Session Drummer // Educator
Kamil Bartnik is a freelance drummer based in West London with years of experience both in the studio and on the road.
Since graduating with First Class Honours from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Kamil continued his studies with Ralph Salmins, Pete Riley and Richard Brook.
His recording success continues to build out of a studio just a stones throw away from London, whilst featuring sessions across the country, most notably at ‘Rockfield Studios’ from time to time.
On the road, UK and international tours have become increasingly regular, featuring performances with Dani Sylvia, James Bourne (Busted), and being a part of the Pale Waves 22' tour. Not being one to shy away from the diverse challenges faced in live music, Kamil has performed in many different settings, ranging from festivals and venues of all sizes, to theatres across the country and even in London’s West End.
Kamil has also been teaching drums for over 8 years, both privately and in schools in the Surrey area to all ages and abilities.
In 2017, he wrote an educational book with Pete Ray Biggin (PBUnderground, Level 42, Chaka Khan) titled 'Drums At The Front'.
For years to come Kamil aims to expand on and further progress in all of his musical ventures, whilst passing that knowledge onto the next generation of professional drummers and musicians alike.
I offer private drum tuition in the West/South West London areas to students who are keen on getting started, or for more advanced players who wish to push themselves musically.
Lessons are independently tailored to each student to maximise progress, whilst being delivered in a fun, relaxed and inspiring manor. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, have moderate skills being the kit, or are more advanced, I can ensure that progress will be made whilst unlocking your full potential.
Over the years I have gained a lot of experience teaching younger ages and as such I have really good methods that will get your child playing basic rhythms and beats along to their favourite songs in no time!
Students will also be given various print-outs and MP3's so they can continue learning between lessons.
Enhanced DBS checked, and I’ve complete various Child Safeguarding Courses over the years for previous employers.
All aspects of drumming are covered, so whether you’re just starting out, or have specific things you’d like to focus on, I’ve got you covered. Here’s a brief list of the things we’ll work on:
Playing along to songs, understating the importance of timing and using your own ear to clearly hear what the drums are playing
Fun fills and patterns around the kit
Exploration of a variety of music styles including jazz, rock, latin, funk, pop, metal etc
Preparation for graded exams (Rockschool, Trinity Rock & Pop etc, Grades 1 - 8) should you wish to do this
Double kick drum applications
Rudiments on the snare, and application around the kit
Groove and awareness of how to play with other musicians
Music theory and how to read drum notation
Lessons offered can be in-person at students’ homes, online, or in my studio located in Staines.
Areas covered - Isleworth, Brentford, Hounslow, Richmond, Barnes, Putney, Clapham, Wimbledon, Staines, Twickenham, Whitton, Osterley, Kew, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Fulham, and local surrounding areas.
For more info, please get in touch below.
"Kamil, is a forward thinking progressive drum tutor. I have no hesitation recommending him given the standard of drumming my boy has reached with Kamil as his teacher."
- Ed Freeman
“Believe me, I was having so much fun, a total blast. Online drum lessons with Kamil are incredible! He is amazing. I’m learning so much and so quickly, exactly what I want as I’ve been such a frustrated drummer for years. Absolutely loving it!”
- Maria Louise Cook
“Our 8 year old has had drumming lessons with Kamil for around 2 years and his progress has been amazing. Kamil combines talent with coolness, which really helps with teaching kids. I can highly recommend Kamil as a drumming teacher”
- Chris Gomersall
"Kamil is a superb teacher who's patient and engaging with his pupils, and I have never had anything but praise from both his pupils and parents. Kamil has definitely been a great asset to our music school."
- Lucy Joyce. Thornbury Music School, Wonersh
"Kamil is reliable, punctual, focused and delivers great content which is always varied and tailored to suit. My son has suffered greatly from anxiety in recent years and Kamil’s flexibility and support have been invaluable in continuing and perpetuating my sons love of drumming. His manner and teaching style are a delight and have helped so much."
- Sam Perkins