience as a Teacher

I have been playing the drums since the age of twelve, turning professional at the age of twenty. With an array of experience touring all over the UK, Europe and the United States with artists such as Marc Ford (The Black Crowes), Jay James (X-Factor/Decca Records), Wille and the Bandits, Eddie Martin, John Paul Gard, Innes Sibun (Robert Plant), Pete Gage (Dr Feelgood) and Jon Amor (The Hoax).

I have studied with world-renowned drummers such as Dave Weckl (BB King, Chic Corea), Shawn Pelton (SNL, Carole King, Paul Mccartney), Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors), Dave Dicenso (Berkley College Head of Drums – USA), AJ Hall (Jon Cleary) and Stanton Moore (New Orleans Legend).

In addition, undertaking studio work with producer Brian Banks (Michael Jacksons ‘Thriller’ Album) and Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers).

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Lessons Focus

Develop Your Skills

Understand how to play the rudiments, and how they are used in modern music.

More About My Lessons

I am a passionate professional Drummer and Percussionist with an array of experience in performing, recording and teaching. With a love for educating future musicians and playing at a professional level. I have a strong interest in all styles of music with an appetite for acquiring additional knowledge to further my own skillset.

I am a qualified music teacher, having achieved a Level 3 Diploma in Commercial Music (Awarded a DMM – equivalent to A, B, B at A-Level) and a Foundation Degree (FdMus) in Professional Musicianship (British institute of modern music).

I have covered lecturers at the British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) on a regular basis teaching lessons, in Theory, Styles and Techniques/ Live Music Performance, I am also a fully qualified Yamaha drum teacher (where training is undertaken each year at Yamaha headquarters in Milton Keynes).

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Teacher Tips

Drum Shops in Bath

Here's a few of my favourites spots for drummers to shop.

Music Shops in Bath

There are a wide selection of great music stores in the Bath area, these are a few of my favourites I would recommend.

Guitarbitz are located on 6 Quiet St, Bath BA1 2JS. Although this is mainly a guitar store, you can find all of the necessary parts and equipment for drummers here too including skins, heads, drumsticks, drum keys and percussion.

Drum Atticis located on Bath Old Rd, Radstock BA3 3HA. Tristan has been dealing with drums for close to 10 years as a hobby and decided to set up Drumattic as a professional company in early 2014; primarily trading online in the Warminster, Wiltshire area. We have a passion for bringing old mis-treated drums back to life so they can be used and appreciated for years to come.

PMT Bristol Are part of one of the UK's largest music chain companies. With a dedicated floor spcae for the drum department, you can find everything here form sticks, full beginner kits, to high end drums and cymbals. If you are a beginner looking for your first kit or a professional looking to upgrade, PMT will have what you need. PMT is located on 5 Rupert St, Bristol BS1 2PY.

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I can help you to

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to drum for a hobby, expanding rudiment knowledge or you're seeking the skills to become a professional musician, I am confident I will be able to help you on your musical journey to achieve your full potential.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Lessons cost £22.50 per half hour and £45 for an hour of one-to-one drum tuition.

I teach the majority of my lessons from a dedicated teaching space in Bath BA1 3LD. This has all the resources we need for great drum lessons and is a comfortable relaxing environment. I also offer mobile and online lessons so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.

I teach students of all ages and abilities from 10+.

For maximum progress in a short space of time, I recommend all my students take weekly lessons.

At Drum Lessons Bath I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel a lesson that is fine, please let me know 48 hours before the start date of the lesson. If a lesson is cancelled within 48 hours of the start date it will be charged full lesson fee.

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Drum Lessons Bath Music Studio Address

Location

Newbridge Rd, Bath, BA1 3LD
Teaching Space
Alongside mobile and online lessons, I teach from a dedicated teaching studio on Newbridge Road in Bath, BA1 3LD. This contains all the resources we need for engaging fun drum lessons. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.

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Get in touch to book your first lesson with me today.

Drum Teacher

Tom Gikes
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