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Fantastic news about Rochdale!!

Voltalab Studios is the new location for lessons. The venue is absolutely perfect and the people are wonderful. There is a wonderful Yamaha kit too.

I'm seriously happy about this, I hope that you are too!

Rochdale update. The venue I was using in Whitworth is in the middle of a huge refurbishment. I can come to you if you'd like me to but it looks like I'll have a venue by the end of the month

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Face to Face lessons have re-started in Rawtenstall and Ramsbottom. If I haven't spoken to you yet please get in touch and we can set things back up for you

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Face to face lessons will re-start on Monday 12th April.

Great news!

Really looking forward to seeing everyone again!!

The latest guidelines are showing that as of 12th April I’ll be able to re-start face to face lessons again!

I’ll contact all my existing students directly to confirm things

Sick great news

The government has released the details of their roadmaps to easing the Covid-19 lockdowns that have been in place
I have been looking at the latest guidance from the Musicians Union.

I don’t have any students that fall under the criteria for face to face tuition at the moment.

Being perfectly ...

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Whilst the Lockdown is in place one to one lessons aren't possible so everything at the moment is online.

I am running lessons online using Zoom and Teams. I can also use FaceTime if you prefer.

As soon as the restrictions change I'll be back running Face to Face sessions


9 months ago
My step son is sixteen and has been coming to Rick for tuition for about seven months now and we couldn't be happier with the lessons. Rick is very knowledgeable about the subject and has the experiences and talent to really help a student to thrive musically. Rick is incredibly friendly and creates a calm, positive atmosphere for the session where my step son feels secure, at ease and can confidently be himself. The music is selected to compliment my step sons ability, yet also challenges him to push himself. The music varies each week in style and age so every session is fun, different and interesting. Rick has always gone above and beyond our expectations and each week sends extra practice home so that he has the option to develop outside of the lessons. The studio itself feels friendly and relaxed and the equipment is modern and easy to use. Rick has been fantastic throughout the pandemic and has been flexible in tailoring sessions to online so that we feel comfortable and don't...
- Rosemary M
9 months ago
My son has been playing the drums for many years now. and very much enjoys it. Rick has been his only teacher and has always provided engaging lessons maintaining my sons interest. He is able to communicate effectively with my son showing an interest in his day to day life. My only criticism of Rick is his support for Manchester United, hopefully this will change one day. Many thanks Rick.
- Matthew G
9 months ago
Wow where do I start. I searched for a drum tutor close to home for myself. Rick popped up in my search. I am a retired teacher keen to become a Phil Collins. Rick immediately got me started on familiar tracks. I wanted inky lessons so I could play along with a number of rock songs. BUT Rick’s style of teaching started to drop in some key drum strokes to help improve further. I even had homework! Which I enjoyed. Rick has what seems a very relaxed style of teaching drawing you into the lesson quickly but the structure to both his delivery and my learning has been outstanding and I have learnt a number of fundamental techniques. I now have a number of songs I am beginning to play along with. I have progressed so much that lessons are now a combination of playing along to tracks and learning key drum techniques. The power of a fully enthused tutor. I have had the pleasure or recommending Rick already to other potential drummers. Chris January 2021
- Emily H

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I’m an experienced international festival standard drummer, having played in California, Chicago, New Orleans, France, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal and Spain, as well as at some of the biggest UK Blues and Tribute Festivals. 

I work as a freelance session drummer with international acts visiting the UK.   When we aren’t in lockdown, I tour with The Lol Goodman band all over the UK at prestigious Clubs and Festivals. I also gig with Jessica and the Ragged Company, who play Country and Americana. We play at major Country festivals across the UK and at the clubs on that circuit.   

 I’d really like to share the things I have learned over 42 years of gigging.

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