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Drum Kit/ Drums/ Percussion Teacher in Southampton - Robert Purkiss

Robert Purkiss Drum Kit Teacher (Southampton)

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  • Central Eastleigh (SO53)
  • Last Logged In: 18 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: East Hampshire
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Popular Music


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Personal Message
My name is Robert Purkiss and I am a Drummer, Percussionist and Teacher from Southampton. I have been playing drums from an early age, and have been playing professionally since the age of 12 years old for various bands in different styles of music.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach drum kit, drums and percussion.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Grade 8 Guild Hall Drum Kit
Grade 8 ABRSM Tuned Percussion
BA(Honours) Popular Music - 2:1
GCSE Music - A
A Level Music - C
A Level Music Technology - C
Music Performance B-Tech - Distinction*
What kind of experience do you have?
Since graduating from Leeds College of Music with a BA(Hons) in Popular music in 2015, I have been a full time Session Drummer playing with various different function and original bands around the country at nationally recognised festivals. I am also proficient on other instruments such as Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, accordion and Tuned Percussion giving me a wider breadth of knowledge enabling me to understand music fully beyond just Drums.

I started teaching in September 2016 with Showcase Performance Company which includes individual tuition for Drum Kit, large group workshops for Drums, Guitar and music Technology. Since then I been teaching Drums and Percussion privately as well.
How much do you charge?
I will offer a free introduction lesson, which gives the student the choice to proceed with lesson or not depending on how happy they are with what I can offer. No extra fees for travel, and for any additional students in each session I would charge an extra £5 per student an hour.
Where do you teach?
I currently teach in various parts of Southampton on a daily basis. I am based in Bitterne Park but I travel as far as Fareham to teach every week. I teach from home and have also travelled to students' houses in the past. I would be willing to travel as far as Portsmouth and anywhere in between.
When are you available?
From Monday to Friday I can teach from 5pm to 8pm. I can also do any time before 4pm on Saturdays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I currently teach ages 7 all the way up to 16. I have students already working up to a Grade 4 standard.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
For exams, I am using the Trinity Rock & Pop grade books. I feel that these books are appropriate for covering a wide range of styles and are very accessible.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My DBS certificate number is 001550326801
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
For any online tutoring, I will offer to teach over Skype.