Hi and Welcome,
drum lessons for all ages and levels.
I am Alessandro Iannicelli and I am 26. I have a degree in Philosophy and I’m highly interested in teaching/learning techniques and pedagogy in general.
I have been studying drums since I was 10 years old and I had the chance to be included in some amazing recording sessions both in Italy and here in London. Moreover I was lucky to take part in many masterclasses with guys like Dave Weckl, Chris Coleman, Marco Minneman, Gregory Hutchison and many others.
I have been practicing constantly for 16 years now going deeply into the didattic aspect of drumming and achieving a diploma at NAM, one of the best music school in Italy. In 2018 I graduated in “Popular Music Performance” at BIMM and I am currently doing a master course in “Record Production” at University of West London.
Lessons will involve hands technique (fingers control, wrists motions/gladstone technique, push-pull technique, moeller technique), feet techniques (heel down position, heel up position, constant motion technique, heel-toe doubles and multiples, rocking’ motion).
After this first but necessary step I usually like to make the student spend time on two of the most important skills for a drummer, coordination and independence, with a method that I personally developed.
The next and most important step is to work on timing and inner-clock in order to face the study of the different genres and styles of music each one with its own vocabulary ( Blues, Jazz, R’n’B, Soul, Rap, Rock, Metal, Drum’n’Bass). Recording sessions can be included as well using my personal studio.
The programm can obviously change in relation to the student’s needs and for young kids I usually try to interact playing together and making the lesson funny and useful at the same time.
I can either give lessons at my place in Southfields, west London or move pretty much everywhere around London (with few pounds more for the journey). Get in touch for more information or any questions.
“Alessandro has been both a focused teacher and a good friend since we first met. His passion for music and drums together with his unique approach to teaching makes him the best teacher I could ask for when I first started playing drums”. (John Maylan, Student that I prepared for the grade 8 and that is now studying in BIMM London)
Drummer / Drum Tutor