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"Spike is one of the finest teachers I know. I remember well the lessons I had with him many years ago and still use a number of his ideas in my own teaching methods. Great drummer, great teacher, always top of my recommended tutors list."

Dave Sole. Proprietor Mad About Drums

"Lessons with Spike were both inspiring and enjoyable. Spike helped me to become the player I aspired to be and I still love to chat and trade Ideas with him even now. Spike is a drumming institution in this town and will always support his pupils and turn up at their gigs and I’m sure his enthusiasm for drumming and music will be passed on to all his future students for years to come."
"P.S. Did I mention he’s a blinding player!"

Paul Blant - Fleeting Minds, The Mighty Quinn, Citizen Smith & Manager of Live Music Peterborough

"I am a complete newcomer to drums & drumming but Spike's infectious enthusiasm & knowledge on drumming has over only a few lessons, dramatically improved my technique. I am now a committed drumming fanatic!"

Chris Dawson. Age 45. Oundle

"I have done drums since I was 5 years old & I am now 10. I have done things I didn't think I would ever be able to do.

Bradley Caston. Age 10. Market Deeping

I am Bradley's dad Mark Caston & just want to say what Bradley has achieved in 5 years is beyond belief. From a young age it was pointed out Brad had a talent & Spike's boosted Brad's ability & understanding in music.
As a parent with 4 children I can see Spike's attitude in teaching music is second to none & have recommended him to a dozen budding drummers. It's a big comfort to know that the relationship (friendship) between Brad & Spike is like family. Who knows, I probably have learnt a bit too!!"

Mark Caston. Market Deeping

"I have been having lessons with Spike for almost 10 years now & if it wasn't for his teaching techniques I wouldn't be doing everything I'm able to do today. I am still having lessons & even after all this time he still finds ways to really push my playing, (never thought I'd be playing & enjoying intricate jazz patterns & coordination for instance). Top player, top teacher, top man!"

James Pepper. Point 7 Pistol/Proto Inferno. Age 23. Whittlesey

"I'm the short time Ive been taking lessons with spike, I've really learned a lot, enjoyed focusing on the fundamentals and theory which Was something I hadn't even thought about before. In addition, Spikes relaxed and patient style makes learning the drums fun. "

Jon Dundee. Age 31. Werrington Peterborough

"Spike is a good teacher, he plays lots of songs with me and I like doing drum fills with him"

Luke Doherty. Age 10. Folksworth Peterborough

"I was already playing local gigs when I started lessons with Spike. His advice and guidance has taken my playing to the next level. It is a privilege to be taught by a world renowned professional"

Andy Johnson (Sam's father) - Age 36 Orton Longueville Peterborough

"He is a good teacher, we have fun and learn "

Sam Johnson (son of Andy Johnson above) - Age 11 yrs

"I learnt to play songs I thought I would never be able to!"

Jack Bavister. Age 13yrs. Market Deeping

"I've been having lessons with Spike for years and they've been brilliant! They have really helped build up my confidence and not to forget, really improved my drumming. He has also helped me get into a band which is awesome"

Helen Barker. Age 17yrs. Werrington Peterborough

"When I first started drums I couldn't do much but when I started to learn from Spike I picked up things from him really fast and now I'm playing alot better than I thought I could"

Luke Exton. Age 13 yrs. Bourne Lincolnshire

"I love the new More I see album mate - great playing! "

Ian Mathews - drummer from Kasabian

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