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Toni Cannelli: Drumming Workshops

Drumming Workshops with Toni Cannelli.

A varied selection of fun and informative classes for primary and secondary pupils.


Toni Cannelli is one of the UK’s leading drummers/educators. He has an outstanding reputation for his expert knowledge and excellent teaching methods. Many of his students have gone on to be professional drummers themselves playing with artists like Incognito, Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Reverend and the Makers, Calvin Harris, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson to mention a few.

Toni is committed to promoting the art of drumming in a positive and motivational way, his workshops are devised to give both primary and secondary school age children an insight into the world of drumming and with his expertise and experience of working in a wide range of professional situations is able to demonstrate and explain in a way which is accessible to all. Subjects covered can be tailored to the event and could include anything from rudiments, world rhythms including Latin and Afro Caribbean and the history of drum kit playing and the different styles of music over the last 100 years.

In 1987, Toni Cannelli founded the Drummers Alliance and in that year organised the first young drummer competition in the U.K; this has had a huge impact on popularising drumming over the years and his ‘Beat’ events continue to grow each year.

As a drum educator he has performed hundreds of workshops and clinics including the first Scottish drum Festival alongside Gregg Bissonette. Toni has performed joint clinics with Dennis Chambers and Ricky Lawson. In the year 2000 he released his first educational DVD - Play Drums Now and shortly after The Complete Drummer, they are available Worldwide.