Tim is an experienced drummer who has played most types of music including traditional and modern Jazz, Swing Music, Latin, Rock, Soul, Blues, Country, Ceilidh and much more


phone:
Shrewsbury
(Shropshire)

01743 244 300

email:
timwardlivemusic@sky.com



As a drummer he started playing at 8 years of age and used to sit in with his father Hedley Ward’s Orchestra at that time.
Copyright 2012 T.Ward

Links:

www.angliadrumcentre.co.uk
www.jimchapin.com
www.timward-livemusic.co.uk
www.drumsplayerworld.com

Tim plays “The Moeller Method” taught to him by the great Jim Chapin from the USA

Tim Ward - Drum Teacher


from Beginner to Advanced

See Tim Ward In Action
on YouTube now!


 TUITION FOR BEGINNERS
 
  • ALL AGE GROUPS
     
  • CORRECT STICK GRIP
     
  • USE OF PRACTISE PAD
     
  • DEVELOPMENT OF RUDIMENTARY EXCERCISES
     
  • INDEPENDENCE OF TECHNIQUE
     
  • READING MUSIC
     
  • PLAYING ALONG WITH MUSIC TRACKS
     
  • DEVELOPING ABILITY TO PLAY DRUM FILLS AND TO SOLO
     
  • LEARNING DRUM TUNING FOR ACOUSTIC DRUMS
     
  • HOW TO PLAY IN A “LIVE” SITUATION
     


TUITION FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PLAYERS
 
  • DEVELOPING SPEED, POWER, ENDURANCE AND CONTROL
     
  • USE OF DYNAMICS
     
  • HOW TO CREATE EXPLOSIVE SOLOING
     
  • WORKING WITH COMPLEX TIME SIGNATURES
     
  • USE OF BOTH STICK AND HAND TECHNIQUE FOR PLAYING DIFFERENT TYPES AND STYLES OF LATIN MUSIC
     
  • BRUSH PLAYING
     
  • DEVELOPING BASIC BRUSH TECHNIQUE
     
  • USE OF BRUSH DYNAMICS
     
  • DEVELOPING ADVANCED BRUSH TECHNIQUE FOR SOLOING (Listen to TIM WARD PLAYING LIVE WITH BRUSHES - click here)
     
  • TEACHES ON ROLAND TD12 ELECTRONIC DRUM SET
     
  • DEDICATED DRUM STUDIO WITH WAITING AREA
     
  • STUDIO JUST OFF A5 IN SHREWSBURY SHROPSHIRE
     
  • EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM TELFORD, WOLVERHAMPTON, CHESTER, WREXHAM, WELSHPOOL AND OSWESTRY



About Tim:

Tim was brought up with music from a very early age and started drumming around the age of 8. He used to accompany his father who played piano just with a snare drum and brushes and then graduated to sitting in with his father’s orchestra playing the first few numbers of the evening performance. His late father Hedley Ward was a nationally known musician in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s and The Hedley Ward Trio was featured on many national radio and TV broadcasts. The Hedley Ward Orchestra was also well known and played major events, theatres and ballrooms around the UK.

Tim is experienced in playing most styles of music from ROCK to LATIN to JAZZ to DISCO and MOTOWN. Apart from being a freelance player that plays for other bands and groups of varying styles he has his own band “The Tim Ward Swingband” that plays many top events around the country and is unique as a small band in that it has a huge repertoire of music covering most styles of dance music from 1920 to the present day. Tim’s Jazz Quartet has been featured in several Jazz festivals around the UK. He has more recently worked playing drum kit and bongos with David Newton, voted the UK’s best Jazz pianist 9 years running at The British Jazz Awards. He had the honour of playing for dancing at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s private birthday party at The Ritz Hotel in London in 2006.

Tim has been taught by several prominent drum teachers over the years and latterly by Malcolm Garrett, the internationally known drummer and drum teacher. He has also been taught both stick and brush technique on a one-to-one basis by the legendary, late Jim Chapin the world master drum teacher from the USA who taught “The Moeller Method” which had it’s origins in the drum techniques used by the American Civil War drummers. Jim Chapin was a wonderful and inspiring teacher that taught many of the world’s top drummers. He sadly died in 2009. (see gallery)


PHYSICAL AND HEALTH BENEFITS OF DRUMMING

There is currently research being conducted in to the physical stamina required by professional drummers with a test laboratory having been built at The University of Gloucestershire. The research is being completed by Dr Marcus Smith from the University of Chichester and Dr Steve Draper of The University of Gloucestershire as part of The Clem Burke Drumming Project (click here for more)

Drumming is a great form of exercise and is fantastic also for co - ordination and releasing stress. Drum students have to develop 5-way co-ordination to play drums successfully. Tibetan monks have also stated that drumming may also be considered as a meditation.



USE OF BRUSHES IN DRUMMING

Tim considers brush playing to almost be “the lost art” with many players these days only interested in playing heavy rock at a very loud volume and the delicacy of brush playing has become unfashionable. He feels that many people do not realise that developing good brush playing skills actually help stick playing ability. Brush playing also really helps with dynamics as you have to learn to play extremely slowly and quietly then through medium tempo to really fast. It is also good to be able to solo with brushes and of course also be able to play loudly as well! (listen here)