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Oliver Watson

Leeds District, LS2
1 year in business
1 total staff
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About Oliver Watson

I’m a 3rd year music student studying at Leeds Conservatoire. After drumming for over 12 years, achieving a Rockschool grade 8 merit, playing numerous shows and gigs, and recording for lots of local Leeds based artists, such as Daisy Wardle, Charlotte Beatrice and Carmen McLean. I am now after new students to teach and develop into all-rounded multi genre professionals. I have lots of experience with tutoring under 13's, leading percussion workshops in the yearly summer holiday club I help run, as well as weekly hockey coaching, which I did as part of my Duke of Edinburgh gold award, before university. Lessons will be catered to the individual, with options to work on grades up to grade 8.

www.drummingwitholi.co.uk

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What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
I charge £15 for half an hour, or £20 for an hour. The first lesson is completely free, so there is no risk when trying out one of my lessons. I also offer a 50% discount on an hours lesson to students for every friend they refer that joins my roster of students. Other discounts are available when lessons are bought in groups of 10. Message me for more information!
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
I offer a free first lesson to all students, where I discuss what they want from our lessons, and how we can work together to enable them to reach their goals. I will also ask them to show me what they are capable of, which will help me to structure a lesson plan to challenge them and help them to improve as quickly as possible. I will give them weekly listening tasks, and this will hopefully help them to become more aware of music as a whole, and help them to find their niche in the industry.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
I am a 3rd year undergraduate studying Popular music (BA), specialising in drums. I have completed both grade 5 and grade 8 Rockschool practical, as well as ABRSM music theory go grade 5, and have experience in many different areas, from in playing in pit bands for Sister Act, Annie, Bugsy Malone, Godspell and The Little Shop of Horrors, to gigging across Leeds, with synth pop artist Premaura, folk pop artist, Daisy Wardle, and pop artist India Button. In addition, I have have recorded drums for Carmen McLean, Charlotte Beatrice and Daisy Wardle (music available on all streaming services).
Do you have tips or advice for someone hiring a pro in your line of work?
Try as many people as possible until you find one that clicks with the student, as the student won't learn if they are not having fun!
What questions should customers have ready before speaking to pros about their project?
How much do you charge? Can I find any previous work you have done online? How much experience do you have? What is your plan for developing a new student? What goals do you set for your students? How do you teach your students?
How did you first get into this line of work?
I have been drumming since the age of 6, and have had formal teaching since the age of 13. I am currently in university studying music, and am looking at helping drummers who are are in the same position I was in when I started, by sharing knowledge I have learnt over the last 13/14 years that I wish I had been given when I was learning.

Location

Leeds District, LS2

The pro travels up to 20 miles from LS2
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Business hours

Monday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Friday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm

Sunday

12:01 am to 11:59 pm


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