Drum Clinics and Events.
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“Simon has the skills and knowledge needed to be an excellent communicator. He has a teacher’s heart: kind, giving, caring, patient, methodical. Look no further to get your drumming bug nourished and flourished”.
Rich Redmond – Nashville, TN (Platinum Recording Artist/Drummer/Educator/Producer)
Playing the drums has provided me with a very rewarding career, plenty of life experience, and a creative channel that continues to inspire and challenge me every day.
Educated in drum set performance through the Guildhall Music School in London, and through a combination of private drum tutors, as well as Master Classes with renowned players; I have studied many aspects of drumming, and read music fluently. Over the years, I have worked with a number of excellent drum teachers, and been exposed to many personalities, different techniques and approaches. I have developed my own teaching style based on the best of these encounters, and look forward to passing the benefits of this experience on to you.
During my career as a Professional Drummer; I have been privileged to have played at some of London’s most prestigious hotels, worked as a House Musician for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, toured in Europe and the United States – and even played the nightclubs of Calcutta, India. I have played on independent album releases in both the UK and the US, worked extensively in recording studios, television and radio, and am currently a first-call musician for selected local theaters in the San Diego area, as well as local Music Producers.
Based in San Diego, California since 2007, I have been working out of my studio in Rancho Penasquitos, where I continue to build my business; teaching one to one personalized drum lessons, six days a week. I am also an active player on the local San Diego music scene. Most recently in 2012, I contributed drum tracks for the upcoming seasons of CNN Heroes (Presented by Anderson Cooper) and ABC Family’s Baby Daddy.
In December 2011, in conjunction with Studio West in San Diego, I organized my first drum clinic under the San Diego Drum Lessons brand. This was an integral step in building a local drum community to share ideas, promote drums and percussion, and build a lasting relationship with drum students and drum enthusiasts. The clinic featured my friend; Nashville Session drummer Rich Redmond. See News and Views for more information. Our most recent event was in May 2012 with legendary drummer Gregg Bissonette.