27 June 2012
RCM 2012 Festival of Percussion with Stewart Copeland

3.30pm - An Audience with Stewart Copeland

On Sunday July 8th RCM Festival of Percussion 2012.  The legendary drummer talks to Mike Dolbear about his life as drummer with The Police and as award-winning composer for stage and screen.

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12 March 2012
Mike Dolbear to run second Marathon for Teenage Cancer Trust

Here's a great chance to win a Zildjian A Custom EFX 18" Crash cymbal, signed by Blink-182's drummer Travis Barker, and raise a splash of cash for charity too.

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05 April 2011
Shine on you crazy Dolbear!

Here's your chance to win a Paiste 2000 Reflections 14" Thin Crash cymbal, signed by Pink Floyd's legendary drummer Nick Mason, and raise a splash of cash for charity too.

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22 September 2010
Drumschool Update

Well, the evenings are getting longer, so our summer is coming to an end.

I would like to congratulate all of Rami's students who did well in the summer exams. This term's closing date for exams is October 20th, with the exams being on December 18th and 19th. Please talk to your teacher if you wish to enter.

This summer has been very busy for many of my students who have been out on tour or doing the festivals and are all returning for lessons.

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25 February 2010
Student's news February and March 2010

Kapil Trivedi (Mystery Jets) and Steve Forrest (Placebo) have both become full endorses of Vic Firth sticks, Kapil can be heard on the new Mystery Jets album coming soon, Steve is in the middle of a two year world tour.

  • Cherisse Osei Is out on tour with Mika and can be heard on his new album.
  • Sara Leigh can be seen on the new Florence and the machine music video.
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21 October 2009
Mike Dolbear presents: A Masterclass with Mark Schulman

Mark Schulman Masterclass

This Masterclass is with Mark Schulman, one of today's most in-demand drummers, currently touring with Pink, also worked and toured with Velvet Revolver, Cher, Foreigner and Tina Turner.

Date: Monday 7th December 20.00 - 22.00

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15 September 2009
Student News - September 2009

This month congratulations go to:

Aingaran Kandasamy (grade 6)
Simon Lamb (grade 3)
Neil Pabari (grade 3)

For all passing their Guildhall drum exams.

December exams are on the 19th/20th December entries need to be in by 19th october.


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15 September 2009
Stick it to MS 2009

Stick It To MS Event 2009On July 13th, Mike took part in the Guinness book of record world attempt for the most drummers playing the same beat at the same time. The event took place at the NIA in Birmingham and so far has raised over £45,000 for MS.

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07 January 2009
News for January 2009

Congratulations to the following students for passing their drum kit exams:

Alex Todd (Distinction grade 6)
Scott Krieger (Merit Grade 5)
Vida Green (Pass Grade 3)
Jacob Burns (Distinction Grade 2)
Jeremy Kumar (Merit Grade 3)
Noal Silas Suthesh (Pass Grade 4)

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02 December 2008
Students News - December 2008
Louie Grant: congratulations on reaching the final 40 of this years national Young Drummer of the Year competition.
Kapil Trevedi: Is still touring the UK with his band "Mystery jets", currently supporting the Kooks
Brian Bennett: Has just announced tour dates for Cliff Richard and the shadows for their farewell tour and will be performing on the royal variety performance.
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