Welcome to Sheffield Drum Lessons and the world of drumming, I am Andy Bott professional drummer/drum teacher based in Sheffield UK. I have a new fully purpose built and professionally equipped drum studio in North Sheffield (S6 area) Near middle wood tram stop. I have been playing and obsessing with the drums since the age of seven (1978) starting out on pots and pans, getting onto the drums and excelling through rock, jazz and funk at an early age. As a youngster I attended the same school as Rick Allen (Def Leppard) I shared many of the same teachers whom also taught and inspired me. I played in many local Sheffield based bands and venues before attaining my first record contact at the age of seventeen along side writing, recording and playing live nationally. I started teaching the drums in my late teens 1988 privately and across schools, colleges, special schools.
In the late eighties & early nineties I was a signed artist working with several record labels, management deals and publishing deals working with mainly rock, punk and indie bands. I also worked as a session drummer playing as a replacement drummer for many touring bands and I was lucky to have supported; The Levellers, Radiohead, Nick turner and the all stars (Hawkwind), The Bootleg Beatles, Carter USM, The Blue Aeroplanes, Hue and Cry to name a few. I was so busy that when asked by my at the at time music manager 'Marcus Russell' (Ignition management) to audition with his unknown band, 'Oasis' I just didn't have the time, luckily Paul Weller's drummer Steve White recommended his brother whom came to the rescue and saved me from a life of working with Liam Gallagher =]
I love teaching the drums to many students of all ages and abilities and I still play live as often as I can. Drumming is great fun, easy to get into and completely addictive. So you either want to learn the drums from scratch, or maybe you have been playing a while and have reached a stale point in your playing and are looking to improve your technique. well you're at the right place...
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