A little About Me ...

My name is Chris Goring. I'm in my early twenties and have been giving drum lessons for four years in the Ilkeston, Heanor and Nottingham/Derby area. I've been playing drums for ten years as a solo performer and bands on the national live circuit.

Highlights include playing the Leeds Festival Carling Weekender and supporting bands such as Snow Patrol, Supergrass and We Are Scientists at various locations up and down the country.

My favourite drummers include: Keith Moon, John Bonham and Buddy Rich.

I have achieved ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory and have a clear CRB check.

What other people say about me...

"Chris teaches in a way that makes it easy to understand. He has endless enthusiasm for the drums which is quite infectious, and always makes you feel positive by the end of the lesson. He fits the rudiments and skills of playing the drums with music that suits the learner which means that you can see where you are heading and what you can achieve. He can break down any technique to make it easy to follow, this really helps when you are a beginner! He is a really good teacher, who provides the right kind of balance between challenge and fun and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to either start playing the drums or improve on their technique."
Gemma, a current student

"Having found drumming later in life than most, I never thought I would be inspired enough to go on to buy a drum kit of my own after just six months. I must say Chris has been very patient with me and allowed me to progress and get results, but at my own pace. He has built up my confidence and expectations in my self and ability, whilst making each lesson fun and light hearted. He gets results."
A Student

"Chris, over the last year or so, has taken the onset of my early midlife crisis and has channelled it into light-hearted and fun (but not always easy) drum lessons. By the end of my 3rd lesson I was purchasing my first ever drum kit (it's blue by the way). I instantly felt at ease with his laidback persona and enthusiasm for anything drum related. He is constantly pushing my abilities but in a way that is not ever daunting and his patience for my learning snare variations is outstanding! He is an excellent teacher and a true legend on the kit. If he were a bit smaller I'd put him in my pocket and take him home with me."
Jolene Sanderson, a current student

"Chris is super cool."
Rebecca, a current student, aged 7

"After 6 months ourselves and the young people have really enjoyed working with you and we are always impressed by your random stories, enthusiasm and passion! Thanks for all your hard work and time."
John Lee, Senior Youth Worker and the young people at Blend Youth Project