Due to popular demand I’m now available for drum lessons between 3 and 6:30 on Thursdays and Fridays at South Street Studios in Ipswich! This is in additional to my regular teaching schedule of 9-5 on Saturdays and Sundays.
My drumming has made it onto vinyl for the first time! Well, I think it's the first time... If it has happened before I don't know about it!
I'm so happy to have played a part in the making of this album by Matt Cade. He's a lovely chap and it was a cool project to be involved in.
When I have information on where you can listen to the album I'll let you know.
I was featured in the Ipswich Star's Weird Ways To Keep Fit in 2018 article!
Scroll down to number 13 in the piece or read below...
The drummer for New Wave US pop pioneers Blondie, Clem Burke, was once the subject of a study that contrasted his heart rate while on the kit to a footballer throughout a 90-minute period. Both averaged a heart rate of 140 to 150 BPM. So if you’d rather hit the sticks than the pitch you can be sure you are still keeping yourself fit. A professional drummer will use his whole body to produce the beat, arms hitting the drums and feet pumping the foot pedals. One person who knows this very well is Ross Farley, who teaches drum lessons at South Street Studios, in Ipswich. He says: “Drumming is a great workout, especially mentally and for coordination! I have a number of students in their 30s to 60s who come to me for that reason, putting aside the fact that it is pretty good fun too.”
Ross, who as drummer with bands Angry Vs Bear and Death By Lasers, has supported acts such as Florence & The Machine and The Futureheads and had his music played on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, offers 30-minute and one-hour lessons. He says: “Lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities, and for fans of any style of music. And importantly, they are fun. I’m firmly of the belief that learning should be an enjoyable experience, not a painful one!” For more information or to book lessons, visit here.
The first Kick Music Schools Rock School of 2018 will take place during the Easter holidays at South Street Studios in Ipswich from the 9th-13th April.
If you have (or know of...) any musically minded 10-17-year-olds, this is for them!
Learn more at www.kickmusicschools.co.uk/rock-schools. If you book a place, enter ROSS at checkout and you'll get £10 off your order. 🙂
As you may or may not know, I run Kick! Music Schools. Kick! run five-day music workshops for 11-17-year-olds in Ipswich and we have one more Rock School this year. If you or a son or daughter are into music this is for them!
The Rock School will take place from the 24th-28th October. Learn more on Kick!'s website.