Neil Martin is a professional drummer and educator

who has been playing the drums for over 25 years

Throughout his career Neil has toured and recorded with artists such as Del Shannon, Archie Bell and the Drells, Percy Sledge, The Chi-Lites, Peter Cox (Go West), Mark Shaw (Then Jericho) Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet) and has been a session musician on many television and radio broadcasts.

Neil was also a member of the world famous Jimmy Barnes Band and can be heard on the albums ‘Psyclone’ and ‘The Best of Jimmy Barnes’ and also on the single ‘Change Of Heart’.

Whilst a member of the band Neil performed around the world to audiences of up to 110,000 people and supported bands including Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones.

Throughout his career Neil has studied with such teachers as the great ‘Drumming Global Ambassador’ Dom Famularo
Ed Soph, Andy Leask,
Bob Armstrong, and Jim Chapin.

"I started teaching 25 years ago and have studied with and been inspired by some amazing teachers. It was while studying with these teachers that I realised that not only is teaching extremely fulfilling but that it is in itself a life long learning experience." Neil is now regarded as one of the top drum teachers in the U.K. and enjoys teaching students of all levels at his studio in Hertfordshire just outside of London England.

Neil's students can be heard playing for successful pop and rock bands and also in west end shows and on television and radio jingles.

Neil has lectured and performed drum clinics and seminars around the U.K. and is a faculty member at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London. Neil also writes a monthly tutorial column for Drummer magazine.

Neil has also studied Neuro-Linguistic-Programming with the amazing Dr Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna and Michael Breen and is now a certified practitioner of NLP.

Neil is proud to endorse
Mapex Drums, Paiste cymbals and, Vic Firth drumsticks.