Daniel HardingCertificate of Excellence 2019
Brockley, SE4, London, London(3 Reviews)
I teach all ages on any level from beginners to advanced. Over a period of time my lessons will have covered the following subjects: technique, phrasing, various genres, playing with a sense of groove, reading music, ergonomics, as well as how to approach the drums in order to play with maximum effect but minimum effort.
I tailor each lessons to the individual student to fit their needs. With younger students I sometimes add a fun moment e.g. where the student and I improvise on the drums together.
I master both traditional and match grip and strive to give my students the necessary technique that will enable them to develop and improve for many years to come – relaxation, accuracy and patience is a vital rule. I am an honest, dedicated teacher passionate about helping my students to reach their personal goal.
Daniel Harding Reviews
Daniel Harding Q&A
What do you love most about your job?
Witnessing when an exercise or exam is performed well, as well as sharing knowledge and experience of music.
Why should our clients choose you?
I have a unique ability to spot details and won awards for my personal sound on the drums. I have recently published my own drum book for intermediate and advanced players
Daniel Harding Services
Transcribing drum solos
Writing down, note for note, a solo or section that a famous drummer played.
Drum kit lessons
Technique / Classical snare Jazz Dixieland New Orleans Rock/Pop grooves Linear drumming Funk Latin R&B
Music Theory and Aural
We will first learn the Circle of Fifths/Fourths. The scales / mode and their corresponding chord symbol: Major Modes, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Harmonic Major modes.
Drum Kit/Percussion Teacher
Newman Catholic College
From June 2014 to February 2017.
teaching one-to-one drum lessons and small group percussion sessions
Percussion and Drum tutor
Grazebrook Primary School
From November 2014 to September 2017.
Drum kit teacher
St. Thomas Apostle College
From September 2017 to present.
Max Roach Solo book
A book I compiled consisting of 15 Max Roach solos from the Clifford Brown & Max Roach recordings and others. Max Roach was born in the Township of Newland, Pasquoutank County, North Carolina in 1924. He was a pioneer of bebop and his most innovations came in the 1940’s when he and Kenny Clarke came up with a new concept of playing the four beats of standard 4/4 time on the “ride” cymbal instead of the bass drum. Max played with greats such as Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, just to name a few. Max also led his own groups and made several musical statements relating to the civil rights movement of African Americans. An album, which is essential for every musician, in this case is the famous “We Insist! - Freedom Now” suite. It was released in 1960 and became a landmark in musical history.
The Sound Of Jazz Drumming
Personal drum instructional book: The Sound of Jazz Drumming - creativity and development of melodic phrasing . Available on daniel-harding.com