Here are a few comments from past and current students of Simon…
“The hour that I spend with Simon at my place in West Pymble is really helpful and helps me to get better at the things that I already know, but it also helps me to learn more new stuff that I never knew before. Simon is a really good drum tutor and I would reccomend him to anyone and everyone who wants to learn drums.” –Will Doutreband, age 13 West Pymble
“Simon makes the drumming interesting and helps me understand the music in simple ways” – Cameron Hose,age 10 Hornsby Heights
“Thanks for sharing your love of drumming with Cooper – he’s having a ball. Santa might bring him a drum set for Christmas (and some head phones!)” – Cara Morgan,parent of Cooper age 6 Bayview
“Simon was an inspiring drum tutor who not only guided me through the ins and outs of drumming, but also shaped some of my early listening habits, introducing great artists and drummers I may not have discovered till a much later age.” – Scott Jamieson,age 22 Edinburgh (Scott is now a successful professional freelance drummer (Check out his new website here.)
“I started drumming with Simon as an absolute beginner at age 37. I can’t find fault with his teaching. He shares a diverse set of skills and knowledge about all facets of drumming (not just chops but hardware, tuning, all sorts of useful stuff!). He also has a solid grasp of drumming across all music genres so if you learn with him, you’ll pick up a well-rounded set of skills. I found my abilities developed rapidly under his tuition and always felt supported and encouraged throughout my various crises of confidence (a very patient teacher!). If I didn’t move away I’d still be learning with him now. It was always obvious to me that Simon is genuinely passionate about drumming and this translates in his teaching.” – Jen Nicholson Port Macquarie
“Simon was my first ever drum teacher when I began playing at the age of 12. Apart from being a fantastic teacher, his enthusiasm for all things musical really inspired me to begin taking my own musicality more seriously and to further explore the wonderful world of drumming.“- Sam Bidgood,age 21 Edinburgh (Sam is in his final year of study and working professionally as a freelance drummer. Check out his site here.
“Simon is an incredible drummer and musician, and that comes across in his teaching.
He is a teacher of the highest quality, managing to be thorough whilst making drumming immensely enjoyable, making lessons a very positive and educational experience. I would recomend him as a teacher for any age or level.“- Callum McDiarmid age 17 Belrose
“Simon Abbott has one of those rare talents that traverse a multitude of creative platforms. He’s an amazing drummer AND an amazing teacher. He wraps up his musical genius into a concise ‘how to’ approach that makes you wish you’d learned years ago! And it was great fun too – even for an ‘unco’ like me!“- Jenifer Bert,Adult,Narrabeen