Mark McLaughlan Drum Tuition - Professional Tuition and Drumming services
 *Latest News* Special offer for April and May only, first introductory half hour lesson free! Call 07974 625 226 to book now.
Due to high demand "A Different Approach" Snare Drum book is currently out of stock. More copies available soon.
Mark is headlining with "The Band From County Hell" at the Famous 100 Club in Oxford Street, London on May 27th 2014. Go to the Gigs/Seminar page for more details.
Two one day Snare Drum Seminars in the Midlands TBA. Please email Mark at for more details.
Mark McLaughlan Drum kit and Snare Drum tuition is based in Corby Northamptonshire and has been established for over fifteen years and provides private one to one and group tuition for Drum Kit and Snare Drumming. Mark is currently accepting students from beginners to advanced and teaches all aspects of theory and practical drumming. All Styles of music including Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Latin, jazz and rudimental snare drumming. Mark also teaches Trinity Guildhall and Rockschool grades for students who would like to take graded examinations. Mark has a one hundred percent pass rate for all students who have taken exams. Lessons are conducted in a purpose built teaching studio with two acoustic drum kits in a relaxed and friendly environment and also with a waiting area for students and parents. Lessons can be structured to fit the needs of the student. Subjects covered include time playing, basic and advanced fills, rudiments and drum kit application, chart/sight reading, independence, hand/foot techniques, working with click tracks and snare drum techniques. Mark is a registered tutor with the Musicians union and has been CRB checked. Mark has written two books, one for drum kit and a book on Pipe Band snare drumming entitled "A Different Approach" which contains over two hundred exercises for technique, control, speed and endurance. It is available now to buy and is soon to be available in e-book format. Please go to the "Pipe Band/Drumscore writing" page for more details. He will be conducting seminars and workshops to promote the release of the book. Mark is also available for recording, deps and live performances. Mark plays Sonor drums, Sabian cymbals, DW pedals, Premier HTS Marching Snares and endorses Bill Sanders practice pads. Please feel free to contact him about the book or enquiries about workshops, seminars or any of the services available on the website.                                                                 
Snare Drum tutor book now available
*Temporarily out of stock*
"A Different Approach" snare Drum tutor book for beginner to advanced with over two hundred and eighty exercises for Snare drum technique with the advanced section offering infinite combinations. Whether you play Drum kit, Orchestral snare drum or marching snare drum this book will seriously improve your technique and show you a system and a way to practice that will constantly challenge you whatever level you currently play at. The book was released in October 2012 and sold over twenty copies within the first month of sale. A testimonial page will soon be added to the site to post the comments that people have said about the book. The book is priced £15.99 including postage and packaging. Please contact Mark for overseas postage rates. The book is also available at Mad about Drums in Peterborough.
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Flam Taps, Drags and stick control exercise played on a Bill Sanders practice pad
Mark McLaughlan playing Flam Tap/Drag/ stick control exercise on a Bill Sanders practice pad. To find out about the snare drum book "A Different Approach " got
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