Gary O’Toole

Founder & Principal Drum Tutor
Gary is a unique, exciting and dynamic performer, and has built an extensive touring and recording history; playing in many varied musical styles worldwide for over 25 years. He has been named as a prominent drummer in several well known publications including Modern Drummer and Rhythm magazines. After many years of experience teaching privately and with larger establishments – including among them Drum Tech and Thames Valley University, at which he co-wrote the curriculum – Gary founded his own school.

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Dion Rushe

Dion Rushe guitar tutor

Guitar Tutor
Dion Rushe is our guitar tutor who is well versed in most styles of guitar.

Dion graduated from the University of East London with a Degree in Popular Music and works as a Session Guitarist, Backing Vocalist, Songwriter and Producer; both live and in the studio.

Dion is a specialist in Rock, Blues, Pop, Soul and Funk guitar and is well versed in most other popular styles.

As well as playing with different artists, Dion also writes and produces his own songs and remixes, and works in a number of recording studios in London as a Session Guitarist and writer. Dion often composes for Television and advertising, with projects of note being for Lipton, Blue Cross, L’Oreal, Scalextric and Microsoft.

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Sam Weston

Bass Tutor
Sam Weston is a performer, session musician and tutor based in North London. He has worked on over 700 gigs and recordings since 2013, performing throughout the UK and Europe in a variety of styles. Bass has been his primary instrument for 10 years, and he has been gigging professionally for 5 of these.

Sam received a First Class BA in popular music from the University of Liverpool, and he has been teaching alongside his performance career since graduating in 2014. As well as tutoring bass guitar in one-to-one and group sessions, he has taught full-band rockschool classes for Arts First, ArtsOne and corporate team building company All In Good Time.

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Jack Ashley

Drum Tutor & Audio/Music Tech
A multi-instrumentalist who found his home on the drums, Jack has over 20 years of live experience under his belt, 18 of that being behind a drum kit. Learning drums, piano, brass instruments and guitar from a young age nurtured a strong foundation of melody, harmony, theory and awareness of music as a whole. This was then built upon with years of touring the UK and Europe playing in a variety of styles and studying under some of the country’s top teachers.

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