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 *Latest News*

Mark is now able to offer Skype Snare drumming and technique lessons. Please contact him for details and consultation of your required needs.

 "A Different Approach" Snare Drum book is back in stock. Book two will soon be available in hard copy and e-book format with soundclips to accompany the exercises.


Mark McLaughlan Drum kit and Snare Drum tuition is based in Corby Northamptonshire and has been established for over eighteen 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 is currently employed as a Music Tutor at the prestigious Rugby School in Warwickshire and has a current and up to date DBS . 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 is also able to offer Skype Snare drumming and drum technique lessons. please feel free to get in contact for a consultation and to discuss your needs. 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

"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 is priced £15.99 including postage and packaging. Please contact Mark for overseas postage rates. The book is also available at MH Music and Mad about Drums in Peterborough.

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

Contact Mark on

07974 625 226

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