Hampton Music School
Ben Hartley has been playing drum kit and percussion since 1992. He graduated with honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2006 and has since worked as a freelance drummer and percussionist in bands, musicals, operas and orchestras throughout London, the UK and Europe.
Ben has performed on Radio 4 in the backing band for Daphne Sounds Expensive, with Rhythms of the City (Samba Collective), and Box9 Drumline. He is the drummer for the progressive rock band I am the Manic Whale and the function band Something Borrowed, who play for parties, weddings and corporate functions around the UK.
If you have a keen eye you can see Ben as a marching drummer in the first Captain America film. He was also involved in the London 2012 Olympics, recording percussion for one of the Mascot short films and playing drums for the Opening ceremony. Ben has toured India with Anglo Indian Music Productions, Europe with Sir Colin Davis and the UK with Opera Della Luna.
With 13 years of teaching experience, Ben has worked in many fields of education. Currently as an instrumental teacher and Wider Opportunities leader and within the local and private education sectors providing individual, group tuition, Samba and Drumline coaching.
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