RHYTHM HUB

07788 503661

Copyright © Rhythm Hub 2019

WELCOME TO RHYTHM HUB

Rhythm Hub is a professional music school in Gloucester offering you a unique opportunity to develop your musical skills.

We enable drummers and guitarists of all ages, levels and abilities to realise their full potential with our inspirational and motivational approach.


Founded by Graham Twist, a full-time drummer and teacher with a wealth of experience, we help our students become confident and able musicians.


We recognise that every one of you is an individual. Our aim is not to make you fit a mould but to personalise our teaching according to your needs and goals.


Driven by a profound love of music and a passion for education we’re committed to delivering excellence across all that we do.

We’re supportive, constructive and crucially, effective.

 
 

OUR GOALS

We strive to better our students through the educational experiences available here at Rhythm Hub. We've created an environment where you'll feel safe to tackle any worries and accomplish all your goals. Whichever way you choose to study, you'll be sure to have loads of fun along the way.

 

THE MENU

Dream. Challenge. Succeed.

Here at Rhythm Hub we offer ways of learning to suit absolutely everyone and empower you with effective ways to practice to develop your skills even further at home.

A FREE taster lesson is available to all prospective students so why not book yours now?

Group Drum Classes

“Yamaha Drum Encounters”


This course is a fun and innovative way to take drum lessons, designed to take you from beginner to advanced level.


Open to anyone from the age of 7, Drum Encounters is taught in groups of up to 6 students and offers a unique way to learn. Nothing beats the excitement of several people drumming simultaneously!


The course is fully accredited by Rock School so you can take exams from Grade 1 to Grade 8 if you want to.

 

Group Guitar Classes

“Yamaha Guitar Encounters"

"Guitar Encounters" is an exciting course for electric guitar for anyone aged 7 years upwards.


Taught in groups of up to 8 students it offers a unique and inspiring way to learn. The course is specially designed to take you from beginner level right through to that of a professional guitarist.


It's fully accredited by Rock School so you can take exams from Grade 1 to Grade 8 if you want to.

 

2 to 1 Drum Lessons

These lessons involve 2 students in 2 separate studios having tuition at the same time. The teacher shares their time with the 2 students equally and at regular intervals. 2 to 1 lessons are ideal for drummers who want to combine learning from the teacher with having the time and freedom to absorb the material during some individual practice time in the lesson.

1 to 1 Drum Lessons

These drum lessons are perfect for the student who wants maximum, undivided input from the teacher for the duration of their lesson.

1 to 1 Guitar Lessons

This classic lesson format gives you the teacher's uninterrupted attention from start to finish, perfect for beginners and seasoned players alike.

 
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THE HUB

Where it all happens.

As Gloucestershire's only Yamaha Music Point, Rhythm Hub is fully equipped with fantastic gear from the world’s leading instrument manufacturer for you to learn on and enjoy.


• Study in our Teaching Studios

• Hone your skills in our Practice Studio


A warm, comfortable waiting area with tea and coffee making facilities and toilets is also available for students and parents.

 

MEET OUR TEACHING TEAM

Here to guide, inspire and support.

All our teachers are professional musicians themselves with years of experience and expertise to share with you.

 

Graham Twist

Founder and Principal Drum Teacher


Graham has been playing drums for 27 years since the age of 14. He began performing behind the kit almost immediately, firstly at school, then with various local bands. Within 3 years he was touring the UK playing some of the country's best known venues, including The Cavern in Liverpool, and playing at festivals with crowds of 5000 people.


Aged 21, Graham joined Whole Lotta Led, the UK's best and busiest Led Zeppelin tribute band. He notched up over 1100 gigs in his 13 years on the drum stool including the prestigious Astoria in London in 2005. He's also had the privilege of recording at the world famous Abbey Road studios in London.


Graham now has a very busy gig schedule with various bands including Noasis, John Lennon UK and Pure Purple.

From the very start of his career Graham has learned from the best, studying with Francis Seriau and Paul Elliott (Tech Music Schools, London) and Steve White (Paul Weller, The Style Council). He's also a fully qualified Yamaha drum teacher himself.

Graham's a passionate and dedicated teacher, inspiring and energising his students to fulfill their goals and maximise their potential.

Tom Gilkes

Drum Teacher


Tom has been playing drums since the age of 12.

He studied at The British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) in Bristol and turned professional when he was 20.


He's toured all over the UK and Europe with artists such as Marc Ford (The Black Crowes) and recorded in the studio with Brian Banks (Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album) and Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers).


Tom regularly performs with a huge variety of artists and bands including Eddie Martin, John Paul Gard (Groovelator), Innes Sibun (Robert Plant), Pete Gage (Dr Feelgood) and Jon Amor (The Hoax).


In addition to being a fully qualified Yamaha drum teacher, Tom has studied with world reknowned drummers such as Dave Weckl (Chick Corea, BB King), Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and Dave Dicenso (Berklee College Head of drums, USA), and has previously done work for both Rhythm magazine and Drummer magazine.


Tom's infectious enthusiasm for drumming and teaching shines through in every single lesson he gives, exciting and encouraging his students to be the best they can be.

Marcus Thurston

Guitar Teacher


Marcus began playing the guitar at 12 years old.


He's been a guitar instructor for over thirty years and worked in schools for the past fourteen years.


Marcus attained a scholarship to attend the Musicians Institute of Technology in London where he studied Rock, Jazz, Latin and everything in-between.


After graduating Marcus went on to work in the music industry working with signed acts from the pop and rock world as well as doing session and television work.


For ten years Marcus toured worldwide with the original Iron Maiden front man Paul Di'Anno.


He is still performing internationally with his own band Vega and is currently working on their fifth album.


Marcus specialises in improvisation and modal playing as well as advanced lead guitar techniques. 


He's a vibrant, committed member of the team whose extraordinary teaching skills can help any guitarist at any level. 

Shane Young

Drum Teacher


Shane has had an amazing and hugely varied career behind the drum kit.


As well as record deals with Virgin records and Warner Bros he's recorded with million-selling act The Christians and 90's rock sensations Mansun, worked in the studio with several big name producers such as Stephen Street and Ian Broudie and performed at Reading festival amongst many other achievements.

Shane has been teaching for 25 years and through his prowess as a musician brings a huge amount of knowledge and wisdom to the Rhythm Hub team.


He's a patient, engaging and inspirational teacher who knows how to bring out the best in any student who learns from him.

John Ganner

Drum Teacher


John began playing at the age of 9 and did his first gig at school aged just 10.

He has a BA (Hons) degree from The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford where he studied under big names such as Pete Riley and Toby Drummond.

John has recorded and performed with many bands, most notably with The Microdance whose debut album featured Smashing Pumpkins bass player Nicole Fiorentino. He's also headlined festivals and performed in some of the country's major venues.

John is a fantastic asset to the team here at Rhythm Hub, animating and enlivening his students to enable them to achieve their musical aims.

REVIEWS

Don't just take our word for it, here's what people are saying about Rhythm Hub...

 

Graham has been teaching my 10 year old daughter the drums since Rhythm Hub started. She loves going every Saturday morning. Graham even came over to our house to set her drums up for her. I cannot recommend Rhythm Hub or Graham highly enough. 
5+ Stars from us.

Rob Bingham

Having been a wannabe drummer for years, I finally got round to booking a taster session with Graham. I thoroughly enjoyed it and haven't looked back since. Excellent facilities and an even better teacher. Would recommend to anyone (even an oldie like me). First class.

Dean James

My 8 year old son has been having lessons with Tom at Rhythm Hub now for 6 months and has learned more than he did in the 2 years previously. I can't recommend Rhythm Hub highly enough. If you're thinking of taking up drumming, go to these guys. They know what they're doing and you won't be disappointed.

Mark Edwards

OUR PATRON

Rhythm Hub is proud to announce that Steve White, easily one of the biggest names in British drumming from the last 35 years, is our patron.


Yamaha artist Steve, who has played with some of the most famous names in music such as Paul Weller, The Who, Paul McCartney and Jon Lord to name just a few, will be bringing his vast wealth of experience and expertise to Rhythm Hub for regular teaching days.


His patronage gives local drummers unrivalled access to lessons from a player and teacher famed for his tasteful musicality both on stage and in the recording studio.

Check our facebook page for regular updates on Steve's future visits to Rhythm Hub and to book your place.

 

HIRE OUR DRUM PRACTICE STUDIO

Learn. Practice. Perfect.

Available to hire by students and non-students alike, our practice studio is the perfect place to develop your skills or simply let off some musical steam! 

£5 for 30 mins or buy 4 hours worth for the price of 3 for just £30

 

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

FAQS

 

HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?

Drums


Group lessons are £44 per month (40 lessons per year).

2 to 1 lessons are £21 per hour, per person.

1 to 1 lessons are £32 per hour.

Guitar

Group lessons are £36 per month (33 lessons per year).

1 to 1 lessons are £30 per hour.

HOW LONG DO LESSONS LAST?

Group lessons (Drums) last 30 or 60 minutes depending on numbers in the group.
Group lessons (Guitar) last 60 minutes.
All other lesson options last 30 or 60 minutes, whichever suits you best.

HOW REGULARLY SHOULD I TAKE LESSONS?

If you're taking group drum lessons you'll get 40 lessons per year during term times and avoiding school holidays.
If you're taking group guitar lessons you'll get 33 lessons per year during term times and avoiding school holidays.
When it comes to 2 to 1 and 1 to 1 lessons you can take them at your leisure and they're available all year round.

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 2.30pm and 4pm - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 2.30pm and 4pm to 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 12.30pm
Sunday: Closed

 

CONTACT US

For any further information or to book your FREE taster lesson


Call or text 07788 503661

Email rhythmhubyamaha@gmail.com

Or use this form