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To book Trinity Rock & Pop exams, visit http://www.trinityrock.com/enter. Usually we advise that you take your exam at the regional center at Cheadle Hulme School, in which case case you should select ‘Stockport’ from the drop down menu for exam centres.
If you are wishing to book a Trinity Drum Kit exam, please contact the regional organiser Alan Cope via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are wishing to book a RSL exam, than this must be done via the Rock School website: https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool/
If it’s not just drums you want to learn, or if you have a band mate who’s after lessons, contact Chris Twigg at: email@example.com or call 07707648381
Chris teaches guitar lessons at Northwich Drum Studio on Sundays.
Local jam nights
Under 18’s may want to check out Space – Youth Music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spaceyouthmusic/ They hold regular jam sessions for young people, which is a great way to meet like minded musicians and start up something new.
Our more mature students may want to check out jam nights at the Salty Dog in Northwich (https://www.facebook.com/events/1310756719111507/), every 2nd Sunday of the month, and the Ring O’Bells in Weaverham (https://www.facebook.com/groups/RingOBellsJamNight/) every Wednesday night.
There are many great places out there that put on live music and there’s something out there for everyone if you look hard enough. To help you get out there and experience live music for yourself, here is a list of local establishments that are well known for regularly hosting live bands:
- The Salty Dog, Northwich
- The Iron Bridge, Northwich
- The Witton Chimes, Northwich
- The Slow and Easy, Lostock Gralam
- The Leigh Arms, Little Leigh
- The White Barn, Cuddington
Cheshire constabulary drum corps
Another way to get involved playing drums is to play with others in a drum corps. Luckily for us, the local Cheshire Constabulary have a long running Drum Corps that rehearse weekly on a Monday evening at Cheshire Police HQ in Winsford, and new members are welcome.
The Band of the Cheshire Constabulary was formed in 1967. They have performed at many prestigious venues, including numerous civil occasions, and had the honour of playing at Royal events.
The Band is a ‘Traditional Brass Band’ with a wide concert repertoire. They also boast their own Drum Corps who not only lead the band on parades and ceremonial occasions but perform with the band in concerts, and attend events in their own right.
The band are always looking for new players, though vacancies are not always advertised. If interested, please contact 07857895674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spotify or any of it’s market competitors are a great way to listen to music when studying an instrument like the drums. The following playlists may come in useful whilst studying at Northwich Drum Studio:
- Northwich Drum Studio https://open.spotify.com/playlist/40U4kiRqEvQHR1gL4stx5w?si=wsKCRRZdRYuREyoTwy9SrA
- Trinity Rock and Pop Drums – Grades Initial to Grade 2 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/62s25m1BXmZKLO6dq6F9d7?si=sAMIVtbZQT-07TBbV4TXMA
- Trinity Rock and Pop Drums – Grade 3 to 5 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2fK326JhzrkwQC5ThG2X3w?si=MZKuLPzoSjWzpMeNMtqG0Q
- Trinity Rock and Pop Drums – Grade 6 to 8 https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6hoRvyeLawst6yTz52wdKw?si=ttGO5jGtT6K88tp7aj9uVA
- Trinity Drum Kit 2020 – Initial to Grade 2 https://open.spotify.com/album/0dV38Kg2udNgupn4mV7O0T?si=dDVVUdO8QwS7B4y7Z3tSOg
- Trinity Drum Kit 2020 – Grades 3 to 5 https://open.spotify.com/album/0CU2vx67pMQVG11wPUUAfo?si=cCcECiI5RHihHvtlxfIzxg
- Trinity Drum Kit 2020 – Grades 6 to 8 https://open.spotify.com/album/03dpsLofUfgORsoYQpXPrG?si=13RQTvyyR860HmSEoHp9pg
- Drum Chart Hits – Hal Leonard https://open.spotify.com/playlist/08p6aNJjKBi3kalDAHI1mt?si=yOeqNw8lTD-rF2uASv6lSA
If you choose to study drums with us at Northwich Drum Studio, we highly recommend you check out and/or subscribe to the following YouTube channels:
- Drummerworld – go to place to discover more about drummers and drumming https://www.youtube.com/user/drummerworld2
- Vic Firth – check out the VF jams https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9N2JaiIWYR2GEN1tgHAczA
- Drumeo – excellent channel, special lessons from the masters https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiJBaDaM3K6vPVggLhTyWA
- The Session’s Panel – interview series by drumming legend Dom Famulero https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfz1KlQqycWBnTX6SMaCHHg
- Jazz at Lincoln Center’s JAZZ ACADEMY – great insights into jazz studies https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ycFlguVIToxRB34x3g1eQ
- Study the greats – in depth transcriptions of masterful performances https://www.youtube.com/user/abbdrums
- Sounds like a drum – expert drum tuning and maintenance advice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTmGAbCD30Mr1z_pgp3ypw
- Drummer’s Review – up to date product reviews https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MiIKiVetO4dEpksV3CBPw
- rDavidr – a personal favourite, drumming meets DIY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNQQY5Ro8Lk6gssOQSSDcfw
- Stephen Clark – practical tips from the non-glamourous drummer https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO3hCh7DsvuBO9mKp4YrtWg
- Stephen Taylor – great online tutor offering real advice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwT7TWaFxT-UZAPa9wdNChA
- The 80/20 Drummer – serious ponderings and tips for serious drummers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi1WEMk3J7tQzjakzad1uXQ
- Emmanuelle Caplette – great technical routines and drum covers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCspxx8ul_wko0w65UxWXZEQ
- David Cola – inspiring stories from a drummer breaking the industry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChE7whbVdk0iZkHHX0MiQ_g
- David O’dart – Trinity collaborator with excellent demonstrations https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdrjXLfYNzFTIqY1NDjaPIg
- Harry Miree – very entertaining and inspiring advice https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9N2JaiIWYR2GEN1tgHAczA