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Drum Kit Teacher in Lewisham - Dean Valentine

Dean Valentine Drum Kit Teacher (South East London)

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Hi there! My name is Dean Valentine and I am a drums teacher and professional session musician. I teach students of all ages and all levels, so whether you are starting from scratch or just ironing out certain areas of technique, I am here to help.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drums - rudiments and sticking; rhythm and co-ordination; basic reading;composition, orchestration and articulation; listening and interpretation; improvisation; genre studies + more...
Tell me about your qualifications.
Grade 8 Drum Kit
BA English Literature & Film Studies
What kind of experience do you have?
Professional: I have been working as a session musician since 2011 and have worked with the following artists to date:
- Liam Bailey
- Gabriella Cilmi
- Various Cruelties
- Josh Record
- Jordan Max
- Mullally
- Elle Watson
- Avante Black
- This Be The Verse
- Stevie Neale

I have appeared on national and international television performing on shows including Sunday Brunch, Later… with Jools Holland, Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions, German Chart Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Educational: I currently run drum workshops at two local community venues for adults and children. I also give individual classes to working session musicians wanting to sharpen their technique and add more interesting approaches to their playing.
How much do you charge?
£30 per hourly class / £50 for 2 people (max)
Where do you teach?
I teach from home (Lewisham) but I am happy to travel to the student (within a 10 mile radius of Lewisham Station).
When are you available?
Monday-Sunday (am-pm) / Flexible
Which ages and levels do you teach?
7 years and above, from beginner to advanced.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an up-to-date DBS Certificate.
Where and with whom did you train?
I studied with professional session drummer Clive Jenner for 3 years.