Study with Allan?

“Thank you for a fabulous lesson and for re-affirming many important things that I seemed to have temporarily forgotten! I’m really enjoying this approach to bringing out the music, sound and technique that’s always been there. It’s great to work with somebody who is all about the music but who know’s it’s not always about the music.”
- Tom Dempsey

“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, perform in the present.”

A fresh approach to the music of the drums.

I am dedicated to exploring, performing and teaching the music of drums and percussion.

A lifetime of studying, playing, travel and experiencing life’s associated trials and tribulations inspires, informs and challenges my thinking, my lessons and my students daily.

“Are you serious about your music?”

I teach just one student a day, schedule permitting, allowing me to focus fully on that individual’s needs and objectives. I’ll typically meet with a student on a monthly basis, usually for 10 - 12 lessons, developing a relaxed, flowing and both aesthetically and musically relevant technique that serves in any genre.

My own teaching aims, informed by my studies with some of the great teachers around the world, combined with 40 years of professional performance, are simply to encourage the development of the ‘experience’ of a relaxed and flowing musical technique, developing learning tools and self confidence, to empower individuals to become eternal students if you will. To get in touch with our own music of the drums, trusting in individual instinct, ability and humility - to get out of our own way - in order to move forward.

I believe these are the most important attributes we can nurture in our quest to become better musicians and, consequently, better people.

Timings, Fees and Location

You’ll need to allow 60-90 minutes for your lesson.

Everything that you need in terms of equipment is here, but feel free to bring your own stick bag, cymbals or any other piece of equipment that is causing you concern.

If you are interested in and committed to continuing your development I look forward to hearing from you.

For availability, fee information or any other enquiry email Allan now.