GARETH DYLAN SMITH drum teacher in London, drum lessons in London Southgate N14 4NA

Gareth Dylan Smith, drum teacher in London, Southgate

Gareth Dylan Smith

Instrument Taught : DRUMS
Qualifications : PhD, MA, BA, LTCL, NCTM, SFHEA
Teaching Location : Home, N14 4NA
Will travel to pupil’s home within 5 mile radius
Age ranges taught : 10-100
Fees : Available on request
Contact : Complete and send the Contact Form below or
Telephone : 07977505141
Biography :
Gareth Dylan Smith has been teaching music since 1998. He has taught and assessed pupils internationally, from primary school through to doctoral level.

He is endorsed by EcHo Custom Drums. He plays drums in alt. rock, punk and musical theatre bands, recording and performing around the UK, Europe and the US. Recent collaborations include Roger Glover (Deep Purple), Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Show), Will Gompertz (BBC Arts Editor), Sony, Victoria’s Secret and Bloomberg. He has appeared on recordings by the Eruptörs, Stephen Wheel, Mark Ruebery, Gillian Glover and Neck.

Gareth teaches drums, ensemble studies and research skills at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, history and philosophy of music education for Boston University, and rock and roll pedagogy at the University of Michigan.

In 2013 Gareth’s book I Drum, Therefore I Am: Being and becoming a drummer – the world’s first sociological study of drummers – was published by Ashgate. Gareth’s research interests include embodiment in performance, intersections of music, education and entrepreneurship, and pedagogy and gender in music education. Gareth has presented research on five continents and is published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books. He writes a monthly column for Rhythm magazine, maintains an observational comedic blog at, and is Editor at SUS Music.

In addition to drumming, he offers tuition in the following areas:

  • music theory
  • dissertations, essays and research
  • critical thinking in music

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