Hi my name is Henry Lawry
I’m excited to be starting a new chapter of my life, teaching trumpet at the fantastic Planet Drum school.
From walking through the doors of Planet Drum for the first time I could sense it was a place full of creativity and hard work.
Everyone I’ve met so far has been enthusiastic and passionate about their work so I’m looking forward to joining the team soon!
A bit about my background
I’ve been playing in bands in London since I was 16 years old. This summer has been a busy time playing festivals across the UK with Afrobeat guru Dele Sosimi and the Ghanaian percussionist extraordinaire Afla Sackey to whom our very own Louis Pocock is the drummer for.
Most recently we’ve been touring the Chai Wallahs stages at Kendal Calling, Greenman and Shambala Festival. Its truly been a wonderful experience meeting so many amazing people who make it all possible. Anyway, enough about me!
What can you expect from learning the trumpet?
First of all, I always try to make music fun! Learning an instrument doesn’t have to be boring, we can tailor fit your lessons to what YOU want to do. Of course, the first few months of learning anything new can be tricky but with perseverance and dedication you’ll get there!
We can cover a wide range of styles from Classical to Jazz, Rock to Pop whichever path you want to take we can work together to achieve it.
The trumpet is one of the most physical instruments there is out there, but don’t let that put you off! It’s also the most rewarding too! If you’re a complete beginner we will work firstly on strengthening your embouchure to meet the physical demands required for playing the trumpet, once you’ve achieved that you will find playing a lot easier.
So if you're reading this
and you’re thinking, ‘I’ve always fancied playing a brass instrument’ why not give it a go. Maybe you’re a drummer learning at the school but want to try out a melodic instrument as well or you’ve been inspired recently from listening to someone play the trumpet.
Get in touch with us and try out a taster lesson, you won’t regret it!
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