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HDS Welcome Amedia Cymbals

HDS are proud to announce that we are now exclusively playing Amedia cymbals on our teaching kits. Our tutors Conor, and Martin both also endorse Amedia cymbals and use them on all their varied gigs and recordings.   Come along to the studio for a lesson and have a listen – you will see why we chose these amazing cymbals.      

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HDS Student In Final 10 Of Young Drummer Of The Year 2015!

HDS student Dillon Harrison has been shortlisted for the Young Drummer Of The Year Award 2015 and will perform in the competitions final in February. Dillon, who is taught by HDS head tutor Martin Davies is the youngest contestant in the finals, at just 11 years old. The competition was put together to give the country’s young drumming talent a national and indeed international platform, which is hoped to be the first steps in their musical career.   In the year following the finals, the winner is kept very busy! Past winners have made numerous TV and radio appearances, as well as support slots for the like of Billy Ward and Thomas Lang, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Stanton Moore and every winner traditionally opens the Drummer Live show in London. Over the next few months Dillon will be working hard with Martin preparing for the event   We will let you know how he got on, good luck Dillon!

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Long Time HDS Student George Day’s band Performs On Jools Holland AND up for a Mercury Award

George, who started learning drums with Martin at the age of 9 has been working as a professional session drummer in and around London for the past 8 years building himself a steady reputation. Jungle, who George sessions for are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal. The album was recorded between the band’s own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove. They have recently been up for The Mecury Music Award for Album Of The Year, and also have performed  on numerous TV & Radio shows including Later With Jools Holland.

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Well Done George

  A big well done to George on passing his grade one with distinction that’s two distinctions in a row !! Fantastic young player keep up the great work George

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