December 2011:

I am pleased to announce that my drum student Sam Burgess has passed his Grade 6 exam - with merit!

Well done, Sam!

Sam, who is aged 14, is well on course to complete Grade 8 before leaving school, which would be a fantastic achievement.

I also teach Sam's dad, Kevin, who took up the drums later in life and only plays for fun (why not?) although his band did put in a great performance at the end-of-term Rock School gig at Riff's Bar, near Swindon, in the same week that Sam sat his exam.

Ever thought about father and son drum lessons? Find out more here.