Martin has been playing drums for over 25 years and has and over 7 years teaching experience.
Martin is proud to carry on a lineage of distinguished drummers and musical educators. His main tutor growing up was himself a student of Gary Chaffee (Berklee School of Music and author of the seminal Patterns series of books) and he has recently studied with British greats Gavin Harrison, Craig Blundell and Steve White. He also attends regular clinics and seminars with respected international players such as Benny Greb, JoJo Mayer, Stanton Moore, Dom Famularo and Russ Miller. Most recently, Martin spent a day studying with one of his all-time drum heroes, Dave Weckl.
He is a Drumsense master tutor, member of the Sabian Education Network and holds a full, enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) certificate.
Martin teaches from his well-appointed studio at his home on the outskirts of North Petherton (between Bridgwater and Taunton), in student’s homes and in several schools in Somerset.
Martin is also a busy professional drummer. He plays with two of the most popular function bands in the area as well as being in-demand for dep posts.
His students range from 6 year old beginners to seasoned professionals and he prides himself on tailoring his lessons to suit the individual. Anyone with the passion and drive to learn is welcome!