I have had Nigel for just over 2 years now and I have come a long way with my drums. I have Cerebral Paulsy in my right arm, and Nigel has been very supportive in taking my difficulty into account. Without Nigel I would still be playing only with my left arm/hand, and I would be nowhere near to the standard I am now. Nigel is extremely patient and he takes his students needs into consideration and he is determined to get where they want to be. For me, I just wished I found Nigel sooner. My previous teacher said it would not be possible to play with my right arm, for 5 year I played open handed mainly using me left arm, I struggled tremendously.
Nigel is helping me to overcome my condition, and now that I am playing with my right arm I feel much more positive about myself and I am getting closer to reaching my goals. I have recently passed my grade 1 and now aiming for gradee 2. Nigel is a brilliant teacher and I would strongly recommend him. He has created a page on here which documents my journey so far.
Big thanks to Nigel!
Learning to play the drums isn't easy. You need to practice and get yourself a good tutor. Nigel has lots of experience, patience and is committed to his teaching, and knows how to play the drums! I would highly recommend taking lessons with Nigel. Thanks Nigel
I have been having lessons with Nigel for around 5 years and would definately recommend him. Nigel is an excellent teacher who has the ability to make learning to play the drums properly a fun thing to do whilst improving your playing with each lesson . My playing is million times better for having him teach me. He isn't too bad on the drums himself, as much as pains me to say it!! Keep up the good work Nigel.
I have been learning the drums with Nigel for around 2 and a half years now. I had never played before but it had always been a dream for me to do. Now my dream is a reality! I felt nervous at the start as the drums seem to be 'male dominated' however Nigel really made me feel at ease with the kit and his teaching style is excellent. I would highly recommend Nigel to anyone that would like to learn to play the drums. Thank you Nigel for putting up with my randomness!!! :)
I have been taught by Nigel for about a year. I did not know anything about playing the drums (I used to reproduce what I was listening to). With him, I learn't everything: basic patterns, techniques, (para diddles, doubles), counting (really important!!!). With him, I tasted what double bass can be like - real FUN! I wish I had stayed in Leeds to continue lessons with a really good guy and professional teacher.
I would definitely recommend him to anyone who would like to learn how to play the drums!
chris and dominic judge
Nigel comes to us every friday night to york to teach me and my son, which is a big commitment for him ( especially when he gets lost Haha).I would reccomend him to anyone , a great teacher and great guy , and very professional
Nigel has been teaching my 11 year old daughter for a few months now and she has improved a great deal .Nigel is a fantastic teacher and a brill drummer .
My name is Adam lockwood. I am a 16 year old student and have been drumming for 6 years. Nigel has been teaching me since April 2007. Nigel's a nice guy who is easy to get on with, he never gets frustrated or loses his temper. He is a great teacher and drummer. His teaching got me a B in GCSE music and my drumming has improved tremendously.
Maisie my granddaughter who is now 16 has been having drum lessons from Nigel
since January 08 and until recently I sat in on most. I am very impressed with Nigel's teaching and Maisies progress and I would have no hesitation in recommending Nigel to anyone wanting lessons.
I am 50 years old this year and decided 'now is the time!' to start drumming! I've had 4 lessons from Nigel so far and from cluelessness i've already graduated to (albeit in a basic way), playing along with some favourite tunes. Nigel has helped me, step by step to grasp the rudiments of playing and i am really starting to have some fun! lizzie
will, wendy and harry
Nigel has been teaching our 8 year old son Harry for over a year now. We are all very impressed and would happily recommend Nigel to any young aspiring drummers and their parents.
As a girl drummer I was quite aprehensive having a teacher come into my home to teach me,but after a chat with Nigel I soon felt at ease, Since he has been teaching me my confidence has grown and my friends say my playing and time keeping is brill.