My goal is to cut the time it takes to learn to play Drums ! I aim to help you understand the Rhythms and fills you need to succeed.
Hello my name is Gary O'Toole and I have been a professional Drummer since 1981.
I began at age 4 singing but went on to play Bass Piano Guitar until I finally settled on Drums at 16.
I have been a successful touring and recording player as well as having written part of a Degree course for Thames Valley University. Not bad for a kid with no qualifications!
I have had The Gary O'Toole School Of Music in Londons West End, primarily in Denmark st the music hub (but we moved to Footes Music in Store st just off Tottenham Court rd 2 years ago) for 16 years.
I have taught at every level and ability and seek to make not only great musicians but great people. I impress the need for fun, discipline and practice in that order.
Going online was a desire I have chased for a number of years as I developed my presence there. The time is finally right to push for it now.
My moto is
"I love Music, I Love Teaching"
because I love to see people develop as players but also as people. There is much more that the discipline you learn can give you if you let it.
A central core of solid basic exercises and control added to understanding of reading and how it will make you a great soloist is the direction I have found to work time and again. These methods have helped to propel many Drummers forward to do every gig from pubs with your mates, to playing for Madonna or Coldplay.
I hope to help you play Drums soon!