Teaching Drum Set, Theory and Percussion, London and Lucan Area

1219 Elson Rd, London, ON N6G 5R2, Canada(View Map)


Teaching Drum set percussion and theory lessons in the London and area from Michael Carver

Location London-1219 Elson rd

Email -mikedcarver@gmail.com Cell Phone- 519-617-1972 check out my website for further information -http://www.drumlondon.ca/

Michael's teaching philosophy is to encourage growth in all major fields of percussion styles, techniques and theory. Each student has their own personalized lesson plan that is determined by their own growth and skill level. It is important that the student learns what they want to learn, from playing Rock and Roll to learning multiple percussion instruments, it is my role to help guide and teach each student the art of music.

Mike Carver’s Biography

Born in London, Ontario, Mike studied Percussion Performance with Dr. Jill Ball at the University of Western Ontario where he received his Undergraduate degree . Before this he studied with Brian Malito, and D’Arcy Grey of Orchestra London. Mike believes its crucial to always continue to learn and still takes lessons, currently with Bob Heughs whom helped create the university of Western program.

Mike has played in various ensembles at Western, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Combo, Contemporary Ensemble, Les choirs, Orchestra and his most favorite, Percussion Ensemble. He has also performed with the Regina Mundi Catholic College’s Percussion Ensemble, Stratford Symphony Orchestra, the International Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and the London Community Orchestra and was the Principle Percussionist and Vanguard Chair Member of the London Concert Band. Mike has moved on to other projects and currently plays with the London Youth Symphony.

Mike has a love for creating and sharing new musical projects. Every year he progresses to record new music with his duet "CarvElder" where he has made a few Christmas albums.

Mike has also enjoyed playing in rock bands for over a decade, and fondly remembers the time spent in the house band for Wit’s End Pub in London, or the Talbot Street Whisky House with his Irish band or jamming and gigging with Altered Ego. Mike continues to lead his jazz combo Quintessentials and occasionally fills in for the Peter Karle combo.

Mike has acted as a teaching assistant at Regina Mundi Catholic College and currently teaches at Long and Maquade (North end) and is substitutes at the Academy of Music in London. Mike has had the opportunity to teach privately, offering his experience in drum set technique, jazz, rock, funk, Latin, Celtic and teaches Orchestral style percussion instrument techniques.

Please contact for further questions and scheduling

Rates at my own studio per hour-40$ per half hour-20$ at your home per hour -50$ per half hour-25$

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