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Lauren Kosty Drums/ Percussion Teacher (West London)

Lauren Kosty Gold Member

  • Chiswick (W4)
  • Last Logged In: 08 May 2018
  • Sex: Female
  • Web site:
  • Can Travel To: Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Richmond upon Thames
Contact Me
  • Professional Qualification BM Honors
  • Professional Qualification MM Honors
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Clean/current DBS
  • Professional Membership Musician's Union
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I'm an enthusiastic performer & teacher and I thoroughly enjoy inspiring students with a variety of skills, songs, and styles.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
We can focus on classical percussion like timpani, snare drum & marimba or groove percussion like drumset, congas and cajon. Or both!
Tell me about your qualifications.
BM Honors- Univ. Southern California Thornton School of Music
MM Honors- Carnegie Mellon University College of Fine Arts
What kind of experience do you have?
I perform in a range of genres including orchestral, jazz, musical theater, recording for film & TV, and pop. I also hold teaching positions at Bell Music Academy in Acton and HMDT in Hackney.

Performance credits include: Russell Watson's UK & Ireland Tours in 2016-2018, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, P-Diddy at the American Music Awards, Clean Bandit at the European Music Awards, Cirque Du Soleil live on MTV, American Idol, ABC Family, Taylor Swift, David Benoit, Jane Monheit, John Williams, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Chris Botti, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Neville Marriner, the Dave Ricard Big Band, American Music Theater & Drama Academy, Long Beach Opera, performances at the London Palladium, the London Barbican, New York's Carnegie Hall, and Los Angeles's Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Featured performer for Sakae Drums and Zildjian Gen 16 “Young Guns”
How much do you charge?
At my studio:
£40 p/hr

At your home:
fluctuates based on location
Where do you teach?
I teach students from Chiswick, Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham, Kingston Upon Thames, Kensington & Chelsea.

I'm an established teacher at Bell Music Academy in South Acton. Studios are located in West London near Chiswick Park, Acton Town, and South Acton stations. Bell Studios is a top notch facility with parking, reception, lounge, rehearsal studios and a variety of musical equipment.

In some cases I am able to travel to students houses for lessons.
When are you available?
Which ages and levels do you teach?
ages 5 to adult
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Everyone is different and I aim help students learn fundamental techniques as well as developing their creativity and unique musical taste. We can focus on certificate exams like Trinity, ABRSM & Rock School or build our own curriculum based on your interests. (or a little of both)
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Clean and up-to-date DBS
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
UK Musicians Union
American Federation of Musicians
Percussive Art Society