Teachers

Meet the team!
Will Connor

Will Connor

Will has taught 100s of students from beginner to advanced level in the past 15 years. Will is a dynamic and expressive drummer, who likes to combine elements of many styles of music into his playing. His teaching reflects his multi-discipline approach and he encourages improvisation and experimentation to help his students unlock their creativity.

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Dan Peranic

Dan Peranic

Dan studied at Drumtech in London where he won the coveted Top Performer award. He has appeared on the CD cover Rhythm Magazine and his work to date includes Atlantic records, Interscope records, TV adverts and appearances on various shows.

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Nick Roberts

Nick Roberts

Nick studied drums at The Academy of Contemporary Music graduating with a Ba Hons Degree in music performance. Since ACM, Nick has worked extensively in London with both major label artists (Universal and Rough Trade) and unsigned bands alongside a busy teaching and recording schedule.

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Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

Joe is a London drummer and teacher who enjoys playing across many genres from rock to electro to jazz (and everything between). Joe has been playing for over 25 years and teaching for the last ten years.

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Fred McLaren

Fred McLaren

Fred’s teaching focuses on the application of techniques in live performance. In his lessons he looks to prepare budding drummers for a career in music as well as equip them with a good knowledge of the history of their chosen instrument.

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Tom Ainsworth

Tom Ainsworth

Tom has more than 10 years of experience, having studied with some phenomenal drummers, and providing him with a range of playing and teaching techniques.

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Zoe Konez

Zoe Konez

Zoe is a workshop leader and project coordinator. As a multi-instrumentalist, she is well-placed to advise on all aspects of performing in a band, from songwriting to stage skills. Zoe delivers the JamSocial workshops and Band Builder Sessions with the other members of the team at Elephant Drums.

Adam Teixeira

Adam Teixeira

Adam Teixeira is a drummer and percussionist from Toronto in Canada. His extensive experience(s) in jazz and world music have led to many opportunities to travel around the globe to perform, study and teach music.

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Tomas Garcia

Tomas Garcia

Tomas is an experienced and enthusiastic drum teacher, having taught for more than 15 years both privately and in music teaching institutions.

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