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This is the third part in our occasional series of guides to live music venues in London. Previously we covered music venues in Camden Town and Brixton. Read the previous articles here: Part 1: Camden Part 2: Brixton In part 3, we head to London’s trendy east to explore live music venues in and around Shoreditch. SHOREDITCH, EAST LONDON The list is in no particular order… Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA Rich Mix is...

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Looking for a job as drum teacher? We get a heap of enquiries from drummers and students asking for information about getting a job as a drum teacher. We compiled this article containing tips, advice, help and useful inks related to finding jobs as a drum teacher. You can leave a comment at the bottom if you would like to add to the discussion. The requests we receive are usually either from existing drum teachers looking for more...

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We’re hitting Olympia in October and going to the London Drum Show – the ultimate event for drummers (and drumming enthusiasts). London Drum Show If you’re having lessons at Elephant Drums you get discounted entry to the London Drum Show. See below for more info about the exclusive promotion code. The show is taking place on 12 and 13 October 2013 at London’s prestigious Olympia venue. Get up close and personal with...

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Elephant Drums is pleased to be involved in Our Big Gig, the UK’s biggest community music festival. Free Music Festival Expected to draw crowds larger than Glastonbury Festival, and more people than an average week at Wimbledon, Our Big Gig takes place across 330 venues from the 11th – 14th July. Elephant Drums will be presenting music workshops in association with Stop Look Listen at the Camberwell London Big Gig event on...

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We’ve compiled a set of useful resources for drummers and would-be drum students wanting to find out about drum lessons in London. There are many options to choose from and London is full of great drummers, teachers and courses. This guide is intended to help you find the best course or the right drum teacher for you. You probably already have an idea of the type of drum lessons you want to take. Maybe it’s to learn drums...

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One of the best ways to develop musical skills is to play in a band with other musicians. That’s why we created the JamSocial events which have been really popular across London. The events attract drummers, guitarists, bassists, vocalists and other musicians – anyone that wants to play in a band. JamSocial brings musicians together in a live performance situation and develops band skills. Think of it as a mixture of a jam...

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JamSocial is a music workshop for adults learning an instrument to develop band skills and break down the barriers to performing on stage. Hosted by Elephant Drums, the structure for the event includes skill-specific workshops in the morning, band / group sessions in the afternoon, followed by performances, networking and jam sessions. We cover a range of songs in different styles at the events and the idea is not to play a...

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Inspirational words from famous drummers We’ve compiled some of our favourite drumming quotes from famous drummers, including Buddy Rich, Vinnie Colaiuta, Tony Williams, Dennis Chambers, and Dave Grohl. Keep these thoughts with you when practising and playing! Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play music, to play with people for others to listen to, that’s something else. That’s a whole other world. - Tony...

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In this series about live music venues in London we offer an insider’s guide to some of the many live music venues across the city. In part one, we chose a few venues in Camden (see Part 1: Camden). This time we head south of the river to explore Brixton. This guide is for you if you are fairly new to London, or just visiting / on holiday, or perhaps you have lived here for a long time and want to explore some new music venues....

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Traditionally at this time of year we review our picks of free online drum lessons. These are some of best bits from the drumming archives: Popular topics in 2012 Most viewed topic: Practice Routine Topic with most social shares: Drum Techniques Most commented topic: Beginners Review of the year Besides our one-to-one lessons at our London studios we have been leading workshops, running events (including JamSocial), writing articles...

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