Michael is a very experienced teacher and educator based in Manchester who has taught privately for many years. He has also providing ensemble and group coaching at many institutions throughout the North-West. Being passionate about teaching, Michael believes that learning an instrument should be fun and rewarding and takes a friendly approach to tuition whilst considering each student's individual needs. 


"I feel Michael has guided me in every step of my learning with a tailored approach to suit my individual needs and requirements... I couldn't have found a better teacher!" 

- Danielle, Drum-Kit Student.


As a workshop facilitator, Michael is sought after throughout the UK, working with national companies such as Scottish Opera, CBSO, and the Halle Orchestra, as well as with local music groups and schools: Bramhall High School - Stockport, Clayton Primary School - Bolton, Ruskin High School - Cheshire, and Special Virtuosi - Manchester.


"Michael is a fantastically energetic workshop leader who has the ability to enthuse any student into participation. His unique style, coupled with his clearly evident prowess in music is engaging and thoroughly inspiring to all participants. I would highly recommend Michael for any program of workshops you require delivering." 

- Mr S. Stonehouse, Director of Music, Bramhall High School.

Private Tuition


Michael can provide private lessons in either the students own home with their own instruments or in his fully equipped, private teaching studio in Manchester. He can provide tutelage on the following disciplines:

  • Drum-Kit

  • Orchestral Timpani and Percussion

  • Tuned Percussion: including four mallets, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel,

  • World Percussion: including African, Brazlian, Cuban,and Eastern European. (Eg: Congas, Djembe, Pop Percussion etc)

  • Course Tutor (Eg: GCSE or A Level)

  • Music Theory

  • Aural Skills (as seen in ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School examination Syllabus'

Individual Lesson Prices

30 minutes: £20.00

60 minutes: £30.00

Please note that these are based on tuition at Michael's teaching studio, prices may vary for home tuition based on distance and journey time.

To enquire more about private lessons please Contact Michael.

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