About Me

About

Hi, i’m Olie, I have studied drum kit grades and to university level at LCCM in London. I now teach mon – fri term time in schools in London and perform in bands and orchestras.

During holidays (half terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer), I am available for online and in person lessons.

I have loads of experience teaching kids and young adults, as well as older students.

My lessons are fun and tailored to the individual. If you have a specific song/technique you would like to study, or are just looking for a great way to let of some steam, get in touch!

I use Rockschool, Trinity Classical & Jazz and Trinity Rock & Pop and have passed students in all syllabuses.

I also have my own library of song charts for beginner to advanced players and am welcome to suggestions from you of what songs you would like to learn!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

I have a 2:1 Bmus in Performance & Production from LCCM. The skills I have learned from my degree are as follows:

  • I am a competent reader, able to sight read music for musical theatre, jazz and Latin arrangements
  • I  have an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of styles: Jazz, Latin, Funk, Orchestral, Rock, German oompah music
  • I gig regularly, in all of the styles above, I am often called at short notice to dep gigs when the main drummer can’t make it
  • My ears have improved greatly by going to jazz jams, attending lots of gigs, seeing how the pros do it
  • My university was more like an academy, meaning it was 95% practical, in my final year I was in every day 9am-9pm, rehearsing or doing individual practice, the improvement in my playing would not have been equalled had I done a more academic degree
  • My ability to work in a team and just communicate with other people has greatly improved. In my final year, I was asked by a lot of my peers to play for their recitals, I was overwhelmed with work but managed to pull through, and as a result, I have created a good reputation for myself and a long list of musical contacts, something very valuable
  • I have learned music theory, e.g. I have had to write music for string quartet, jazz combos, salsa bands. And have also created backing tracks for my own original music
  • Using electronic sounds within a normal acoustic set-up is something I do regularly now. I often have a metronome in my ears on live gigs and have to play specific electronic sounds in time through a Roland SPDSX, this gives me the ability to replicate specific sounds from studio versions of tracks
Location

Thorne Rd, London SW8 2BY, UK

Geolocation

51.4774498,-0.1251914

Instrument(s) Taught

Drums

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Drums

Lesson Type

In-Person, In-Person

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£60.00

Contact Me

Get in Touch

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 23, 2021

“My 6 years old son loves his drum lesson with Olie and looks forward to it every week. Olie is friendly, great fun, knowledgeable and a patient teacher. His lessons are effective, motivating and very enjoyable.”

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First Name

Olie

Last Name

Taylor

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