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REFERENCES

‘Steve is way more than just a drum teacher. He loves what he does and that echoes to his students as well. I appreciated deeply his ability and desire to see through my needs as a drummer. In all honesty, I felt more like a drummer in the making than just a drum student and that is the key to Steve’s greatness 🙂 He gave me space, trust and time to develop my connection with drums. He also gave me the freedom to experiment as well as being by my side to make sure I learned everything the right way. Everything ran so organically in all of our lessons. Steve is rad drummer, a true teacher and a great human being! Thank you Steve!’

CHARA – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Steve is a fantastic drum teacher. I started lessons earlier this year, having never played and with absolutely no sense of rhythm. Steve is patient, always enthusiastic, and has excellent communication and motivational skills. He has achieved what I thought was the impossible – he’s taught me how play to a beat (in time!), develop a sense of rhythm and feel confident sat at a drum kit! I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone keen to learn to play the drums.’

CATHERINE B – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘I always enjoy my lessons with Steve very much! Communication is always good, he is very flexible and during the lessons there is loads of room for working on what you would like to learn yourself. Besides that, he really wants you to improve en is very patient in helping with that.’

JOELLE – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Steve is an excellent teacher. My son wasn’t loving his drum lessons and was on the verge of giving up so we decided to try a new teacher. Lessons with Steve have been a huge success and he is now back to loving his drumming again. He really looks forward to his lesson each week and has improved dramatically. Steve has encouraged him to learn and play the music he loves and his relaxed yet professional approach is really bringing out the best in his playing. Thank you.’

ROBYN – DRUMMING STUENT (PARENT)

‘I had never played drums before starting lessons with Steve. The Monday lessons are the best days of the week! His classes are fun and you learn lots of techniques, rhythms, and ways to develop your skills. He is an awesome teacher! Highly recommended.’

DOROTA – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Steve is such a great drums teacher for my son, he’s professional and has a rapport especially with young children who are eager to learn and motivated those who maybe unsure. I won’t hesitate in recommending Steve as a great drums teacher.’

MYRA – DRUMMING STUDENT (PARENT)

‘Great instructor for someone who wants to start drumming and is a bit lost as to where to begin. Easy going and flexible as to what you want to get out of each lesson.’

CATHERINE – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Moving to Steve Norris as my drum teacher in year 4 took my drumming to a new level. His attention to detail, his approachable manner and the fun of lessons has inspired me to pursue music as a potential career. I highly recommend Steve as a drum teacher.’

NATHANIEL – DRUMMING STUDENT

“I have been having lessons with Steve for almost a month, he has been very professional at all times. I particularly found him responsive to queries, clear on his terms and flexible if lessons need to change due to commitments, his text message reminders about a lesson are also useful to ensure you don’t forget. Additionally, Steve has been a great teacher, listening to what I want to achieve and tailoring the content of the lessons to support. Great job and I would recommend him to others.”

SARA – DRUMMING STUDENT

“As a beginner, that knows absolutely nothing in playing drums, Steve has helped me to learn from scratch. He is very professional, patient (Really important for me!) and listens to all my questions (I have tons!). Somehow, he has broaden my skills in drums and I hope to progress more w/ his guidance in the future. I have high hopes of achieving in becoming a rock god(dess)!”

SHEILA – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Learning drums with Steve over the past several months has ignited my passion for drumming. His enthusiasm for drumming and music has been greatly influential in my own musical journey. In addition, his attention to technique and detail is helping me progress efficiently. I highly recommend Steve as a drum teacher’

JULIAN – DRUMMING STUDENT

“Steve Norris has been teaching my son, who is eight, for around 6 months. He is a very patient drum teacher and I have been very impressed with how Steve has maintained Chris’ enthusiasm for the subject and Chris is doing very well. I would highly recommend Steve as a drum teacher.”

Jenny – Drumming Student (parent)

“Steve is really passionate about the drums. He is extremely knowledgable about music and is a kind, enthusiastic and patient drum teacher. I would highly recommend him.”

Natasha – Drumming Student (parent)

“Steve has been teaching me to play the drums for 3 months, he is an excellent teacher who is very patient and I genuinely look forward to each lesson…I couldn’t recommend him enough..”

Rosanne – Drumming Student

“Steve was great for my first ever drum lesson – he was very patient with me . I can highly recommend him and hopefully I will be able to report at a later date that I am a competent drummer.”

Rebecca – Drumming Student

“Really enjoy playing and practicing with Steve! Looking forward to more lessons!”

Ed – Drumming Student

‘Would definitely recommend Norris Drums! Friendly and great teacher.’

AMANDA – DRUMMING STUDENT

‘Very enthusiastic and helpful.’

ROVERTOS – DRUMMING STUDENT (PARENT)

SESSION REFERENCES

“Steve is an incredible drummer full stop. His professionalism in the rehearsal room as well as on stage is a standout skill that constantly brings to our band, and we’re very lucky to have him.”

Jack – fellow Band Member of Cavalcade
 

“Steve keenly jumped into a fast-paced schedule as a session player, last minute, during the run up to acoustic video shoots, a recording session and a headline performance at the Fiddler’s Elbow, Camden.

In this short time, I immediately noticed his skill and attention to detail; Steve often forwarded videos with rhythmic options for live shows and acoustic shoots, and often offered creative ideas during the rehearsal process.

His down to earth nature and wit uplifted many sessions, and helped to create a positive space for the creation and experience of music. I highly recommend Steve as a great session player.”

Vicky – Session Client

“It was great having Steve Norris as a session drummer for our gig at Hampshire Octoberfest 2017. 

Steve stepped in at the last minute and played a great gig after only a couple of rehearsals. Technically he is a very good drummer, playing some really complex and original patterns which complemented the songs well. He also put in some great fills, and finished all the songs correctly! We even threw a couple of new numbers into the set during final rehearsal which Steve more than coped with.

But it’s the rest which makes the difference – he’s reliable. He turned up on time to rehearsals having already learnt the set and, with his charts and notes, most songs were right first time. Steve took direction well and contributed to the arrangements. Plus he integrated into the band very easily and is genuinely a really nice guy!

I look forward to playing with Steve again and would highly recommend him as a drummer.”

Pete – Session Client

“I have played along with Steve on many occasions and have always found him professional in his approach, diligent in applying himself to new techniques and at ease in a wide range of musical genres. His commitment to high quality production means he should be high on the list for anyone looking for a drummer.”

Sam – BIMM and Sixth Form Colleague