I am Shaun Ludlow, Founder of Ludlow Drum Tuition. I am a passionate freelance drummer, percussionist, and online/in person drum tutor. Originally from Essex where I gained my Trinity Rock and Pop grade 8 qualification, I then graduated ACM university in Guildford, Surrey with a 2:1 BA in Music Industry Practice (2019).
Since then I have been teaching drums at my home, on zoom and with several tuition companies (Farnham Music and Drama and Private Music Lessons Guildford), I now live and teach in Edinburgh.
I am in the process of creating an educational drum book/video package. I’m a competent sight reader and have a passion and proficient skill set for all varieties of music, further information can be found below and on my website Bio Section.
I am fully DBS checked and hold an NSPCC Safeguarding certificate.
In my spare time I enjoy writing music with friends, recording drum content for my Social media and YouTube channel, Comic reading and writing, playing bass guitar, recording podcasts, and of course the usual reading science fiction books, watching films and tv, playing video games and exploring nature!
Skills & Experience
Farnham Music and Drama and also Private Music Lessons Guildford 2019-2022 (as Drum Tutor) - Responsibilities included creating, planning, and delivering lesson content to children and adults of varying ages. https://www.farnhammusicanddrama.com/ https://www.privatemusiclessons.co.uk/
Drum Tutor Cover lessons, taking over for other teachers at Edinburgh School of Music
Ludlow Drum Tuition/Surrey Drum Lessons Private drum tuition at my home and online via Zoom
School Teacher Experience - After finishing university, I considered doing teacher training so undertook several days of school teacher experience within Farnham schools where I helped the music department as a teaching Assistant.
Non Music Related work
Waitrose 2020 • Night replenishment staff part time -Responsibilities included stocking shelves, stock rotation, taking in deliveries, shopping online orders
2019 Agency work, Worked briefly under a temporary work agency at PelGar international Warehouse and at Tesco express. Responsibilities included working with a team, maintaining a clean work environment, stocking shelves, customer assistance, handling money and goods, and working behind a till.
Part time work during university
Bar staff at JD Wetherspoons (pub)
Crew member at Five Guys (restaurant) Responsibilities included handling goods and money, serving customers, working behind a till, cleaning, teamwork, and balancing work and study.
Assistant landscape gardener at Alton Landscapes - working under the owner (my uncle) during summer holidays between school, college, and university. Work included general physical labour.
Drumming – Knowledge in acoustic and electronic (Roland) drum equipment + percussion (Specialising in Hip-hop, Funk, Rock, and Metal but trained and comfortable at all other genres).
Basic ability and knowledge of Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Ukulele, Kalimba, and Djembe
Music Theory, Sight reading and chart reading
Tutoring and general pedagogy knowledge and working with children in person and online
Audio and video recording/editing, lighting and microphone technique including DAW experience (Cubase and Logic) and video editing using Adobe premiere
Specialised knowledge of Music Culture, Music Industry and Audience and consumer psychology (marketing, branding, teaching)
Computer and technology proficient including Microsoft office, Google search console, Wix and social media promotion
Teamwork, Communication and Adaptability + Self-Motivation and Time management
Fast learning and problem solving + Creativity and Critical thinking and Attention to detail
2017 - 2019
BA Music Industry Practice (drums) at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)
2012 - 2016
Trinity Guildhall rock and pop drum kit qualifications up to grade 8 = Distinctions and merits
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (performance) = Distinction*
Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on The Evolution of The Modern Drumkit
RYA Practical Sailing Course (Competent Crew)
Music Technology A-level
GCSE English Literature
GCSE English Language
GCSE Core Science
GCSE Additional Science
Certificates of ‘Outstanding achievement in English and Music’
Essex boys and girls respect program
available upon request