Ian Kelly – Drum Kit Teacher
About Ian Kelly
One of our resident drummers, Ian offers private 1-2-1 drum kit lessons and group music classes for over 18s and under 18s, here at The Academy.
A passionate performer and a versatile tutor Ian truly loves his craft.
After 8 years of gigging in some of Irelands best venues and opening for some of the island’s best bands (Director, The Coronas), Ian moved to London to further develop his skill set.
Since moving, Ian has studied in some of London’s best-known Music schools and has completed courses in both Drum Tech (Higher Diploma) and The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (BMus).
He has had the fortune of studying under some of the great session players London has to offer right now such as Darren Ashford (Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Will Young), Chuck Sabo (Natalia Imbruglia) and Neil Martin (Jimmy Barnes band, Spandau Ballet).
Ian is comfortable in many different musical styles and plays with a number of bands in London right now ranging from Rock and Pop to Folk and Acoustic and Singer/Songwriter.
Ian is a popular choice amongst artists now due to his creative grooves, dynamic control and use of hybrid drum kits.
Ian will be able to focus on the skill set required by the modern drummer such as Technique, Styles, Reading, Vocabulary and Creativity and how to adapt these and put them into a musical context.