"I’ve known Cherisse for a few years as a friend and always known she is a top touring musician. So when I was thinking of recommending a drum tutor I of course thought first of her. Additionally, as the drummer in mind was female I felt her approach would be better tailored too. Cherisse’s personal attitude helps break down the formal teacher/student relationship and makes for a more organic and inspiring session every time."
"I have learnt more in 4 Skype lessons with Cherisse than in a whole year with a local teacher. Absolute pleasure being taught by someone of this calibre, experience and patience. Highly recommended!!! "
Lessons are taught in a vibrant sound proofed, air-conditioned drum studio in North London with hearing protection/monitoring headphones (home visits are also available.)
The studio has audio and video playback facilities and lessons are taught on acoustic kits in a comfortable creative environment to learn in.
All ages (from 5 years and above) and levels are welcome! Private 1-2-1 lessons are available whether you're a complete beginner looking to start your journey as a drummer or a professional looking for a few tips and tricks...you've come to the right place!
For the beginners you will be learning to play on a full drum-kit from your very first lesson. It will involve basic drum grooves and basic drum-notation to get you started.
Students can learn to play a large variety of genres including:
I'm committed to keep constantly learning and I continue to study with Mike Dolbear. I have also been fortunate to study with world class drummers including James Gadson, Dave Weckl, JR Robinson, Greg Bissonette, Thomas Lang, Billy Ward, Russ Miller, Zoro, Jim Chapin and Johnny Rabb.
All payments are made through PayPal with any GBP.
Changes to agreed lesson times are permitted under the following conditions:
More than 24 hours notice: No cost, your lesson will be rearranged for another time.
Less than 24 hours notice or no notice (failing to turn up):
Full cost of the lesson is due, you will not receive a replacement lesson.
Missing or forgetting a lesson will result in no refund and no replacement lesson. This applies to lessons paid in advance and lessons paid pro-rata.
"It's amazing to be able to have lessons from Cherisse as she is an incredible inspiration as a fellow female drummer. It's great to be able to watch and learn from her technique and style, and to be able to discuss working in the music industry. I learnt so much from our first lesson together and look forward to having more lessons in the future' :-)"
"Cherisse was recommended by a friend of mine.
Polly has been playing the drums for 18 months and had a 2 hour lesson with Cherisse in August 2015.
We live in Kent and are unable to see Cherisse for regular lessons. Polly had a instant rapport with Cherisse and Polly was very at ease with her. Polly enjoyed her lesson and learnt new drum techniques and melodies. Then Cherisse and Polly performed a rendition and showed me her new drum techniques. It was excellent!
Polly would like to see Cherisse again but due to due to school commitments and distance we are unable to see her at regular intervals. However we will be making another appointment in the not so distant future. "
"Cherisse is a wonderful drum tutor and one that I would recommend to anybody, no matter their level or experience. She is a bubbly person, great at listening and makes her lessons fun and enjoyable. Both playing and general life in music, Cherisse has an answer. Her lesson plans and homework are well structured and really planned to you as an individual. I look forward to all my drum lessons and can always see an improvement in my playing after seeing her. Her knowledge and experience is an admirable quality and a drummer that I aspire to within in my career :)"
"I find drum lessons with Cherisse very fun and entertaining. Cherisse is laid back, easy to work with and a great teacher especially when teaching me skills and techniques to improve my drumming and coordination."
"Lessons with Cherisse are as informative as they are fun. She quickly understands where you are at ability wise and has a talent at tailoring the lesson to your needs. She is motivational and encouraging whilst paying meticulous attention to detail. A lovely lady and an inspiring teacher; I can't recommend highly Cherisse highly enough."
"I've had the pleasure of taking lessons with Cherisse for around half a year now. From the go Cherisse catered to my personal goals and aspirations as a drummer by discussing what I want to achieve. She creates a personal lesson and practice plan for each student to help develop each pupil individually to their own style. I find her lessons fun and refreshing and her positive attitude always leaves me coming away feeling inspired to work harder. I've never had a teacher that is as excited about my drumming as I am."
"I've loved my lessons with Cherisse, she's taught me things that no other drum teacher has ever mentioned about stick grip and drum kit positioning that made such a big difference to my playing. The lessons are always well structured and she gives you plenty of exercises to keep you busy and progressing! Definitely the best drum teacher I've found."