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FELIX BARTLETT -

Available for Teaching and Session Work.

BIOGRAPHY

Based in Oxford, Felix has been playing drums for over 15 years performing over at 250 gigs across the United Kingdom and Europe, working with a wide variety of artists. 


In addition to his extensive live and studio work, Felix is a highly experienced teacher who has worked with students of all abilities and ages. Felix also specialises in providing children and adults with SEND access to a drum tutor experienced in delivering bespoke and suitable lessons for the individual needs of each student 

SERVICES

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LIVE SESSION WORK

A Distinctive Sound

If you’re looking for a versatile, professional musician to work with Felix is perfect. He has an ability to bring a distinctive, dynamic sound and energy to your live project. Whilst ensuring it is exactly the sound and performance you want projected for your music. Felix has a wealth of experience having performed at numerous UK festivals, sell out shows at several major UK venues including Islington, Bournemouth and Oxford's O2 Academy's, Norwich's Waterfront, and  Brighton's Concorde 2.

Please contact for more information.

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RECORDING SESSIONS

Finding your Drum Sound

Felix is highly experienced studio drummer who has worked with artists from country to punk. Felix can help you in creating the live drums for your music, through listening to your ideas and putting them into practice on record. While also being able to work with you in coming up with a drum sound tailored to best suit your music.


Furthermore, drums can be recorded from Felix's home studio on a top of the range Roland TD-30K electric kit ready to be exported to you. This kit can also be used to lay demo ideas down which, can then be sent to you to listen to. This allows you to do a lot of pre-production online before committing to any ideas, thus maximising your studio time to be as productive and creative as possible. 

For acoustic recording Felix uses:
- DW Collectors Maple Kit 22/10/12/14

- DW Collectors Nickle over Brass Snare 14x6.5, DW Collectors Copper Snare 14x5 as well collection of other snares.
- Wide selection of Sabian Cymbals made up of HHX/HH/AA and AAX for all situations. 

Please get in touch for more information, rates and to discuss any ideas further.   

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DRUM TUITION

A Focus on Playing

After realising that there is absolutely no service or offering available to give individuals with SEND access to proper drum kit tuition across Oxfordshire and much of the UK. I have set up drum lessons bespoke to the physical and sensory requirements of each individual and their learning environment, breaking down barriers which have made the drum kit an inaccessible instrument for those with SEND. Allowing all students to feel the empowerment and confidence that sitting behind and being in control of a proper drum kit gives them.

 

Based in Oxford and I have been teaching drums privately to children and adults of all ages and abilities for over 5 years. While doing this I have also undertaken drum lessons with young people who have a range of SEND conditions including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, cognitive developmental delay and ASD. I have found these lessons profoundly inspiring and feel privileged to be able to offer this service to those students.

The benefits that I have witnessed as well as parents/carers and schools/colleges as a result of these lessons include:
 

  • An increase in students' confidence levels both within and outside educational settings. 

  • A willingness to re-engage with other curricular activities which student’s may have previously stopped accessing.  

  • Greater levels of concentration in other academic and educational settings. 

  • Improvements in students coordination and fine motor skills, working with support of physiotherapists wherever possible to offer a more holistic drum lesson enhancing physical exercises.   

  • An increased self belief in learning something that may have seemed impossible or to have had too many barriers preventing them from accessing it. 

  • Having an avenue to take out frustrations in a kinetic, creative and productive manner. 

  • Improved basic math skills due to drumming being built upon counting, fractions, sequences and rhythm. 

 

Alongside my work teaching drums and as a performing session drummer I have also been worked full time for Orchard Therapeutic Provision in Chalgrove as a learning mentor supporting young people with SEND struggling or not accessing education often as a result of mental health issues or negative previous experiences of school/education. This work has enabled me to create far more holistic drum lessons where the central aims and outcomes of the sessions are not driven by grades and exams. Instead the sessions are created in line with each student's individual targets or those laid out in their EHCPs with a focus on the benefits to children’s mental and physical wellbeing that comes from learning an instrument as kinetically engaging as the drums.

FELIX BARTLETT

Please get in touch for more information, rates and available dates...

Oxford, UK

07983651098

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