BIMM – Bristol
ACM – Guildford
RNCM – Manchester
Tech Schools – London
Bath Spa University – Bath
Rhythm Festival – Cheltenham
ATM Centres – London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester
Hardcase birthday bash – Chesterfield
Project Music Drum shop – Exeter
DrumBank – Bristol
Assembly Music – Bath
The UK National Drum Fair – Birmingham
Planet Drum School – London
The Drum Channel – America ‘live’ online
Jobeky Drum Festival – Stafford
Working in all differing styles of music and with the types of musicians I have met, I have accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge. I like to include this in the clinics and the floor is always open to questions along the way.
The clinics focus on these points:
Importance of practice and what to practice
Using rudiments in creative ways, grooves and fills and in linear phrasing
Working with clicks and samples, explain how modern sessions and tours can rely heavily on this for backing tracks. A demonstration using a Roland SPD-S and talk on ways to make it easier and how to approach this kind of work.
Demonstrate how time is felt differently by everyone and to deal with being on top/behind/and on the beat
Get some students to play along to the same piece of music and analyse how each played it, and then break down to see what is needed to make a song work
The importance of musical awareness in dynamics and phrasing within the group and how to use rim shots, hi-hat and bass drum techniques to make your sound louder
* Listening to all styles and drummers to broaden your musical palette*
* Preparation for rehearsals, auditions, recording and life as a working drummer*
* Dealing with anxiety and playing related stress*
Techniques such as ‘stepping’ the hats, cross-overs, back sticking and left foot clave and being flamboyant with your playing
Question and answer session
These are the general points I make in the clinics. I am flexible to suggestion with the content of these clinics to make the best impression and learning environment.
For enquiries about booking and costs please contact me.
A track from Robs clinic at the UK National Drum Fair 2014 – With John Paul Gard on keyboards