“Joe is a great guy – he’s been coming to our house once a week for the last few months to teach our eight-year-old daughter. She really enjoys the lessons and Joe understood very quickly both what she enjoyed and what she didn’t enjoy. She got 89% on her grade 1 which she was very happy with! She can’t wait to get going again after the summer holidays!”
Anna Gentzel (Parent)
Joe started playing the drums at ten years old, studying with Oxfordshire-based tutor Gary Marshall. During his teens he developed his trade across the UK and Europe in various bands. As a result, Joe has supported major artists including Amy Winehouse, The Maccabees, Elvis Costello and Everything Everything to name but a few.
Joe went on to study with an array of drumming talents including Steve White (Paul Weller, Style Council), Mike Sturgis (21 Guns), Gabor Donyei (Thriller Live) and Toby Drummond (Wicked, Billy Eliot, Lion King), graduating from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in 2012 with first class honours.
Joe tailors each of his lessons to meet the individual needs of the student, whilst also placing importance on developing a solid foundation in terms of technique, reading, aural skills and stylistic awareness.