Robert Steadman

Robert S.

Bronx, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been behind the Drum Kit for 20 years, 13 of those years as a professional touring a recording drummer. I have taught students of all ages and all abilities to great success. Whatever your goals, whether you delight in mastering this complex instrument, or whether you hope to be a professional yourself one day, I can help you get there.

As a South African, I was raised on the drumbeats and rhythms of traditional Zulu and Xhosa folk music. Growing up in the UK, I received classical training in drum kit, chorus, and piano, and built a career as a professional drummer with the critically-acclaimed band Stornoway. I’ve played some of the world’s most renowned stages. With numerous critically-acclaimed albums, EPs, and singles under my belt, I’ve mastered all stages of recording and producing under the tutelage of some of the finest producers in the business. Now, as a New Yorker, I blend these very different approaches into a unique teaching methodology that emphasizes self-discipline and enjoyment while encouraging creative rule-breaking. I believe that this empowers my students to find their own musical voices inside and outside of the learning environment.

About Robert S.

Hi, I’m Rob. Born in South Africa and raised in Oxford, UK, I began my career as a professional touring and recording musician at the age of sixteen.

As a member of the band Stornoway, I had the incredible privilege of touring the world and playing some of it’s most renowned stages, performing live on the UK’s biggest music television program, “Later with Jools Holland”, alongside Jay Z, Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, and Sting, recording live sessions in the infamous Abbey Road studios for mainstream BBC Radio programs, being interviewed by top music journalists as well as performing on some of the BBC’s main prime-time radio and television political programs including Andrew Marr’s talk-show, and receiving a silver record from BMI for record sales - all before the age of 25.

I’ve worked with all ages in the UK and US as a Private Tutor, Lead Teacher, Teaching Artist, and Music Therapist. Blending all the aspects of Music that I've learned from experience, I use a unique teaching methodology focused on excellence, enjoyment, and creative rule-breaking! Having studied Music throughout school, worked as an award-winning professional musician, and been trained as a Music Teacher, my knowledge and fluency in Music is extensive! My students never leave a lesson without a new piece of valuable information and something to add to their skillset.


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