Dave is the owner and main tutor at The Yorkshire Drum School. He has nearly twenty years of playing and teaching experience to share with his students. His approach is an inclusive one – whether you are a beginner or wishing to fine tune your technique/reading/groove you will make quick progress the right way through his tried and tested teaching method.

Dave’s own studies have been with some of the top drum tutors in the UK. Initially he spent many years under instruction from Paul Brodie. Brodie is one of the UK session greats having been the BBC Radio Big Band drummer for 27 years and drummer on many top hits of the 60’s,70,s and 80’s.

From seventeen years old Dave studied under ex-Berklee graduate Dave Cutler. As well as being a major session and jazz player himself Cutler is known for producing well rounded players the most well known being Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, Modern Drummer Award "Best Prog Drummer" 2010).

Later, Dave studied with legendary drum tutor Bob Armstrong for three years. Armstrong has taught many of the most popular players this country has to offer – Steve White, Andy Gangadeen, Ian Thomas… This is where Moeller systems were learnt – Dave’s approach is very much inspired by his lessons and guidance from Bob Armstrong.

Dave has extensive professional gigging experience from cabaret, pop, function bands and big bands. Having been a professional drummer for eighteen years he has worked with many top names (Joe Pasquale, The Platters, Mornington Lockett, The Nolans…) and has toured much of the world and performed at prestigious venues in both the UK and abroad – The Ritz, King Solomon Palace Eilat, Israel.