Hi, I’m Billy
Professional drummer, teacher & founder of Sevenoaks Drum School also teaching in a number of schools around Sevenoaks, Kent.
I’ve studied drumming with some of UK’s finest drummers and teachers including Pete Riley (Republica, Keith Emerson, Roger Walters) Colin Woolway (Suzi Quatro, Drumsense, Rhythm magazine), Tristan Mailliot (Jim Mullen, Trinity College of Music) Matt Skelton (Stacey Kent, BBC Concert Orchestra) and Michael Skinner (London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Guildhall School of Music).
I’ve been playing the drums all my life and have worked with many great musicians, bands, and orchestras in venues, theatres and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. I’ve performed in bands spanning a huge variety of styles of music including Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Samba, Big Band and Orchestral.
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Come to our Samba classes!
Billy has a passion for many different drumming cultures of the world and in the summer months of 2022 he launched a samba drumming class entitled ‘Sevenoaks Samba’.
Sevenoaks Samba explores the vibrant and infectious groove sound of the Brazilian percussion art form associated with their annual festival the Carnaval.
This class is a great fun and friendly group, beginners are more than welcome and this is open to children and adults. It class currently runs on a Tuesday evening 8‑9pm and each session is £9 per student. If you have any questions, please email Billy.
Why not come along one week and see for yourself if samba drumming is for you!
Billy also runs summer holiday classes, if this interests you, please let us know.
Our recent blogs
Christmas is fast approaching and I am taking the opportunity in this Sevenoaks Drum School blog post before the holidays and festivities flourish to shout about my fab club ‘Sevenoaks Samba’.
One style of drumming I have always loved the sound of is Samba and this blog is dedicated to learning more about this truly fascinating artform. Today we’re going to learn what Samba drumming is all about and take a brief look at how to play it.
As one year closes and another is just round the corner, I feel this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your drumming, your achievements and goals and look forward to opportunities with your drumming.
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