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Ian West, Drum Lessons & Tuition

Ian West has been teaching drums in the Doncaster region for the last 30 years. Based at Supanova Studios Doncaster, he offers drum tuition and drum lessons in all musical styles to all levels of students, along with offering specialist tutoring in advanced drumming techniques.

Ian's successful drum teaching methods have encouraged students from all over the Yorkshire region to attend his Doncaster Drum School. His high class reputation and 100% pupil exam pass rate have attracted students to the school from many areas including Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. See Drum Lessons Doncaster

Ian West

Biography

Born Sydney Australia, Ian came to the UK and studied drums (Level 6 Diploma-BA Honours Degree - 3rd year) with John Ellis MBE, DYJA. Ian has been playing drums professionally for over thirty years and is a much sought after session drummer as well a highly respected and influential drum tutor and drum clinician. Ian's session drumming demands have seen him cover a wide range of musical genres including Soul, Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz/Big Band, Blues, Latin American etc. See videos page

Ian has toured and performed at some of the major music festivals in the World & UK. Including New York, Montreaux, Nice, etc. One of Ian's achievements was being awarded the Kenny Clare prize for best performance in the UK.

Artists

Ian is in great demand as a both a live player and session musician and has performed with the following artists:

Donny Osmond
Tony Christie
Peter Kay
Eliot Kennedy
5ive
Kenny Thomas
S Club
Micia Paris
John Parr
Martin FryABC
Liz MclarnonAtomic Kitten
Anthony CostaBlue
Babybird
Alistair Griffin
Steve Womack
Craig ColtonX Factor
Katy BullockX Factor
Andy AbrahamX Factor
James WilliamsX Factor
Janet DevlinX Factor
Tesni JonesThe Voice
The Reason 4
Stafford Galli

Ian's career as a Drummer/Tutor

Ian also has a very active drumming career, recording all types of music including, Pop, Rock, R&B/Soul, Jazz,Metal, Reggae,Singer/Songwriter, Hip-Hop/Rap, Blues, Latin, including Abbey Road sessions.

Ian is also a regular performer with the Mark Ellis of Vibe Music.

Recent Projects/Employments

  • Director - Ian West's School of drums
  • Musician at Vibe Music
  • Drummer at Session Player
  • Doncaster Music Services
  • Copley Junior School
  • XP School
  • Balby Carr Community Academy
  • New Pastures Primary School
  • De Warenne Academy
  • Sir Thomas Wharton College
  • Focus School Bramley Campus

 

Doncaster Drum School

All students have the opportunity to receive certification/qualifications from the Rockschool & Trinity exam boards, we are extremely proud of our 100% pass rate.

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Doncaster Guitar School

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Dream Cymbals