After many years of touring I settled in Sheffield, South Yorkshire where there has always been a strong music scene.
In 1987, I founded the DRUMMERS ALLIANCE and in that year organised the first young drummer competition in the U.K. This has had a huge impact on popularising drumming over the years and our events continue to grow each year.
As a drum educator I have performed many workshops and clinics including the FIRST Scottish drum Festival alongside Greg Bissonette. I have performed joint clinics with Ricky Lawson (Michael Jackson’s drummer), Jim Chapin (top U.S. drum educator, Mike Mangini, (drummer with Steve Vai and Extreme), Akira Jimbo (Japan’s no.1 drummer) and world renowned American drummer Dennis Chambers.
In the year 2000 I released my first educational dvd - "Play Drums Now" and shortly after, "The Complete Drummer", they are now available Worldwide (visit our DVDs page for more info/purchase) [CLICK HERE]
Most of my time is now dedicated to teaching - that can be in various ways from one to one tuition, clinics, workshops and demonstrations. I frequently get asked to do recording sessions.
I am constantly learning and exploring new techniques and different styles and incorporating this knowledge into my teaching – this is what makes drumming such a fascinating subject.
‘The day I stop learning new things about drumming is the day I stop playing’