SIMON BLAKE

DRUMMER | SESSION ARTIST | EDUCATOR

about

Originally from Somerset, Simon is an experienced teacher and performer/session musician, who is a versatile musician, studying both classical and jazz and performing in a wide range of musical settings.

Spending the last 12 years in Cardiff, Simon studied Orchestral Percussion at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama after spending a year in America, studying at the School of Worship, Kenosha, USA. He went on to do an MA in Jazz at RWCMD.

From teaching in schools, privately and lecturing in university, Simon has seen many of his students go onto careers in music themselves.

As a performer Simon has played with multiple ensembles whether as a drummer or percussionist, for local artists, worship leaders, jazz/latin ensembles, or classical music ensembles.

Simon lead a music and worship programme called the Academy of Music and Worship for 4 years, and has just completed a certificate in biblical studies at Covenant College.

Simon is currently the Drum Module Tutor at Nexus ICA, Coventry

lessons

My primary focus for all students is to have fun and enjoy playing your instrument! As a multi-instrumentalist, I will play bass or piano in our lessons to enhance your musical skills.

Whether your focus is graded exams, school/university assessments, or are looking to further your abilities whatever your ability, we will create a plan that works for you using a variety of resources.

Lessons will be held at Nexus Ica, 71 Albany Rd, Coventry CV5 6JR.

Lessons are £35/hr

This facility is equipped with a professional drum kit and a PA system. Lessons are on an acoustic drum set.

I am an MU member, and have a current DBS check.

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