Rhythm academy studio utilises acoustic and electric kits, multiple amps, keyboards, monitoring and recording and play back facilities with Logic pro X and Sibelius notation software.
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Rhythm Academy Studio is owned and run by Ian Elliott, a professional Drummer, Guitarist and Music Educator based in Chesterfield Derbyshire.
Since the 80’s I have worked in a wide range of performance situations as both a freelance player and member of many bands including: studio work, musical theatre and film. I have extensive live performance experience in almost every musical style: big band, small group jazz, funk , latin, folk, blues, heavy rock, fusion and orchestral.
In 1993 I gained an Honours Degree 2:1 in Popular Music and Recording from Salford University, majoring in Composition and Performance. Subsequently, I worked as a part time lecturer in the musical faculties of several colleges in the north of England. I taught modules on the language of music, improvisation , latin, rhythm workshops and composition whilst simultaneously teaching instrumental lessons in schools across all key stages from primary to post 16.
In 2005, I gained Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE in Secondary Music from the 0pen University.
I have also been teaching guitar, drums and bass lessons privately for 25 years. Many of my former pupils have progressed to further and higher education in music and now have musical careers themselves.
Lessons are available on a weekly or fortnightly basis