Music Man

Back In The UK

Darren returned back home to the UK after completing a world tour with the International Supermega star LP!!

ONEWORLD RECORDS

Darren is pleased to announce he has been awarded a Mellenium Trust Award to set up a socially-run donation based charitable chart system OneWorld Records... More to come.

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Drum Lessons

Whether your looking to start a new hobby, pass an exam or master your craft, I love to teach all styles and levels.

I'll teach you a variety of styles, techniques & concepts in a fun challenging way and make sure you are well prepared to take the stage, pass an exam or prep for a college audition.
I have also been CRB Checked :-)

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I like to tailor each lesson to the student's individual needs and interests as I was lucky enough to study under some of the world's greatest tutors who did the same for me.

Some of my previous tutors include:

  • Terri Lyne Carrington ( Grammy Winning Drummer / Producer, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder)
  • Dave DiCenso ( Josh Groban, Duran Duran, Heromi.)
  • John 'JR' Robinson ( Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Seal, Daft Punk)
  • Prince Charles Alexander ( 3x Grammy winner - Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy.)
  • Mike Mangini ( Dream Theater, Extreme. )
  • Susan Rogers ( Prince, Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne. )
  • Kenwood Dennard ( James Brown, Jacko Pastorius, Macio Parker, Sting.)
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About

Growing up in the North-East of England, Darren came from a musical family and began playing the piano at the age of 6 and baritone horn at the age of 9. He was honoured to be presented to Her Majesty the Queen after appearing at her BBC televised golden jubilee celebration concert in 2002 and was then awarded a scholarship to graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston USA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors) in 2009 with a Dual Major in Music Production / Engineering and Performance (Drum Kit) while also working as a tutor for the college in the Harmony and Ear Training department. He then made the move to Los Angeles where he was gigging heavily while producing on the side for others and was subsequently selected as a BMI (Broadcast Music Industry’s) artists of the month and endorsed by SJC custom drums as one of their touring artists with his self produced duo Rabbits Running, with Robbie Fitzsimmons aka (The Steaz!). He holds a resident Showband drummer position with Holland America and Princess line Cruise ships and can be seen performing with various artists throughout the UK, more recently has been awarded a Millennium Trust award for his social entrepreneurial efforts as the founder of the Non-Profit organisation OneWorld Records. He is thrilled to share what he has learnt along the way.

Music

Click to the right to hear some examples of Darren's work.

Available For

  • Drum Tuition
  • Session Playing
  • Group Classes
  • Production / Mixing

Contact Darren Directly

t: +44 (0) 7759072484
e: DarrenMcGrath@live.com