Neal is dedicated to teaching students of all calibre to the highest standard in a wide variety of drumming skills. Offering professional and engaging lessons that are tailored to suit the individual and are carried out in private on a one to one basis. So whether you are playing your first drum groove as a total beginner or you're already a gigging drummer wanting to learn some new chops or grooves, all levels are available.
Based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear but attracting students from as far as Otterburn, Blyth, Morpeth, Newcastle, Durham and Northumberland all looking to capture Neal's knowledge and style of playing.
Neal's passion was always teaching and helping people reach their goals on the drum set, he has taught hundreds of young drummers and professional players and helped them gain new skills and techniques and guided them into performing groups. From local bands to two of Neal's top students Sid Wright who now plays in the Cambridge university jazz orchestra and Jake Gauntley (too spicy) drumming in a ska band that have supported the specials, selecter, bad manners, the beat and stiff little fingers.
Ample free parking and very easy access.
For information about lessons prices and times
give Neal a call: 07931924091
Four years ago, Neal opened his own drum school in south tyneside COOL AS FUNK.
In the lessons on two full size acoustic sonor kits on a one to one basis and are strictly private for the comfort of the student.
The school also teaches solo and small group congas and djembe (hand drumming) lessons encouraging this avenue of drumming to improve their kit drumming groove.
We also have just added our new marching drum area specialising in marching and highland drumming.
The c.a.f. drum room also has a new house p.a.system with computerised tracks which are used for drum grades and the latest up to date play along tracks that gives the students the feel of playing in a live band.
Cool As Funk now have 3 volumes of material and drum solos written by Neal and top student Sid Wright only available to students attending the school.
Neal has written some top original material along with his top student Sid Wright . together they have created some quality new solos and material covering jazz, funk and all styles that are in demand in today's modern drumming. Examples are available on media page or on our youtube channel.
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