A HIGHLY regarded drum teacher has moved to Hartford from Manchester to start his new tuition business.

Hugh Lawrence, who has been a professional drummer for 20 years, is a visiting music teacher at some of the region’s most prestigious independent schools.

And he will be offering his services as a music tutor to budding drummers in the village from his state of the art, purpose-built studio located in his Hartford home.

“Whether you are a total beginner, a re-learning adult or a budding drummer, I can offer clear guidance, advice and direction,” Hugh said.

“I have 20 years professional experience as a musician and I still play live on stage regularly alongside some of the finest jazz and session musicians.

“The drum kit is my first instrument, but I also have a deep specialism in Latin American percussion.”

Hugh’s tuition has helped many young drummers go on to secure places at prestigious music colleges including The Royal Northern College of Music, Leeds College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is also the director of UK Percussion Concepts Ltd - a drum product business selling his inventions and devices all around the world.

For more information head to hartforddrumlessons.com.